Complete France Advent Calendar Competition

PUBLISHED: 15:40 30 November 2020 | UPDATED: 10:50 09 December 2020

We've got 24 fantastic French prizes to give away in the run-up to Christmas

We've got 24 fantastic French prizes to give away in the run-up to Christmas

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Win amazing French prizes every day until Christmas in the Complete France Advent Calendar. Our annual free competition has 24 French-inspired prizes up for grabs

Day 1 - Win a chocolate advent calendar from ZChocolatDay 1 - Win a chocolate advent calendar from ZChocolat

1 December: Win a chocolate advent calendar with zChocolat

The Prize: A gourmet advent calendar from a top French chocolate producer

An exquisite surprise waits behind every door of the choco-tastic Advent Zbox from zChocolat. With 24 numbered chocolates to savour, each made to a unique recipe, as well as six Dark Z chocolate pieces, this makes the perfect treat for chocoholics. Each of the scrumptious offerings from the Forcalquier-based chocolate makers is crafted by World Champion Chocolatier Pascal Caffet with French tradition in mind.

The winner’s contact information will be shared with zChocolat for the purpose of prize distribution.

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Day 2 - Win Nesrine’s latest album on CDDay 2 - Win Nesrine’s latest album on CD

2 December: Win a copy of the latest album from Franco-Algerian songstress Nesrine

The Prize: One of three copies of Nesrine’s self-titled album

“An incandescent, multilingual talent” is how The Times described singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nesrine as she burst onto the international music scene in 2018 as part of the trio NES. The Franco-Algerian sensation has now released a self-titled solo album, combining the cello with her powerful voice and drawing influences from her North African roots and European present. Her music transcends genre boundaries and captivates listeners in French, Arabic and English.

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Day 3 - Win a copy of Planète GascogneDay 3 - Win a copy of Planète Gascogne

3 December: Win a copy of Perry Taylor’s latest book, Planète Gascogne

The Prize: A copy of Planète Gascogne (Planet Gascony)

If you’re not familiar with ‘Anglo-Gascon’ humorist Perry Taylor’s work, you’re in for a treat. Perry illustrates rural life in his adopted home with characteristic wit in his latest book, Planète Gascogne. A must-buy this Christmas for your Francophile friends longing for a much-missed taste of France, this hilarious read showcases Perry’s humorous takes on bucolic Gascon life and the characters, both human and animal, that you might encounter. Perry also makes a variety of charming giclée prints and greeting cards on the same theme.

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Day 4 - Win a bottle of Cap Royal Bordeaux SupérieurDay 4 - Win a bottle of Cap Royal Bordeaux Supérieur

4 December: Win a bottle of top French red wine

The Prize: A bottle of Cap Royal 2018 Bordeaux Supérieur

Produced within the Bordeaux Supérieur appellation, this award winning Cap Royal Rouge is a classic Bordeaux blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet. Its production is overseen by one of Bordeaux’s most talented winemakers, who also makes the wine for Château Pichon Baron. Dry, with notes of oak and dark fruits, it makes the perfect pairing for beef. It’s also vegan-friendly!

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Day 5 -  Win books from FlammarionDay 5 - Win books from Flammarion

5 December: Win some French history and art books

The Prize: A copy of the Flammarion history book A Day at Château de Chantilly and a copy of Deyrolle: French Botanical Art (Frameables)

The gorgeous A Day at Château de Chantilly is a fascinating insight to life at this top French palace. Following in the footsteps of the Duke of Aumale, you’ll get to know this world-famous estate and its magnificent stables. The winner will also get a copy of Deyrolle: French Botanical Art, a beautifully illustrated collection of tear-out-and-frame posters reproduced from the archives of the Parisian institution.

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Day 6 - Win a bottle of Gin d'AzurDay 6 - Win a bottle of Gin d'Azur

6 December: Win a bottle of Gin d’Azur

The Prize: A bottle of Gin d’Azur, inspired by the south of France

Bring some French Riviera flair to your drinks tray with the gorgeous Gin d’Azur, inspired by the sunny south-east of France and distilled in Cognac. The tasty tipple is crammed with Provençal goodness including regional herbs like lavender, marjoram and rosemary, peel from the famous lemons of Menton and a soupçon of Camargue salt. One sip will transport you straight to the beaches of the Mediterranean.

