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Christmas Holiday Ideas in France

Looking for a unique Christmas shopping experience or a Christmas holiday with family? You can be sure that a holiday in France during the festive season will be truly memorable. 

Explore rural France for a peaceful family break or extended holiday, or seek out charming gifts and presents with a visit to a French Christmas market or a shopping themed city break. 

Follow the links below to discover the delights of celebrating Christmas in France...

Magical Christmas Markets in France

France is renowned for its colourful markets where fresh regional delicacies vie with beautiful arts and crafts, but in winter special Christmas festivals and markets are held. Many of the larger festivities are held in the North of France, such as the Lille, Paris and Strasbourg Christmas markets, but whichever region you decide to visit for a taste of the festive celebrations, a Christmas vacation in France will make this magical time of year even more special. The French Connections guide to the Christmas markets of France gives you all the information you need to plan a festive break.
Read our guide to Christmas markets in France

Winter Manoir Holidays in France

A Manoir is a fortified French rural manor house, which typically provide spacious and flexible holiday accommodation which is ideal for a larger family or group wanting to celebrate Christmas or the new year in France. Most Manoirs are set in their own spacious grounds giving lots of space to explore and relax, and are usually found in typically unspoilt rural areas of France.
Find a Manoir to rent in France

Shopping City Breaks in France

Your guide to the best Christmas shopping destinations in France for a city break or weekend stay.  Hop to France to grab a bargain amongst high fashion, French couture, ready to wear, chic department stores and small boutiques.
Discover shopping breaks in France

Long Winter Lets in France

Many owners of self catering holiday accommodation in France also make their properties available to rent at reduced rates for longer periods over the winter months, called a long winter let. This makes long winter lets an affordable way to seek out milder weather, enjoy inspirational tranquillity in rural areas, or even try out living in France. We have a wide range of off season property rentals available.
Find long winter lets in France

Ski Holiday Accommodation in France

France offers a great variety of ski resorts and destinations to explore this Winter and French Connections can help you find and book luxurious yet affordable accommodation and ski chalets wherever you choose to head for the slopes. You can find a wide range of self catering rental accommodation in the French Alps, from traditional, unspoilt mountain villages to the classic chic of  Mont Blanc ski resorts, the world famous Val’d’Isere and the huge choice of slopes at Les Trois Vallees.
Find ski chalets, apartments and hotels

Find Christmas Accommodation in France

Search for late availability to find charming cottages and gites, rural hideaways or sumptuous chateaux across France, all available to book for this Christmas and New Year. Choose the week you want to stay and we’ll show you the latest selection of constantly updated rental properties in France.
Find late availability Christmas accommodation

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