There are about 25 notable Christmas markets or Marchés de Noël in France. Among these the traditional Christmas market in Strasbourg is the oldest and one of the largest. It dates back to the 16th century and spreads from the place de la Cathédrale throughout the city.
In our French beginners’ magazine Allons-y !, we have an article about the Christmas market in Strasbourg. It provides a glimpse into the magical world of its market stalls and local produce. It also gives information about the history of the town itself.
Why not spread some Christmas cheer in the coming weeks and use the article with your students in class.
To make things easier for you we’ve also provided the lesson plan written by our Teacher Notes writer Stephan Hallet. Stephan is a French native speaker and UK qualified teacher who teaches both French and Spanish in a secondary school in London. Think of Stephan’s lesson plan as a small pre-Christmas gift for you.
How do you celebrate Christmas in your French lessons? Have you got a French-Christmas classroom-tradition? If so, please tell us all about it.