The winner’s contact information will be shared with Gin d’Azur for the purpose of prize distribution.

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Day 7 - Win a bag of Almond pralines from TarietteDay 7 - Win a bag of Almond pralines from Tariette

7 December: Win some roasted almond pralines from Tariette

The Prize: A gift bag of roasted almond pralines from the south of France

A sweet sensation from Haute-Provence are these roasted almond pralines, complete with limited-edition Christmas box, from top UK-based French delicatessen Tariette. They’ve got a delicate, crunchy coating for a hit of sweetness, and they’re so moreish you won’t be able to have just one!

The winner’s contact information will be shared with Tariette for the purpose of prize distribution.

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Day 8 - Win a hamper from St PierreDay 8 - Win a hamper from St Pierre

8 December: Win a hamper of goodies from St Pierre Bakery Group

The Prize: A French foodie hamper including baked treats and champagne

Let St Pierre treat you to a luxurious Christmas. Win our super chic hamper, with everything you need for a festive Parisian evening. Including a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, a delicious cheese board, gold cutlery and a candleholder set, along with an array of magnifique St Pierre products – it’s a recipe for a wonderful winter’s night. Bonne chance!

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Day 9 - Win a copy of Anatomy of Style by Sophie GachetDay 9 - Win a copy of Anatomy of Style by Sophie Gachet

9 December: Win a copy of Anatomy of Style by Sophie Gachet

The Prize: One of five copies of Anatomy of Style from Flammarion

Former Elle fashion journalist Sophie Gachet is a French style maven and from her years of writing experience and front-row seats at fashion shows comes her new book, Anatomy of Style. Gachet unpacks the style of celebrities from Victoria Beckham to Rihanna and dissects iconic looks from history, including Madonna’s famous biker jacket. It’s a must-read for fashionistas everywhere.

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Day 10 - Win wine from Badet ClémentDay 10 - Win wine from Badet Clément

10 December: Win two bottles of Abbotts & Delaunay Cumulo Nimbus Minervois 2017

The Prize: Two bottles of this top Minervois wine from The Oxford Wine Company

Made by widely respected winemakers, Badet Clément, in the Languedoc region of the south of France, this stylish Minervois is a blend of handpicked Syrah and Grenache grapes. An elegant, complex, velvety red with forest fruit flavours and spicey aromas perfect with a festive roast beef or cheeseboard.

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Day 11 - Win a copy of the FRANCE Calendar 2021Day 11 - Win a copy of the FRANCE Calendar 2021

11 December: Win a copy of the FRANCE Calendar 2021

The Prize: One of three copies of the FRANCE Calendar 2021

Take a trip through France with our beautiful calendar, produced by the FRANCE team. The FRANCE Calendar 2021 features 14 gorgeous, glossy photos of our favourite country, from its miles of coastline to bucolic countryside and everything in between. The calendar brings a much-needed injection of France to your home at a time when holidays across the Channel aren’t possible.

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Day 12 - Win a copy of A Year at the Château by Dick and Angel StrawbridgeDay 12 - Win a copy of A Year at the Château by Dick and Angel Strawbridge

12 December: Win a copy of A Year at the Château by Dick and Angel Strawbridge

The Prize: One copy of A Year at the Château

There’s no underestimating the ‘Dick and Angel effect’ – the intrepid châtelains breathing life into their fairytale château have inspired people across the world to chase their dreams. Now you can read all about the Strawbridge family’s French adventures in their new book, A Year at the Château. Find out how Dick and Angel swapped their two-bed London flat for an abandoned Loire château. P.S. Don’t miss Day 22 of our advent calendar for another fabulous Escape to the Château treat!

