4 Best Places to Shop in Alsace-Lorraine, France

Daum Boutique

Vieille Ville

This boutique sells deluxe crystal and examples of the city's traditional Art Nouveau pâte de verre, in which crushed glass is mixed with a binding material to form a decorative surface.


Head to Dietrich for a varied selection of Beauvillé linens, locally handblown Alsatian wineglasses, and Obernai-pattern china.

Librairie Ancienne Dornier

Vieille Ville

Located near the Musée des Arts et Traditions Populaires, this excellent bookstore sells engravings as well as old and new books devoted to local history.

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Strasbourg Christmas Market

Strasbourg's fabled Christmas market is one of the largest in Europe, with more than 300 chalets installed throughout the city center starting from late November to Christmas Eve. Dating back to 1570, it is the oldest Christmas market in France. The largest number of stands stretches from the Place Broglie to the Hôtel de Ville as well as around the cathedral. Wander among the wooden chalets peddling pretty local crafts and holiday baubles until you arrive at the Place Kléber, where you'll be dazzled by the giant Christmas tree.