Where to go at Christmas: 5 ideas for spending a dream Christmas in France

You don’t know yet where to go at christmas ? Discover our 5 ideas for an unforgettable Christmas. In France, the period of Christmas and the end-of-year celebrations are a very special moment, where traditions play a big role. Each region and each city has its particularities, so that it is possible to experience Christmas from a thousand different waysdepending on where you are thanks to the bus.

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1. Stroll through the Christmas markets

Christmas markets

France, like Germany, is particularly renowned for its Christmas markets. You will, of course, find the most traditional in Alsace, in Strasbourg, Mulhouse or Colmar, for example. The Amiens Christmas market, one of the most beautiful in Europeinvites you to admire a sound and light show at the cathedral. In Reims, you can visit the city by night, by torchlight. Finally, in Avignon and Marseille, you will discover the secrets of Provençal Christmas, in particular the traditions of figurines.

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➜Find your bus to Amiens
➜Go to Avignon by bus

2. Admire the street decorations


THE illuminations of streets are inseparable from the magic of Christmas in the heart of cities. In Paris, the City of Light par excellence, more than 150 streets are adorned with a thousand lights, and the shop windows become the scene of magical scenes. There luminary fairy, for its part, illuminates the four corners of Chartres thanks to its magic wand, and will illuminate your evening if you cross it at the bend of a street. For a Blazing Christmasgo to Carcassonne, for a luminous stroll from the Bastide St-Louis to the medieval city. Finally, Laval will offer this year a “Amazing Christmas” and illuminations to make your head spin!

➜Reach Paris by coach
➜Choose your route to Chartres
➜Go to Carcassonne by bus

3. Hit the snowy slopes


Since November, ski resorts throughout France have been gradually opening for the winter season. It’s the perfect time to test the first snow and hurtle down the freshly powdered slopes. Of course, a Christmas on the summits is also the guarantee of a white christmasparticularly magical, in perfect contrast with a fireplace at the chalet or the warmth of a tartiflette at the end of the day.

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➜Reach Chamonix by bus

4. Fill up on the sun again


If you still have trouble coping with the cold winter weather, don’t worry, you can also spend Christmas under mild temperaturesin particular on the French Riviera. In Cannes or Toulon, the average values ​​in December can reach 15°Cthe rain is rare and of short duration, and the sun still very present allows beautiful walks on the seasidefor example in Nice, on the Promenade des Anglaisand in the parks and gardens, blooming with a thousand colors, and sporting their still very green palm trees, which recall and extend the beautiful season.

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5. Taste the specialties of New Year’s Eve

Christmas Eve

Finally, to spend an unforgettable Christmas, you will have to discover the culinary specialties of the New Year’s Eve meal. To taste the best foie gras, go to Périgueux. If you prefer the Oysters, taste those of the harbor of Brest. If you are more of a sweet food lover, don’t miss the thirteen desserts Provencal, among which you will have the choice between dried fruits, nougat and calissons, and which you will find in particular in Marseille, where they originate. Finally, to celebrate the end of the year, nothing like a glass of Champagneeven better if you drink it directly in Reims! Merry Christmas !

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➜Go to Brest by coach
➜Join Marseille at the best price

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