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Day 13 - Win two bottles of wine produced in the south of FranceDay 13 - Win two bottles of wine produced in the south of France

13 December: Win two bottles of Languedoc wine

The Prize: One bottle of Domaine Jones Fitou and one bottle of Laurent Miquel Vendanges Nocturnes Viognier

Domaine Jones Fitou is a full-bodied, smooth and plummy red made with grapes harvested from 15 of expat Winemaker Katie Jone’s vineyards. The secret of Katie’s Fitou is definitely in the age of the vines – most of them are over 100 years old and bring freshness, depth and a beautiful texture to the wine. Laurent Miquel is a French vigneron specialised in the production of Viognier wines in the south of France. He picks his grapes during the night when cooler temperatures ensure the fruit is in top condition. Delicate perfumes of ripe apricot, pear and honeysuckle make the Vendanges Nocturnes Viognier an ideal wine for an aperitif.

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Day 14: Win a copy of Extraordinary Travellers: The Little MuseumDay 14: Win a copy of Extraordinary Travellers: The Little Museum

14 December: Win a copy of children’s book The Little Museum: A Children’s Mystery Adventure

The Prize: One of five copies of The Little Museum: A Children’s Mystery Adventure by Karen Beddow

Entertain your children this Christmas with the fantastic French travel adventure story The Little Museum by Karen Beddow. Perfect for boys and girls aged 8-11 years old, this fast-paced mystery joins intrepid young adventurers Lucy and Tom in their mission to find out why the Eiffel Tower has disappeared and much more.

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Day 15 - Win a bottle of Henri Bardouin PastisDay 15 - Win a bottle of Henri Bardouin Pastis

15 December: Win a bottle of Henri Bardouin Pastis from Distilleries & Domaines de Provence

The Prize: A Henri Bardouin Pastis gift box

Distilleries & Domaines de Provence have been crafting amazing aperitifs and spirits for over a century, and Henri Bardouin Pastis is one of their iconic brands. A divine concoction of 65 herbs and spices, this pastis is made to a (top secret!) authentic recipe and will whisk you to the southern coast with every sip. The amazing flavours include hand-picked herbs from the hills of Provence, plus star anise from Vietnam, tonka beans from South America, cardamon from the Indian Ocean and much more.

The winner’s contact information will be shared with Distilleries & Domaines de Provence for the purpose of prize distribution.

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Day 16 - Win a voucher for an online cookery courseDay 16 - Win a voucher for an online cookery course

16 December: Win a voucher for an online cooking class

The Prize: A €45 voucher towards an online cooking lesson with Cook’n With Class.

For over 13 years, Chef Eric Fraudeau and the Cook’n With Class team have run cooking classes from Uzés and Paris, and in 2020 have taken to zoom to share their culinary expertise in online classes. Whether you have a sweet tooth, love an apéro, or want to learn some traditional French dishes, there is a class for you.

The €45 voucher will cover a one-day bread class, Taste of France class or Mother Sauce class, or can be used as part payment towards another online Cook’n With Class session. The winner’s contact information will be shared with Cook’n With Class for the purpose of prize distribution. See entry form for further terms and conditions.

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Day 17 - Win a copy of Carla Bruni’s new self-titled albumDay 17 - Win a copy of Carla Bruni’s new self-titled album

17 December: Win a copy of Carla Bruni’s new self-titled album

The Prize: One of three copies of Carla Bruni on CD

After the success of her debut, two million copies-selling album, Quelqu’un m’a dit, Carla Bruni’s brand new self-titled album is a treat for the ears. With its chanson-esque melodies and dreamy lyrics, it’s a playlist you’ll listen to over and over again.

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Day 18 - Win a subscription to one of our France focused magazinesDay 18 - Win a subscription to one of our France focused magazines

18 December: Win a subscription to one of our French magazines

The Prize: A year’s subscription to either FRANCE Magazine or French Property News

Dreaming of a new life in France? In need of expert advice when it comes to property-hunting? Maybe you’re just a lover of all things French and can’t imagine anywhere you’d rather spend your holidays. Follow your passion with a 12-month subscription to your choice of our Complete France titles.

