Metz Christmas Markets
Begin your festive season with a trip to the magical Christmas Markets of Metz. There’s no better way to build your festive spirit as Christmas approaches than by visiting Europe’s Christmas markets. Buy handmade crafts and artisanal treats for wonderful and authentic gifts. Sample the culinary delights of different nations and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.
Owing to Metz’s location, close to France’s border with Germany as well as Luxembourg, you are perfectly placed to peruse a variety of Christmas markets offerings in three different countries, all in one tour. After the majesties of Metz, experience the triumphs of Trier and luxuries of Luxembourg. Alternatively, for a bit more of the French affair, visit the beautiful Nancy.
Merriment and cheer await as you potter round the stalls, full of handcrafted gifts. Warm yourself with a mulled wine or hot chocolate while you take in the atmosphere. All of this awaits and so much more in these beautiful locations! In between the markets there’s plenty to enjoy an lots of explore in these pretty towns.
Late November - December 2022
Travel to Dover and board your ferry to Calais, travelling through northern France. Arrive in Metz and settle in to your hotel. Perhaps begin exploring the city and maybe have your first glimpse of the French Christmas markets.
Metz Christmas Markets
The second most-visited Christmas markets in France, the markets at Metz enjoy both French and German cultures and traditions due to Metz’s location close to France’s German border.
Spread across five sites in the city, traditional huts welcome you selling all kinds of festive gifts and goodies. The smell of roasted chestnuts in the air as you enjoy traditional food, mulled wine and shop to your heart’s content for quirky gifts and souvenirs. Make sure you take the time to enjoy the Christmas lights, for which Metz is famous.
Christmas Market Excursions
Venture out to explore the other fantastic Christmas markets in the neighbouring region’s. You could visit one or even both!
Trier Christmas Markets
70 miles from Metz lies the beautiful German town of Trier. Enjoy the romantic Christmas atmosphere in Trier and along the Moselle Valley. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Cathedral, this market is full of medieval delights and traditional hand-crafted gifts. The 95 festively decorated wooden booths house Christmas articles such as decorations, wooden toys, candles, hand-blown or engraved glassware, ceramics and much more. Good food awaits you as well: bratwurst sausages, potato pancakes, sweets, hot tea and mulled wine.
Luxembourg Christmas Markets
The traditional Christmas market in Luxembourg city turns the Place d’Armes, the Place de la Constitution and the Place de Paris into a real Christmas village. For a month, the main square of the capital is covered with small wooden huts, selling candles, toys and decorations. The multicultural markets take the best from different countries with traditional food and gifts and a wonderful lighting display.
Depart and travel home
Today you will begin your journey home. Perhaps enjoy a final stroll around Metz or through the Christmas markets. Pack up all your presents and don’t forget your festive cheer!
Nancy Christmas Markets
The medieval town of Nancy hosts a month long Christmas market on the newly renovated Place Charles III, where you will find a multitude of beautifully decorated chalets, traditional foods, handcrafted gifts and artisan treasures. Make sure to stop for a mug of the obligatory mulled wine and enjoy the experience against a backdrop of art nouveau architecture.
Novotel Metz Hauconcourt ****
The Novotel Metz Hauconcourt is surrounded by parkland, just 15 minutes from the centre of Metz. It boasts a bar, restaurant, terrace and garden, and a seasonal outdoor pool. All rooms are air-conditioned with satellite TV, mini bar and hot drinks making facilities. The private bathrooms have hairdryers as well as complimentary toiletries. WiFi throughout.
Ibis Metz Nord ***
The ibis Metz Woippy hotel is located 3.1 miles (5 km) from the centre of Metz. The modern rooms feature wooden floors, desks and LCD flat-screen TVs. The hotel has a restaurant and a bar which offers a 24-hour snack service.
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|4 day tour||Half Board||Single Supplement|
|November – December 2022||From £125.00 per person||From £95.00 per person|
Christmas Markets Late November – Late December. Other dates available on request.