Fancy doing something different this Christmas? Make the festive season a really feel-good time with a trip to France. Pop across before the event to savour the delights of Christmas markets and pick up some wine bargains; spend the holiday in traditional style in the countryside or a French town; take family and friends for a fun New Year celebration.
We love all the colourful traditions and laid-back atmosphere of a French Christmas, so whatever type of break you have in mind, we've made it easier to plan with our new guide to Christmas in France.
Here you can check out the locations and dates for the best Christmas markets, see which cities we recommend for a shopping trip and find accommodation. There's still time to book an elegant manoir or chateau for large groups - with or without decorations and catering all laid on for you. Looking for a charming rural hideaway? Browse our late availability options for gorgeous cottages and gites in many areas of the French countryside.
If you fancy an active break, then try our Christmas ski accommodation. Many of our chalets and apartments are in unspoilt villages where you can see and join in centuries-old celebrations. And for those who want to stay longer, we even list a selection of long winter lets, often in the gentler climes of southern France and the Mediterranean.