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Day 19 - Win two bottles of Ormarine Conchylia Picpoul de PinetDay 19 - Win two bottles of Ormarine Conchylia Picpoul de Pinet

19 December: Win two bottles of Ormarine Conchylia Picpoul de Pinet

The Prize: Two bottles of Ormarine Conchylia Picpoul de Pinet (M&S)

This elegant white has bags of style, aromas of white flowers and passion fruit and a mouth-watering citrus zing making it seafood friendly and perfecting to accompany Christmas canapés. It’s made by the leading producer of Picpoul de Pinet, Ormarine, in vineyards on the shores of the Mediterranean in the Languedoc region.

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Day 20 - Win a French picnic basket from Les Jardins de la ComtesseDay 20 - Win a French picnic basket from Les Jardins de la Comtesse

20 December: Win a French picnic basket from Les Jardins de la Comtesse

The Prize: The Saint-Michel picnic basket for two people

This gorgeous picnic basket from Les Jardins de la Comtesse is a must-have accessory for day trips. Made from authentic wicker and with a jute fabric interior, it makes a stylish travel companion. It’s compact enough to fit on your bike or even a classic car! It comes complete with picnic crockery and cutlery for two: plates, cutlery, wine glasses, salt and pepper, corkscrew and a waterproof bag.

The winner’s contact information will be shared with Les Jardins de la Comtesse for the purpose of prize distribution.

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Day 21 - Win a bundle of French-inspired cookbooks from FlammarionDay 21 - Win a bundle of French-inspired cookbooks from Flammarion

21 December: Win a bundle of French-inspired cookbooks from Flammarion

The Prize: Win one copy each of Miss Maggie’s Kitchen: Relaxed French Entertaining by Héloïse Brion; Wild Recipes: Plant-based, Organic, Gluten-free by Emma Sawko; Enjoy: Recipes for Memorable Gatherings by Perla Servan-Schreiber; and Vegetables: Flexitarian Recipes and Techniques by Ferrandi Paris.

Now this is the ultimate 2020 French cookbook collection for any France-loving chefs wanting to add some Gallic flavour to their dinnertimes. Whether your diet is plant-based, vegetarian or gluten free, or if you’re looking to expand your dinner party repertoire, there’s a recipe book for you.

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Day 22 - Win a personalised candle from The ChâteauDay 22 - Win a personalised candle from The Château

22 December: Win a personalised candle from The Château Personalised Christmas Collection

The Prize: A hand-engraved White Forest candle

Get your hands on some gorgeous Escape to the Château merchandise with this personalised candle. Its scent evokes the woodlands surrounding the château in winter, with notes of fresh pine, cedar and geranium. It can be personalised with an engraving by hand of your choosing. It’s the perfect way to bring a little château chic to your home.

The winner’s contact information will be shared with Bells and Whistles PR for the purpose of prize distribution.

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Day 23: Win an online French language course from French TrulyDay 23: Win an online French language course from French Truly

23 December: Win an online French language course from French Truly

The Prize: A French Truly language course

Whether you’ve always dreamed of learning French or you’d love to further your skills, French Truly has the language course for you! Take your pick from her fabulous online French courses including French in 600 Words and Dictées, incorporating video, audio and written formats for an immersive learning experience. Check out the blog from French Truly’s founder Virginie, on all things French life and culture, and don’t miss her useful YouTube channel too.

The winner’s contact information will be shared with French Truly for the purpose of prize distribution.

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Day 24 - Win a gift voucher from French WaterwaysDay 24 - Win a gift voucher from French Waterways

24 December: Win a gift voucher towards a luxury barge cruise in France from French Waterways

The Prize: A £150 ($200) voucher towards a luxury French barge cruise

Imagine blue skies and warm sunny days as you explore the beauty of the French countryside from the waterways. Aboard your luxury barge you’ll wine and dine in Grand Cru style – and with COVID vaccines almost ready, and generous terms and conditions available, you can book your cruise with confidence. Here’s a £150 / $200 voucher with love from French Waterways to help you banish those winter blues and step aboard. Allons-y!

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