Alsatian Christmas Market at Paris Gare de l’Est 2018

From December 5 to 21, 2018 the famous Alsatian Christmas Market is taking over again Paris Gare de l’Est. For slighlty over two weeks, producers and artisans will be here to make you discover typically Alsatian culinary treasures! And what about going there to unearth good products and discover new flavors thanks to the many scheduled tastings?

Among the Christmas Markets 2018 in Paris, you have the Alsatian Christmas Market in front of Paris Gare de l’Est held from December 5 to 21, 2018. For this 37th edition of the oldest Alsatian Christmas market outisde its region, all gourmet Holidays traditions are given pride of place under a Big Top sweetly smelling like Alsace. 

Kougelhopf, gingerbread and brioche Männele, potato galettes, munster cheese, pork shoulder… We go discover these Alsatian specialties that can be tasted for free. And the icing on the cake: because the Christmas Market will start on Saint Nicholas Day, Maison Fortwenger will offer 500 St Nicholas-inspired gingerbread  to kids coming to the market on Wednesday December 5 between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. 

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And that's not all since, all along the market, a basket full of Alsatian products would be won every day. To try and win it, you'll have to guess its weights and fill in an entry form!

To prepare your holidays dinners, head to the stands of the fifteen Alsatian artisans to find what Alsatian gastronomy has best like bredele, jams and sweets, goose and duck foie gras, gingerbreads, charcuteries, sauerkraut, cheese, wines and brandies.

Program of the free tastings:

  • December 5: Kougelhopf, sweet brioche specialty
  • December 6: Männele, small gingerbread or brioche men eaten for St Nicholas Day
  • December 7: Schiffelé, salted and smoked pork shoulder
  • December 8: Alsatian duck or goose foie gras
  • December 9: Gewurztraminer* from Alsace
  • December 10: Gingerbreads
  • December 11: Riesling from Alsace
  • December 12: Alsatian charcuteries
  • December 13: Crémant d’Alsace*
  • December 14: Bredele, small cakes prepared throughout Advent and enjoyed during the Holidays
  • December 15: Alsatian whiskey
  • December 16: Alsatian jams
  • December 17: Pinot Noir* from Alsace
  • December 18: Munster, famous soft rind-washed cheese with a strong smell but sweet taste
  • December 19: Pinot Gris* from Alsace
  • December 20: Grumbeerekiechle, potato pancakes
  • December 21: Saint-Louis craft beer*

What about a gourmet stroll in Alsace?

* drink responsibly

Caroline J.
Last updated on 19 October 2018

Practical information

Opening Time
From 5 December 2018 to 21 December 2018



    Place du 11 novembre 1918
    75010 Paris 10


    Recommended age
    For all

    More information
    Ouvert tous les jours de 9h à 20h (10h à 19h le dimanche, 18h le vendredi 21 décembre)