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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!

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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