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Christmas in France

Christmas in France or Paris is unforgettable and magical. Hit the tempting Christmas markets, sing at midnight mass in a stunning gothic cathedral or dive into a Reveille feast. Christmas is downright astounding when you spend the holidays in charming France.
 
In France, Christmas is a time for family and for bigheartedness, marked by family reunions, gifts and candy for children, gifts for the poor, Midnight Mass, and le Reveillon.

The celebration of Christmas in France varies by region. Most provinces commemorate Christmas on the 25th of December, which is a bank holiday. However, in eastern and northern France, the Christmas season begins on 6 December, la bazaar de Saint Nicolas, and in some provinces la bazaar des Rios is one the most important holidays of the Christmas season. In Lyon, 8 December is la Fête de limiters, when Lyonnais pays homage to the Virgin Mary by putting candles in their windows to light up the city.