Christmas Markets

15 things to do in Paris on Christmas Day

Written by on December 11, 2017 in Christmas Markets, Paris
15 things to do in Paris on Christmas Day

You might be surprised to know that there’s loads to do in Paris during the festive season! On the big day, some of the major museums are open, not all restaurants are open but there are quite a few, bars, attractions and even some shops are open. We asked Paris local Barbara Pasquet-James for her […]

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A French Christmas recipe for a cool yule | Snails in garlic butter

Written by on December 1, 2017 in Christmas Markets, My French Life, Starters
A French Christmas recipe for a cool yule | Snails in garlic butter

It’s very nearly time for festive fun and fa la la as Christmas is almost upon on us. To spread the Christmas cheer, I’ve teamed up with Titan Travel for their ’12 Days of Blogmas’ to bring you my recipe for snails in garlic butter, a Christmas favourite in France, inspired by the markets of […]

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Christmas Shopping in Paris – where to go and what to buy

Written by on November 23, 2017 in Christmas Markets, Paris
Christmas Shopping in Paris – where to go and what to buy

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… goes the song, and in Paris that’s certainly true. Christmas is when the city of light pulls out all the stops, the streets glitter and the shops are chock-a-block with gifts and goodies to lure you in! Many shops go all out festive – even opening on […]

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The perfect French Christmas event in Montreuil-sur-Mer

Written by on November 11, 2017 in Christmas Markets, Nord-Pas de Calais
The perfect French Christmas event in Montreuil-sur-Mer

For a captivating Christmas event, Montreuil-sur-Mer is the place to be for a special inaugural weekend of celebration. Featuring a fabulous wine fair, sublime gourmet dinner, carol singers and an enchanting Christmas market – this event will certainly get you in a festive mood. It all takes place on 9 and 10 December 2017, and […]

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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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