Joyeuses Fêtes de France

La Rotonde fountain, in Aix-en-Provence, wows with its cape of sparkles.

Nothing says Happy Holidays like lots of twinkly lights. Here in the south of France, though December decorations may be more subdued than in the U.S., they brighten up dim days and lift hearts with their magical glow.  La Rotonde, the famous fountain at the foot of the Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence, decked out in a stunning, sparkly cape, is a splendid example.

St. Remy de Provence’s colorful sapin de Noel claims its usual spot next to L’Eglise St. Martin.
A dolled-up gift shop in St. Remy de Provence greets patrons during the Fete de Lumiere, the first Saturday in December.
The church in St. Gervais les Bains, in the Haute Savoie, near Mont Blanc, takes on a golden glow as Christmas nears.

Wherever you are, here’s wishing you a joyful holiday season and a New Year 2020, that’s full of hope, health and happiness.

Bises, Gayle


3 thoughts on “Joyeuses Fêtes de France

  1. Hello Gayle – absolutely beautiful photos. So hard to imagine St Remy in winter!. Very best wished to and Ralph for a happy Christmas. Jeanette and Roy


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