Champs Elysées Christmas Market- Le Marché de Noël!

The Champs Elysees Christmas Market is beautiful. Especially when you consider the hot wine.

What? Hot wine, you say? Why yes- hot, sweet, dangerous wine. Her she is in all her glory:

DSC_0078I know, I know. She’s not much to look at- but trust me. You don’t want to miss out on her company. She’s a good friend to have on those cold Parisian winter nights.

Champs Elysees Christmas time

Hot Christmas wine, or vin chaud, makes her appearance at every Christmas market, just like the one we visited on the Champs Elysées.

Champs Elysées Christmas Market  Marché de Noël

I know why the Christmas Market sells vin chaud, too, so don’t be fooled: it’s not for the cold weather. It’s not for Christmas cheer. (Although it helps.) The hot wine goes down so easily so that people have a difficult time discerning that all of the shops in the Marché de Noël (Christmas Market) are just flea market stalls in white stands with cheap lights.

I mean, we couldn’t tell. They were really elves workshops, right?!

Marche de Noël Shops

And check out how many people were lined up for the wine versus the crêpes  and gaufres. (Belgian waffles.)

vin chaud

Vin chaud made the Champs Elysées more beautiful.


And it made this weird kids train attraction a little less scary. Or a little more scary- depending on who you ask.

DSC_0088Mmm. Joyeux noël.

vin chaudÀ la prochaine,


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