A Very French Christmas: Holiday Trees

Season’s greetings from a sun-filled, chilly South of France.  It’s been a busy week but also full of holiday cheer.  I know it’s a bit early, but I’m already full of the Christmas spirit. Blame it on our unseasonable golden rays, or maybe just the happiness of staying in France for Christmas, but it feels like there’s a lot to celebrate this year.

 

And given the fact that our city seems to be equally full of Christmas joy, I thought I would do a blog series on images of the holiday season in France.

silver treeYou wouldn’t know from seeing some of the ornate chalets at the Christmas markets in Paris, but holiday decorations are a more subdued affair than in the United States.  Sure, there are ways to go over the top (I’m still adding glittering orbs to our tree at home after all) but, generally speaking, tree-trimming in France is quite a simple affair.

These photos were taken today in the center of our town and I hope to capture more of the Christmas spirit, and traditions from the South of France, in the coming weeks. Until then, bon weekend mis amis et à très bientôt !