Christmas Markets

20 Beautiful images that show the Magic of Christmas in France

Written by on December 20, 2015 in Alsace, Christmas Markets, Photo gallery
20 Beautiful images that show the Magic of Christmas in France

 1. Stunning  Strasbourg The capital of Christmas in France, home to one of the oldest Christmas markets in the world, Strasbourg in Alsace is THE place to go if you love Christmas and a magical atmosphere. 2. Captivating Colmar Not far from Strasbourg is the lovely historic city of Colmar. Fairy-tale pretty, it positively sparkles […]

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Christmas Shopping in Champagne-Ardenne

Written by on December 10, 2015 in Christmas Markets
Christmas Shopping in Champagne-Ardenne

When it comes to Christmas Shopping, a flavour of France is something to be savoured and for Brits, a visit to the region of Champagne-Ardenne is a great way to buy great value Champagne and wine but also to stock up on fabulous regional produce and unique Christmas gifts. It’s just a 3 hour drive […]

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Arras Christmas Market – a French Winter Wonderland

Written by on December 7, 2015 in Christmas Markets
Arras Christmas Market – a French Winter Wonderland

In the centre of the Grand’Place in Arras which is covered with a festive red carpet is a German style winter bar with the tallest tower in Europe for one of these types of buildings. Lit up and rotating, it is charmingly kitsch and a magnet for revellers. Inside, the chalet style bar and stalls […]

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A Flavour of France in Calais for Christmas

Written by on December 3, 2015 in Christmas Markets, Nord-Pas de Calais
A Flavour of France in Calais for Christmas

A day or overnight trip to Calais is a real treat at Christmas time and it’s the perfect place to do a spot of festive shopping and take home some goodies with a touch of French flavour and flair… I’ve been doing my Christmas shopping here for many years and love the warm welcome from […]

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Chateau Vaux le Vicomte Christmas 2015

Written by on November 23, 2015 in Christmas Markets
Chateau Vaux le Vicomte Christmas 2015

2015 is the 400th anniversary of the year Nicolas Fouquet was born (January 1615), once the owner of the stunning Chateau of Vaux-Le Vicomte in the Loire Valley. This year the Chateau is celebrating Christmas in style in his honour. Glimmer, Glamour and Glitz for Vaux le Vicomte Christmas 2015 A 14 metre high ferris […]

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Five of the Best Christmas Markets in France 2015

Written by on November 3, 2015 in Christmas Markets
Five of the Best Christmas Markets in France 2015

Pretty much every town in France holds a Christmas market, some are tiny and last a few hours, some are huge and last for several weeks. We take a look at five of the best Christmas Markets in France 2015, chosen for authenticity and sheer loveliness. From the oldest and one of the biggest in […]

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Paris Christmas Markets 2015

Written by on October 19, 2015 in Christmas Markets
Paris Christmas Markets 2015

Traditional and popular Christmas markets are a major shopping event and are held from November onwards all over France. Growing in popularity year on year, the markets are an essential festive event and nowhere more than in Paris. Here’s a run down of the biggest Paris Christmas Markets 2015 The Champs Elysées Christmas village Starts […]

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Christmas in Paris from your Armchair

Written by on December 11, 2014 in Christmas Markets, Paris, Photo gallery
Christmas in Paris from your Armchair

It just trips off the tongue doesn’t it, Christmas in Paris… the lights, the markets, bars and restaurants gleaming and teaming, vin chaud and lush shops with wonderful window dressings. The loveliest streets and avenues in the city are decked out in magical lights and historic buildings twinkle. More than ever, the capital lives up […]

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Vendée Christmas Markets

Written by on December 4, 2014 in Christmas Markets, Poitou-Charentes
Vendée Christmas Markets

If you love the Vendée for its enchanting landscape and breath-taking historical monuments, then the chances are you’ll equally love its crisp, cold, clear blue winter skies, sharp frosts and bracing Decembers. But whilst perhaps not the most obvious choice of venue, if you want to really indulge yourself in the spirit of Christmas, the […]

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Ten Great places to visit in France for Christmas 2014

Written by on December 3, 2014 in Christmas Markets, Events
Ten Great places to visit in France for Christmas 2014

We looks at some truly great places to visit in France for Christmas 2014 and at any time of year! In Alsace, head for Strasbourg‘s Christmas market, Christkindelsmarik, the oldest in Europe. From 28th November to 31st December, beautiful lights and decorations in this, the most festive Christmas market with the tallest decorated Christmas tree […]

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