Marché de Noël (Christmas Market)

One of the loveliest things about Christmas in France is the Christmas markets.  Christmas markets here are often filled with specialities that you will find at Christmastime, like pain d'épices. Pain d'épices (spicy bread) is a dense loaf that has cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and other spices.  You will also find vin chaud (mulled wine), red wine that is seasoned with spices and oranges and is served hot.  You'll also find chocolat chuad (hot chocolate), cidre chaud (hot cider), biere de Noel (Christmas beer), and many other French, regional, and Christmas specialties!