Tourism, crafts, culture and gastronomy
Villages and Markets
For a few days, the prestigious squares of Saint-Germain-des-Prés are transformed into small themed villages and markets with dozens of stands led by professionals in the fields of tourism, crafts, culture and gastronomy.
They give the Parisian public the opportunity to experience a specific event of the year (Christmas, Easter, holidays) - or to discover a taste of the culture and flavours of a French country or region.
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Villages and markets for all tastes
The Villages and Markets bring an influx of new visitors to the district. The small and authentic Christmas market is a delight for the inhabitants of the 6th arrondissement as well as for Parisians and tourists looking for a more village-like Christmas atmosphere in the heart of Paris.
In 2020, we were the first to deploy this Christmas market in Paris during the festive season, we felt that children young and old were in great need of fantasy, pretzels and chocolates.
Themed villages can be initiated by you to promote a company, an institution, a project or a discipline. Organise your own Village.
Where to go?
Located along the church garden and the park and children's area, the villages of the Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés consist of an average of forty to fifty wooden stalls and chalets measuring 2 metres by 3 metres over an area of 2,400 m².
Nearby you will find the thousand-year-old Abbey of St-Germain-des-Prés, as well as the famous brasseries and literary cafés such as Café Flore, Brasserie Lipp or Procope.
With its 8400 m², the Place Saint-Sulpice can accommodate more stands, as well as stages, tents and even yurts.
A must for shopping with its brand name boutiques, home to many popular art and design fairs, it is the meeting place for the arts, culture, intellectuals and lovers of the Left Bank.
At the moment!
Our Easter village takes place from Saturday 8 April to Sunday 30 April 2023
The old Villages and Markets
Theme Village Photo Galleries
Annual theme villages
- Christmas Village
- Easter Village
- Summer Village
- Tea Village
- Village Golf
- Craft & Gourmet Heritage Village
Tourist villages of the 6th
- Village of Lozère
- Village of Alsace
- Reunion Village
- Village of Martinique
- Village of Madagascar
- Village of Malaysia
- Cape Verde village
- Village of Finland
- Village of Thailand
- Quebec Christmas Village