Montpellier (34 Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon) celebrates Christmas with a winter festival (Hivernales) including a Christmas Market from 3 -31 December 2011.
With a large market of 160 stands, a hutted villages, skating rink, barrel organ (orgue de barbarie), huge teddy bear, balloon sculptures, music and mulled wines…..
For more info see Montpellier Tourist Office
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For many visitors to France from the UK, the City of Orleans(45 Loiret, Centre) is often just a bottleneck on the journey to the Loire and South West – being at the junction of a A10 autoroute to the west and Bordeaux and the A71 south to Central and southwedt France – here the autoroutes
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Strasbourg (67 Bas-Rhin, Alsace) is a major European city – on France’s eastern border with Germany and the Rhine, home of the European Court of Human Rights and one of the two seats of the European Parliament (the other being in Brussels, Belgium).
Somehow you do not expect to find anything more than a stuffy, bureaucratic
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