This is the fifth repost in a series of Rick Steves’ European Christmas traditions I originally posted in 2013. I am posting from now until Christmas. These posts were well received last year and I hope they will be a blessing this year as well.
Rick Steves is a popular travel guide, especially in Europe, and has written several travel guides as well. If you have been following this blog you have seen several of his videos already.
Rick has produced a wonderful series of ten YouTube videos entitled Rick Steves’ European Christmas. These videos are in High Definition and are very professional in their production quality. Rick does a great job narrating based on his extensive personal knowledge leading and guiding tours of each country.
I am sharing the series between now and Christmas.
Each video depicts the local traditions for celebrating Christmas and I have found every one very interesting and uplifting. I hope you do, too!
In this Part 5, we visit France with its own Christmas traditions from cosmopolitan Paris to rural Burgundy.
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Let’s share the joy of the season as those in several European countries show us their traditions.
Now, in Part 5 we visit France and see a contrast in the way the season is celebrated in cosmopolitan Paris and rural Burgundy.
From Paris to Burgundy, Christmas is the stuff of dreams, where rich sounds of medieval carols abound, simple rituals are shared by families and friends, and where, when days are short and nights are long, it’s customary to leave a light in the window.