Thursday, December 24, 2015

Joyeux Noel - Merry Christmas from Bordeaux, France

Wishing Everyone a Joyous Christmas!!

May it be filled with family, joy, peace and love

This month has been unusually busy between work, getting ready for the holidays and just juggling it all!  Like other families having children, it's always a balancing act to meet their needs and prepare for this special time of year!!  I wanted to share how beautiful this area looks during the holidays - lights everywhere, decorations and always that festive feeling.  This year, the month of  December was a bit low-key for us, but we managed to enjoy the lights and the magic of the city and I was fortunate to enjoy many other villages and towns and profit from their joy!  Here's a taste of the magic and lights in this area - Enjoy and may peace be with everyone on this special day!
Our town of Pessac and the beautiful way they decorate for this season!

The city of Bordeaux was as usual looking beautiful and luminous for the month of December.  It was also great to wander through the smaller streets to enjoy more decorations around the city.

Always a treat to work in some of the smaller villages around Bordeaux and see how they celebrate this season...On the left is the town square in the Village of Cadillac. and then one of the entrances to Saint Emilion.

Finally what is the season without some chocolate and the French LOVE their chocolate and in this season they find clever ways to celebrate with all kinds of adorable creations.  Take a look at one of my favorite chocolate shops - Larnicol.
As we get ready to celebrate - le Revillion or Christmas eve this evening with a dinner including traditional food of Oysters, foie gras, smoked salmon and a yule log for dessert - I wanted to take the time to:

Wish everyone a wonderful Christmas from Southwestern France!  
May your holiday be bright and full of peace, love and joy!!

Joyeux Noel!!


  1. Gosh I wish I was there! The |French do festivals so well and why shouldn't Christmas be any different? If you don't mind I am going to copy this blogpost on to my European Christmas listing! Many Thanks and Merry Christmas from Phil Lowe. xxxx

    1. Thank you for commenting - I don't mind at all if you share this blog post. Happy New Year to you!

  2. Beautiful photos! Bonjour and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada! :)

    1. Thank you for commenting - and Happy New Year to you!! (Have many fond memories from Montreal - love the city!!)


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