For just over a month at the end of each year there is a Xmas Market in Toulouse, with artisanal gifts to buy and delicious seasonal treats to try.
There are even a few friendly Quebecois kicking around selling poutine and queue de castor as well as maple syrup and ‘tartinade d’erable’, or maple spread which I tried today for the first time! You can spot them from a mile away in their lumber jackets!
Later in the day, when it cools down, or next time you are in Toulouse you might want to try the Aligot, a traditional dish from Aveyron, in Occitanie. Made from mashed potatoes, cheese, butter and garlic, it is definitely a winter dish! I have never tried it myself but it smells divine!
The Marché de Noël or Christmas market is here until the 26th December.
Located at Place du Capitole and open from 10h30 until 20h30 daily, and until 22h00 Fridays and Saturdays.
Santa will be there on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10h30 and on Mondays,Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 16h00 as well as on Christmas Eve from 10h30 until 19h00.
things to keep you warm, stuffed animals and produits autour de la violette. Information on Violets: iconic flower of Toulouse
A few months ago I wrote a post, Marketing Toulouse, about all the regular markets in the city. Click here to read about other markets in Toulouse.
If you haven’t quite decided what to buy your friends and family, come and take a look. You will find unusual gifts and lots of Christmas cheer!!
As well as the many food stands at the market, Place du Capitole has many restaurants to choose from.
Toulouse Xmas Market
Enjoy your visit to the Christmas Market in Toulouse, follow me to keep up with me on my travels around beautiful Occitanie……à bientôt Christina