A Letter From Burgundy

December 7, 2012

Christmas Markets

Filed under: Burgundy,Christmas Markets,Events and markets,Food — Tags: , , — Lesley @ 14:25

One of the joys of living in France during the festive season is having the chance to visit so many Christmas Markets selling beautiful crafts, fine food, hot wine and lots of pressies.

There is a forthcoming Marche de Noël in Meursault on Saturday15th December from 10 am to 9 pm and on Sunday 16th December from 10 am to 6 pm.

If you are looking for a day out and a market on a much bigger scale try Dijon market which runs from 1st December to 6th January with over 60 stalls and the chance to go ice skating on the rink at Place de la Republique. Copy and paste this link for full details:

http://www.frenchconnections.co.uk/en/guide/miniguidepage/148040-dijon-christmas-market-cote-d-or,-burgundy-1-december-2012—6-january-2013

For an extensive list of markets in southern Burgundy follow this link:  http://www.americansinfrance.net/Attractions/Southern-Burgundy-Christmas-Markets.cfm

Many small towns and villages have decorating the Christmas tree competition for local children. A bank of trees are placed outside a town hall, in a car park or somewhere similar and each child is allocated a tree to decorate and of course the winner receives a gift from Père Noël. The decorations are then taken off and the trees reallocated to the next age group up for their competition.

Wherever you are celebrating Christmas this year we send you Seasons Greetings and best wishes for the New Year. Also, thanks for reading our blog!