Spend a Christmas in the Vienne

The magic of the lights, the slightly sweet smells, the shopping for gifts and the laughter of children are all ingredients for a happy Christmas. Find the list of our Christmas markets as well as all the activities we offer in the Vienne for the end of year celebrations.

Christmas market in Poitiers in 2023 ©ACAP - Sandrine Duvignac
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La Vienne your Christmas date

If there is a celebration that we love, it is definitely that of Holidays. What could be more joyful than decorated and illuminated streets, the smells of mulled wine, roasted chestnuts or Christmas markets in many towns and villages?

Poitiers is no exception to this tradition and invites you to a magical moment at the Islet of Tison where a carousel, chalets (with more than 40 creators), games and activities are offered.


🎄Christmas Entertainment🎄

For adults and children, there will be something for all ages! There are many Christmas activities in the Vienne at the end of the year and will be there from December 2 with the steps, But also snacks, workshops, shows or even Christmas concerts.

With many illuminations in the four corners of the Vienne, Christmas creates a magical atmosphere in the streets and squares. Stroll along the illuminated streets of Poitiers and take the opportunity to explore the treasures of the city.

leaf stroke - Tourism Vienne

Meeting with Santa Claus

A must, of course meeting Santa Claus with his red coat, his white beard and his basket full of gifts for a traditional photo!

See you in the Passage des Cordeliers, every Saturday in December for this magical and unforgettable meeting for our little darlings.

Activities with Santa Claus

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The Tourist Sites of the Vienne dress in Christmas colors during the month of December and the end-of-year holidays.

Design your family road trip based on the many activities and entertainment they offer you to celebrate Christmas with family around Poitiers. Futuroscope, Saint-Savin Abbey, town of Poitiers, and many others will amaze you!

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The secrets of the perfect Christmas in Vienne

Christmas market in Poitiers 2023 ©Poitiers le Centre

Christmas Markets

Find all the Christmas markets in Vienne and meet our artisans.

Lencloître biscuit factory - Christmas baubles ©Iboocréation

Culinary specialties

For a Christmas dinner with local products, here is what we recommend.

The Comptoir du Poitou in Poitiers ©ACAP – Sandrine DUVIGNAC

Gift Ideas

At all prices and for all tastes, find hundreds of gift ideas.

Enjoy a stay in the Vienne for the parties

To fully experience the Christmas magic in the Vienne, book your stay now in one of the department accommodation. Whether you prefer a warm cottage, comfortable hotel or a unusual accommodation, Vienne has something to make you spend unforgettable holidays.

Merry Christmas everyone and have a Happy Holiday Season!