Christmas Markets

A Feast of Festive Fun for Christmas in Calais 2016

Written by on November 17, 2016 in Christmas Markets, Nord-Pas de Calais
A Feast of Festive Fun for Christmas in Calais 2016

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without the kids having fun at a fabulous parade, grown-ups appreciating a glass of French wine or Champagne and everyone enjoying a friendly Christmas Market – which is why Calais really looks forward to welcome you this year. The town’s gone all out festive with a massive programme of events to tempt […]

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Reims Christmas Market 2016

Written by on November 15, 2016 in Christmas Markets
Reims Christmas Market 2016

Reims Christmas market is one of the best in France and attracts a lot of visitors. There’s a reason for that, not only is it truly festive and incredibly pretty, it’s also fun AND let’s not forget the Champagne connection! What’s on at Reims Christmas Market 2016 Just 45 minutes from Paris by train, Reims Christmas […]

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Christmas Markets Paris 2016 Dates and Details

Written by on November 14, 2016 in Christmas Markets
Christmas Markets Paris 2016 Dates and Details

Christmas markets Paris: Join in the fun, enjoy the ambience and find some fab goodies for the festive season… The lights will be switched on November 21, thousands of lights and decorations in more than 125 squares and streets in Paris will twinkle, flash and glitter. The ‘Scintillance’ lights display by Blachère Illuminations will once again […]

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Postcard from Colmar Christmas Market Alsace

Written by on November 9, 2016 in Alsace, Christmas Markets
Postcard from Colmar Christmas Market Alsace

There are more than 100 Christmas markets in Alsace, the oldest and biggest is in Strasbourg with the market at Colmar coming in close behind in terms of popularity and size. Go to either of these markets at this seasonal time of the year and you enter an alternative world – the world of Christmas. […]

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Perfect Provence Christmas Tour

Perfect Provence Christmas Tour

Of course we first think of lavender, sunflowers and sitting under a plane tree drinking rosé while munching on olives from the market and cooling off by the fountain.  But what if I told you that there are unique treasures during the winter months that can be experienced only in Provence. Christmas in Provence is […]

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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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