Christmas in Paris is a long-awaited holiday. Everyone prepares for it for a month in advance. On December 25 Pere Noel, the French Santa Claus, brings presents to children, leaving them under the Christmas tree. Finally, New Year's Eve serves as a solemn closing of the Christmas holidays. Drink champagne, have a rest on January 1, and then it's back to work!
On the third Thursday of November each year, all of France celebrates the day of Beaujolais Nouveau (young wine of Beaujolais). This is a newer tradition, and there are questions about young wine — should you drink it? Let's take a look at this unique tradition.
How do they make Beaujolais Nouveau?
The wine-making region of Beaujolais belongs to Burgundy, but this wine is not called or considered Burgundy. It's made with a different variety of grapes, and processed with different technology.
December is a special time in Paris. The Champs Elysees and shopping centers sparkle with festive lights, and Christmas markets beckon with the aroma of roasted chestnuts. At every step you can enjoy hot tea with traditional treats, ice skating and free carousels. Does all this seem too touristy for you? Do you want a real miracle? Not far from Paris you can find more Christmas magic.