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Christmas in southern Brittany France
Christmas in France
I have been living in France now for 10 years having moved from England and one of my favorite times of year has always been around Christmas when the atmosphere of some of our favorite tourist attractions transforms with the festive illuminations.
With many towns holding Christmas markets to enable you to buy hand made items and home cooked delicacies its a wonderful time to try and buy some thing unique to the area.
During the summer months the medieval streets of our favorite towns are buzzing with hundreds of tourists enjoying the sights and taking photos but in December the towns transform and your able to enjoy the sights in peace on non market days.
With warm clothes you can enjoy the sunsets and stroll around the towns stopping off for a snack or a cup of hot chocolate which is always a delight.
Josselin with its famous castle has cobbled stone streets, exposed timber dwellings and ancient churches and fortifications.
Vannes is another strong favorite that we recommend to visit and was the capital of Brittany in medieval times with its port, fortified inner city and a spectacular 14th Century cathedral.
Another must see is Auray with its old port of Saint Goustan that has a stone bridge spanning the river where you can enjoy alfresco dinning in over a dozen restaurants located in the quay of the old port.