Christmas in France - Paris, Provence, The French Alps and the Riviera

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If you still haven't decided what to do for Christmas and feel like a romantic white Christmas in France, here are some ideas to inspire!

From Paris to the Cote D'Azur and everything in-between. Streets and villages sparkle and the superb Christmas markets will delight. 


The major avenues and monuments in Paris are all beautifully decorated for the holiday season. Paris in winter is peaceful and calm and a layer of snow makes it a magical place to be for Christmas.

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A room with a view across the rooftops of Paris

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Paris in winter under a blanket of snow

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The steps leading up to The Sacré-Cœur in Montmartre


The four seasons are all so different here in Provence. After a glowing and still fall season, along comes winter, and a dusting of snow in medieval villages makes them even more quaint than usual! 

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Medieval villages covered in snow are like gingerbread houses!

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Aix-en-Provence sparkling on a snowy winters evening

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Elegant Avignon glitters

The French Alps

World class skiing, hot chocolate by a crackling fire and a chalet - this is the French Alps. There are countless resorts and villages to choose from to enjoy the festive season.

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Les Trois Vallées

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La Plagne, Les Trois Vallées

The Côte d'Azur

Holiday's on the French Riviera never disappoint. Ancient hilltop villages seem as though they could tumble into the glittering Mediterranean. And the natural landscape is just as breathtaking for those who are feeling adventurous.

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The calanques of Cassis

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The stunning village of Menton

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 Saint-Tropez in the snow

No matter what you are planning this holiday season, we hope you have a wonderful and relaxing time with your friends and family. 

Joyeux Noël!

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