Paris Christmas Markets

For youth groups

About Christmas Markets

Marvel at the magic of Christmas in Paris with your group this winter!

Get up close to the season’s cultural traditions, enjoy the festivities, wonder at the illuminations – savour the unique smells of fresh gingerbread and pretzels; find traditional decorations and maybe buy something special for someone back home – or just for yourself!

The biggest and most easily accessible of the Christmas Markets in Paris is along the lovely Avenue de Champs Elysées. The market is housed in more than 160 authentic wooden chalets and features dramatic Christmas lighting.

Running from mid November till early January, it’s truly an experience not to be missed!

You can go ice skating at one of the outdoor rinks, see the Eiffel tower lit up like a Christmas tree, and follow your day’s activities with an evening in Paris. After all that excitement, it’s good to know you can rely on being able to relax in our comfortable Château de Grande Romaine and enjoy the warm welcome of our centre staff.

Activities

Seasonal Excursions
Your excursion programme includes a visit to the Parisian Christmas markets, with a PGL guide to help you get the best from the experience. There's the opportunity to visit Disneyland Paris and experience the magic of their unique seasonal entertainment, alongside all their other popular attractions. Other seasonal activities include ice-skating, theatre visits, and enjoying the sights of Paris with a seasonal twist – including the Eiffel Tower lit up like a Christmas tree!

Adventure: The PGL Bonus
If you have time, why not try out one of our unique PGL adventure sessions? They’re a great opportunity for some teambuilding and will complement your off-site adventures perfectly.

An Evening Programme
Themed evening activities (such as making crêpes) are the finishing touch to your winter tour and cultural experience.

Select an activity for a full description

A typical itinerary for this course

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Sample programme for a 4 day Paris Christmas Markets visit for youth groups
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Breakfast
Morning   Visit to the Christmas Market at La Défense or the Champs Elysées Experience winter wonderland with a day at Disneyland, Paris - part 1 Depart for home after breakfast with a stop at a hypermarket en route
Lunch
Afternoon Welcome to centre and orientation Eiffel Tower and ice skating*. Sacré Coeur and Montmartre Experience winter wonderland with a day at Disneyland, Paris - part 2  
Dinner
Evening Santa's Scavenger Hunt Talent Show or optional evening in Paris - see the lights and have dinner at the Hard Rock Café French Christmas songs  

*small supplement applies locally
Please note this itinerary is for a 4 day visit (available for £254 per person) and includes a day at Disneyland® Paris.

Learning outcomes

A winter trip to France to enjoy the Christmas festivities is a great way to widen your group's horizons and develop an interest in another culture.

The support of a dedicated and trained PGL Tour Leader will ensure your group get the most from their experiences.

On-site adventure activities can improve group dynamics, confidence and communication skills.

 

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