Christmas Markets

Strasbourg Christmas 2014

Written by on November 25, 2014 in Christmas Markets
Strasbourg Christmas 2014

The town of Strasbourg in Alsace, north east France is known by another name – The Capital of Christmas, and with good reason. It is one of the prettiest, most festive, atmospheric and oldest Christmas markets in the world. Several centuries ago, in early December a “St. Klausenmarkt” (St Nicholas Market) was held in front […]

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Arras Christmas Market 2014

Written by on November 25, 2014 in Christmas Markets
Arras Christmas Market 2014

The Arras Christmas market is one of the biggest, best, most fun and atmospheric Christmas markets north of Paris. This year’s market promises to be more exciting than ever with the addition of a grand Ferris Wheel and a Toboggan run as well as an ice rink, live entertainment and wonderful red carpeted Christmas market […]

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Lille Christmas Market 2014

Written by on November 24, 2014 in Christmas Markets
Lille Christmas Market 2014

For those who take their Christmas shopping seriously, it would be hard to find a better place in Europe than Lille. Not only are there almost 4000 shops in this city in northern France but there is also a very nice Christmas market and festive and cultural attractions galore… Based in Place Rihour, stalls at […]

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Christmas markets Paris 2014

Written by on November 4, 2014 in Christmas Markets
Christmas markets Paris 2014

Christmas in Paris is simply magical. From the twinkling lights on the Champs-Elysées to the fabulous window displays and Christmas markets, there is plenty to do, see and enjoy. We take a look at some of the best Christmas markets Paris 2014… Christmas Market Champs-Elysées The biggest Christmas market in inner Paris with around 160 chalets […]

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Ho Ho La La at the Lille Christmas Market

Ho Ho La La at the Lille Christmas Market

Where I live in the Nord-Pas de Calais region, we’re totally spoiled for choice when it comes to Christmas markets. I can’t really claim to be a Christmassy person; I’ve always found it a bit commercial though I do love a Christmas Party! Being in the north of France though has changed me. It definitely […]

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Thirteen desserts of Provence at Christmas

Written by on December 11, 2013 in Christmas Markets, French Cuisine, Provence-Alpes
Thirteen desserts of Provence at Christmas

  French cuisine – it’s one of the things that make France great. Gastronomy is such a critical part of the heritage of France that it has been recognised with a UNESCO “World intangible Heritage” status. Getting together with family and friends over a meal is a popular activity in France and as you’d expect […]

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The Christmas Market Riquewihr, Alsace

Written by on December 5, 2013 in Alsace, Christmas Markets
The Christmas Market Riquewihr, Alsace

Choosing a Marché de Noël in Alsace shouldn’t be difficult. After all, more than any region I’ve visited, this northeastern section of France knows how to party, with a village fête nearly every weekend celebrating fiddlers, fairytales, choucroute, wine – the list goes on. Five years since moving to the southern edge of Alsace, my […]

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The fabulous Christmas market Eguisheim

Written by on December 5, 2013 in Alsace, Christmas Markets
The fabulous Christmas market Eguisheim

With more than 100 Christmas markets in the region of Alsace, the largest and oldest fittingly resides in the capital Strasbourg, which even calls itself the “Capital of Christmas”. Yet after sampling both Strasbourg and Colmar festivities that roll out in big-city fashion, I wanted to visit a marché de Noël with a different kind […]

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Paris Christmas Markets 2013 Guide

Written by on December 3, 2013 in Christmas Markets, Paris
Paris Christmas Markets 2013 Guide

This has got to be one of the top wish list items at Christmas – a visit to a beautiful Christmas market in Paris! There’s nothing quite like the sight of the beautiful Ferris wheel at Place de la Concorde, the Champs-Elysées sparkling with light, the wonderful window displays and of course – the Christmas […]

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Visit a French Chateau at Christmas

Written by on November 30, 2013 in Christmas Markets, Museums and Châteaux
Visit a French Chateau at Christmas

Christmas… chateaux… culture … celebrate the holiday in style with a visit to the Loire Valley chateaux which dress up in their finest decorations to celebrate this happy time. Visiting one of the great chateaux in France is always special but at Christmas it provides for a positively enchanting experience! Lots of Chateaux put up special […]

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