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How the French celebrate Christmas

How the French celebrate Christmas

How the French celebrate Christmas includes letters to Santa, presents at the beginning of December and a huge meal on Christmas Eve. Letters to Santa Writing to Santa is tradition across the world, but in France he writes back! Since a law was passed in 1962 stating...
Christmas Markets South of France 2021

Christmas Markets South of France 2021

The south of France is not well-known for it’s Christmas markets but almost every town and village will have a Christmas market at some stage from late November to New Year, but usually just for a day.  The big towns and cities, however, have larger markets...
Galette des Rois

Galette des Rois

After the French food fest of Christmas and New Year’s Eve has finished, the arrival of January brings a national obsession with the galette or gâteau des rois – the “Cake of Kings.” This scrumptious-looking cake, usually topped with a golden paper couronne (crown),...