Boxing Day in France: Celebrations and Traditions

The day after Christmas is another feast celebrating Christianity’s first martyr: Saint Stephen’s Day, in French, Fête de Saint-Etienne or La Sainte-Etienne. In English-speaking countries, this date is ... lire plus !

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10 Destinations for a Christmas Trip in Alsace-Lorraine

During 12 days in November and December 2018 we criss-crossed the regions of Lorraine and Alsace at the invitation of several Tourist Boards. The journey of this Christmas Trip ... lire plus !

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Provins Medieval Christmas Market: A 2022 Guide

I have two favourite sites when it comes to Christmas in the Seine-et-Marne département. These are the château of Vaux-le-Vicomte and the Provins medieval Christmas market. The latter ... lire plus !

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What makes the Ribeauvillé Christmas Market special

A joyous medieval atmosphere awaits all who come to Ribeauvillé! Open on two weekends during Advent, the Ribeauvillé Christmas market has become over the years a not-to-be-missed event in Alsace. ... lire plus !

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Christmas 2016 at Galeries Lafayette Haussmann

Christmas 2016 at Galeries Lafayette is just amazing. The department store has done a great work this year with beautiful and creative decoration. The theme chosen for the window display ... lire plus !

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Discover “Rêve de Couleurs” in Reims

On the occasion of the Holiday season, the façade of Reims cathedral is magically enhanced by a  visual and audio scenography: the Rêve de Couleurs light show. Thanks to the ... lire plus !

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Christmas Nativity Scenes in Paris

Many Catholic churches in Paris set up a Nativity Scene at Christmas, which can be traditional, baroque or modern. Some like that of Notre-Dame cathedral attract thousands of visitors ... lire plus !

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No Christmas tree in front of Notre-Dame Cathedral

Bad news for those who wished to wonder at the traditional Christmas tree in Paris. Following the Great Fire of April 2019 there will be no Christmas tree in ... lire plus !

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Paris La Défense Christmas Market

The Christmas market of La Défense is arguably the largest in the Paris region. The cluster of its white chalets at the centre of the Esplanade seems at odds with the ... lire plus !

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Top 10 Things to see in Paris at Christmas with Kids

This year the Christmas holidays take place from Saturday 19 December 2015 to Sunday 3 January 2016 included. Christmas is a joyful time when children (and grown-ups alike!) ... lire plus !

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