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Last Updated: 23 December 2023

Every year I think of a way to thank my readers and wish them a Merry Christmas. In 2023, let's enter the world of Christmas Jazz in France!

Christmas Jazz in France!

After creating ebooks in previous years, I have chosen to do something different for Christmas 2022.

I had the idea of producing a musical and photographic journey from Paris to the Eastern regions of France.

I selected my best photos to create a 35-minute video that immersed you in the Christmas atmosphere. ⤵

The 2023 Christmas music video

Considering how successful that project was, I decided to repeat the experience for Christmas 2023.

The 2023 music video is a photographic journey that takes you from Paris to Lorraine via Alsace and Savoie.

I've selected my best photos to create an hour-long video that will immerse you in the magical atmosphere of Christmas.

You'll discover shots taken during the nights of December in cities such as the City of Lights, Nancy, Metz, Strasbourg, Colmar, Mulhouse, Montbéliard and Annecy, as well as in some charming villages such as Riquewihr, Kaysersberg and Eguisheim. ⤵

I hope you enjoy my (amateur) video and that it brings you moments of peace and happiness.

I wish you a merry Christmas, and I look forward to writing to you after Christmas!

Joyeux Noël! Merry Christmas!

The Christmas destinations 

Here is the list of Christmas destinations featured in the video (in alphabetical order):

  • Annecy
  • Colmar
  • Ecomusée d’Alsace
  • Hirtzbach
  • Kaysersberg
  • Metz
  • Montbéliard
  • Mulhouse
  • Nancy
  • Obernai
  • Paris
  • Riquewihr
  • Saverne
  • Sélestat
  • Strasbourg
  • Thorens-Glières
  • Wissembourg
Strasbourg - Christmas Jazz © French Moments

Strasbourg - Christmas Jazz © French Moments

Read also on the blog

The French Moments website contains a large number of articles on Christmas. You will find information about the origin and traditions of the Christmas season in Paris, Provence, Alsace and Lorraine. From Advent to Epiphany, you will discover St. Nicholas, St. Stephen and New Year's Eve. The regional Christmas characters are also presented - you will learn more about Saint Nicholas, the dreadful Père Fouettard, the frightening Hans Trapp, the kindly Christkindel and the inevitable Père Noël. Finally, the most beautiful Christmas markets will no longer hold any secrets for you.

You may also be interested in the following articles:

Joyeux Noël ! Merry Christmas!

Christmas in Paris ebook
Journey to the Land of Christmas
About the author

Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. He has a background teaching French, Economics and Current Affairs, and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations, and a degree of Economics and Management. Pierre is the author of Discovery Courses and books about France.

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  1. Dear Pierre,
    Thank you so much for this video of music and pictures of France at Christmas time. I was supposed to be there this year, hopefully in Alsace but unfortunately I had a small cancer and had to cancel the trip. I love France and enjoy your blogs and hope to be there next year. I’m in my 80’s now but when I was young I biked all over Europe with a German friend. I also had a friend in Corsier (part of Geneva) and visited often. Please don’t stop blogging!!! I am sending this to a friend who lived in Strasbourg when she was in school but who is unable to travel now. Thank you again.

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