As the holiday season approaches, La Rochelle is decorated with Christmas lights and the magic of Christmas. During your stay at the François Ier Hotel in December, don’t miss the Christmas markets in La Rochelle and its surroundings.


The Christmas market in La Rochelle

The La Rochelle Christmas market is back in 2022 for the greatest pleasure of young and old. Announcing the arrival of Christmas, plunging us into a festive and magical atmosphere, the Christmas market is the ideal place to immerse yourself in the most beautiful time of the year. Between illuminations, good smells of crepes and mulled wine, come and discover the Christmas market of La Rochelle.

This year, the Christmas market of La Rochelle will welcome about twenty chalets that will offer treats, crafts, local and purely Rochelais products or original creations. The diversity offered by the artisans will allow you to start or complete your shopping and please all your loved ones.

From the Place Verdun, through the Place de la Motte Rouge to the Cours des Dames, come and enjoy this three-week event.

The Christmas market is also a synonym of animations and other illuminations. So don’t miss the illumination of the Big Wheel, the presence of concerts and other street shows. You can also make your children smile by offering them a ride on the mythical Carrousel of the Place Verdun.

You will also be able to discover the Solidarity Christmas market from November 15th to December 17th at Porte Royale open from Monday until Friday. This market, organized by Secours Populaire, offers a large choice of gift ideas and allows you to buy in solidarity. Its objective is to mobilize for the most underprivileged families and help them to organize the end of year celebrations. All proceeds from this event will be used to fund toys and other entertainment. A toy collect will also be set up.

Your hotel François Ier close to the Christmas market

Located in the very center of downtown La Rochelle, the François Ier hotel is ideally located to access the city’s infrastructures, especially the Christmas market.

The hotel François Ier near the Christmas market

As mentioned above, the La Rochelle Christmas market will be held on the Place de Verdun, which is located just a few steps from the hotel. At precisely 260 meters from the hotel, you can easily reach the market by foot. The Cours des Dames and the Place de la Motte Rouge are also at less than ten minutes’ walk from the François Ier hotel.

This will allow you to discover the old town and the illuminations in the streets.

Your hotel in La Rochelle offers you a private and secured parking lot, with reservation, to park your vehicle.

Book a room in your hotel in La Rochelle

To extend your experience, book your room at the François Ier hotel and enjoy an authentic and original experience. With different categories of rooms, decorated by theme and with care, you will dive into an atmosphere mixing street art and contemporary art. Each room is unique and personalized, decorated with photos of artists such as ELVIS, AUDREY HEPBURN, MARILYN or THE BEATLES.

Your charming hotel makes your comfort its priority, that’s why all the rooms are equipped with kettle, safe, flat screen TV and of course WIFI.

Whether you choose a double room, standard or PMR, you will appreciate the quality of our bedding.

The François Ier hotel does everything possible to welcome you in the best conditions and to answer your requests.

Other Christmas markets around La Rochelle

La Rochelle is not the only city to have a Christmas market. The François Ier hotel suggests other markets to discover during your stay.

  • The Périgny market from December 18 to 19: located about ten minutes from La Rochelle, the Périgny Christmas market will be held at Place des Droits de l’Homme. You will find craftsmen, animations and small restaurants. Santa Claus will honor you with his presence on Sunday December 19th.
  • The Christmas market in Aytré : Present for two days, find craftsmen and animations on December 17th and 18th on the Place des Charmilles.
  • The Christmas market of Châtelaillon-Plage : come and discover the Christmas market of Châtelaillon Plage on December 10th. On the program: chalets, souvenir factory, reading of tales and giant sled ride.

Don’t wait any longer, book now your stay in La Rochelle in your charming hotel. We will be pleased to welcome you and will be at your disposal for any further information you may need about the Christmas market.