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Christmas in France

Christmas markets in France

Friday, October 6, 2017

Get in the festive spirit by visiting one of these 12 traditional Christmas markets in France and pick up some French Christmas gifts

It’s not just the lack of turkey and Brussels sprouts that makes Christmas in France a different affair, says Gillian Harvey

Traditional French Christmas celebrations include letters from Santa, feasts on Christmas Eve and presents at the beginning of December!

Ian Moore ensures British Christmas traditions are observed while enjoying Christmas in France with his wife’s French family

Want to do something different for New Year’s Eve this year? How about joining the crowds on the Champs-Élysées, escaping everyone at a national park, listening to a concert in a prehistoric cave or tucking in to a French Réveillon?

Paris is magical at any time of year but at Christmas the city comes to life with Christmas markets, window displays, ice rinks. These are 10 reasons to visit Paris at Christmas

Families in France stay up late on Christmas Eve during le Réveillon, a sumptuous dinner with the best food and wine

There are so many different food and drink stalls at French Christmas markets it can be difficult to decide, so here is our pick of traditional French treats to try at your local marché de Noël

Thinking of spending the Christmas holidays in France? If ever you need convincing, we’ve found 12 reasons why you should

Across Provence traditional santons start to appear in homes and at Christmas markets. Carol Drinkwater explains what these figures are and how they came to be a Provençal Christmas tradition

Christmas events in France

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Everyone has heard of France’s Christmas markets but what other festive events are there in France in December?

5 French Christmas traditions

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Thinking of spending the festive period in France? Louise Sayers explains 5 key French Christmas and seasonal traditions that you need to know about if you are to celebrate Noël like a local

Stuck for what to buy your favourite Francophile? We’ve gathered 29 gifts they are sure to love whether it is French wine, food, culture or travel they love

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