Montparnasse Tower rises up to 210 meters above Paris. It hosts, every year, at its foot and in front of the train station Gare Montparnasse a festive Christmas market. In the tens market stands the visitors can find souvenirs, presents, holiday decorations, handmade crafts and artistic items.
In addition the market is specializing in delicates and French sweets especially those that are typical for Christmas.
For accommodations, check the most recommended hotels in Paris and around, most of them suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY:
The Paris Tourist Office's Main Welcome Center at Pyramides: 25, rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris Metro: Pyramides (line 7 or 14)
France background and overview
Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader among European nations. Since 1958, it has constructed a presidential democracy resistant to the instabilities experienced in earlier parliamentary democracies. In recent years, its reconciliation and cooperation with Germany have proved central to the economic integration of Europe, including the introduction of a common exchange currency, the euro, in January 1999. At present, France is at the forefront of efforts to develop the EU's military capabilities to supplement progress toward an EU foreign policy.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]