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Christmas Markets vs. Christmas Time cruise on the Seine

Christmas Markets vs. Christmas Time cruise on the Seine

Jul 1st, 2010, 12:45 PM
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Christmas Markets vs. Christmas Time cruise on the Seine

Three years ago we enjoyed a Danube River "Christmas Market" cruise visting each evening towns with Christmas markets beginning in Vienna.
This December we have a chance for a 7 night "Christmas Time" cruise on the Seine from Paris to Rouen with stops in Mantes and Vernon. The tour information does not refer to Christmas markets similar to our Danube cruise, only a Christams time Seine cruise.
Can we expect to find day and evening Christmas markets in Paris, Rouen, Mantes and Vernon similar to our Danube cruise? Thanks,
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Jul 1st, 2010, 12:49 PM
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The French Christmas markets are quite different from the ones in Germany and Austria. I was very disappointed with the ones we visited in December 2008--more emphasis on holiday foods, few ornaments and decorations, lots of stuff that could easily be found in stores.
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Jul 1st, 2010, 01:25 PM
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There is a very big Christmas market along the wooded part of the Champs Elysées in Paris.

The other cities are likely to have some small Christmas markets of limited interest.
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Sep 16th, 2010, 05:47 AM
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you have also a great chrismas market in La Défense. I even found good ideas for my gifts!
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Sep 16th, 2010, 06:02 AM
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La Maison du Limousin 30, Rue de Caumartin

75009 9ème Arrondissement Paris, Paris, France

Should be open when you are there , I think it starts Dec 1
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