Christmas articles Tag

Christmas in Alsace: 5 ideas for an unforgettable stay

1- Walk around the Christmas markets The first thing to do at Christmas in Alsace is to go around the Christmas markets! Sure, it's not the most original idea, but it's a tradition that has been a must for centuries in this part of France. Start with the very famous Strasbourg Christmas market w ...

17
Nov
2021

Christmas bonus from the CAF: 5 questions to understand

1- What is this Christmas bonus? The Christmas bonus is an additional aid paid at the end of the year to people who receive certain social minima. This exceptional bonus is paid automatically during the month of December, usually 15 days before Christmas. 2- What are the steps to take? Those ...

23
Nov
2021

5 things to know about Christmas automatons

1- Automata are on the rise Have you noticed that automatons have made a comeback in shop windows during the Christmas period to decorate stores and catch the attention of passers-by? After having known a golden age between 1850 and 1914, these advertising objects had fallen into disuse. But, ...

03
Dec
2021

Christmas markets: 4 European cities famous for their markets

1- Cologne The Christmas market in Cologne is one of the most famous in Germany. This city, which is the fourth largest German metropolitan area, offers a total of 7 different Christmas markets, each more enchanting than the last. The ideal way to discover these different markets and the magn ...

08
Dec
2021

Christmas in Sanary-sur-Mer: a magical experience

ters from Toulon in the Var, Sanary-sur-Mer is the perfect place to spend a few days of vacation during the holiday season. Covid 19 obliges, some Christmas animations have been cancelled for the 2020-2021 edition of 'Chœurs de lumière'. Thus, there is no parade, no fireworks or music in Sanary ...

30
Dec
2020

Angers: a magical and gourmet destination for Christmas

An adapted program this year A welcoming destination in all seasons, Angers traditionally organizes festivities during the Christmas period entitled Winter Suns. Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, this event had to be adapted this year. The program of the 2020 edition has been modified to adapt to th ...

16
Dec
2020

Franche-Comté: 5 good reasons to visit Montbéliard in winter

urgundy snails. 3- To discover the local crafts Another good reason to visit Montbéliard and its region in winter is to bring back from your trip original Christmas gifts. Among the town's craft specialties, we should particularly mention la verquelure, a woven fabric characteristic of the M ...

10
Nov
2021

Christmas gingerbread rolls: the easy recipe

Ingredients Here are the ingredients needed to make approximately 30 Christmas gingerbread rolls: 330 g flour one teaspoon of baking powder 120 g brown sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon powder 1 teaspoon of nutmeg powder 1 teaspoon ground cloves 100 g soft butter 2 large eggs 4 tablespoons hone ...

17
Dec
2021

Christmas tree: 3 ideas for edible decorations

1- Barley sugars With their beautiful red and white stripes, the candy sticks are perfect for decorating a tree with traditional Christmas colors. These candies, which are called candy canes in the United States, sugar canes or Christmas canes, are believed to have been invented in 17th century ...

17
Dec
2021

Sélestat: 5 things to do there

family, note that it is possible to navigate on the Ill on board a kayak or walk along an interpretation trail. 5- Discover the traditions of an Alsatian Christmas But of course, it is from the end of November that the city of Sélestat becomes particularly enchanting thanks to the Christmas il ...

02
Dec
2021

Christmas gifts: why and how to give second-hand gifts?

ent context of inflation and shortage of raw materials, second-hand purchases appear to be the perfect antidote to over-consumption. This year, as Christmas approaches, resourceries and second-hand stores are not letting up. It must be said that these shops are real Ali Baba's caves for small bud ...

23
Dec
2021

Christmas: 5 plants to offer for the holidays

1- The essential poinsettia If you are not familiar with the gift recipient's tastes, bet on the poinsettia or Christmas star. This plant, which was already revered by the Aztecs, has become the unmissable symbol of the holiday season thanks to its beautiful red color. Strictly speaking, thes ...

29
Dec
2021

A Christmas market on the Champs-Elysées: an exceptional event

Christmas on the Champs-Elysées The first Christmas market on the Champs-Elysées took place from November 20 to December 31, 2008 between the Rond-Point and the Concorde. Europe was the main theme of this first edition, in tribute to the French Presidency of the European Union. The most bea ...

20
Nov
2008

Féerie de Noël : a shop exclusively dedicated to Christmas decorations

A 100% magical Christmas shop If you are visiting the medieval city of Riquewihr in Alsace, be sure to check out the Christmas Fair. No matter what time of year you visit, this shop like no other will immerse you in a festive atmosphere. It was after a trip to Germany in the 1990s that the Ha ...

24
Nov
2021

Christmas decoration: 5 things to know about the Nutcracker

at inspired Tchaikovsky when he composed the famous Nutcracker Ballet in 1892. 4- It was Tchaikovsky's ballet that associated this character with Christmas It is thanks to Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and his ballet The Nutcracker that this character has become a symbol of Christmas. Indeed, in T ...

01
Dec
2021

Ecology: a French start-up invents infinitely reusable gift wrapping

ddition, most commercial gift wrap is plasticised, glittered or metallised so that it is not recyclable. To limit the environmental impact of your Christmas gifts, you can choose kraft paper or unlaminated gift paper because these papers can be recycled. Recently, you can also opt for a soluti ...

08
Dec
2021

Pretox cure: 5 tips to detox before the holidays

1- Don't skip meals If you think the best way to keep the weight off during the holiday season is to skip a few meals between Christmas and New Year's Day, think again! An overly restrictive diet or periods of fasting between two hearty New Year's Eves would instead push your body to store and c ...

29
Dec
2021

Covid 19: Understanding the new measures in 5 questions

ose where the health pass is requested. In addition, prefects have the option of making mask wearing mandatory outside during special events such as Christmas markets. To be noted: it should be noted, by the way, that Christmas markets will only be accessible to people with a valid health pass ...

26
Nov
2021

Santa's secretariat: how does it work?

All letters arrive at Santa Claus Thanks to the Post Office, the magic of Christmas will work again this year. Just write your letter to Santa and post it in any yellow mailbox, even without a stamp on the envelope, and it will arrive safely! Of course, don't forget to write 'Santa Claus' on the ...

07
Dec
2021

Cheese: 5 golden rules for composing a cheese board

1- Propose an odd number of cheeses Christmas or New Year's Eve is the time to get out your best board or slate to serve your guests a nice assortment of cheeses. But, whatever the medium chosen, the first rule to know when composing a cheese board is to place an odd number of cheeses on it. ...

23
Dec
2021