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Winter has arrived in France

PUBLISHED: 10:24 11 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:35 11 January 2018

Winter in Paris is magical © Rrrainbow / Thinkstockphotos

Winter in Paris is magical © Rrrainbow / Thinkstockphotos

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From winter walks with a cup of chocolat chaud to historic buildings all lit up in fairy lights, winter in France is a magical time of year. Just take a look at these beautiful photos to see for yourself

What better excuse than a cold snap to indulge in a pot of bubbling fondue?

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Winter in France means that a cup of something warming is permanently attached to our hands… preferably a cup of chocolat chaud from Angelina

Cloaked in a fresh dusting of snow, Alpine towns and villages are like a scene from a snow globe

The Christmas markets are a highlight of the winter months in France. We love the one in Colmar, Alsace

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The winter can get a bit wet and wild, but what better way to blow the cobwebs off and then sit inside all cosy as the wind howls around outside!

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You’ll always find community spirit alive and well at little village get-togethers, like this one in Rochefort-en-Terre

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The summer tourists are long gone so you can enjoy popular spots, such as towns along the Côte d’Azur, without the crowds

Winter sunsets are so beautiful...

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We love Paris all year round, but festooned in fairy lights, we love it even more!

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Don’t forget to wrap up warm

Winter in France is the perfect place to wind down...

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...or take to the slopes for a spot of snowboarding, if you prefer

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