Celebrate the Holiday Season in France

The only thing better than visiting Paris in the spring is visiting during the festive holiday season when the City of Lights truly earns its name.

With twinkling holiday lights strung from tree to tree along the magnificent Champs-Elysees, the magic of the holiday season is everywhere - from ice skating on the first level of the Eiffel Tower (57 metres above the street!) to exquisite les marrons glac├ęs (glazed chestnuts), mulled wine, hot chocolate and freshly baked gingerbread - the French definitely know how to celebrate the holiday season.

Just 45-minutes outside of Paris in Maincy, the stunning Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte is the quintessential example of classic baroque architecture and opulence.  While not as well known as its counterparts of Versailles and Fontainebleau, Vaux le Vicomte spans 41,000 square feet including lavish bedrooms, apartments, and its signature double-height Grand Salon.

Vaux le Vicomte celebrates the holiday season in style on December 15 & 16th and from December 22 to January 6, 2012 (11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.).  You're invited to view the beautifully decorated christmas trees and all of the gorgeous holiday decorations within the chateau - children can dress in period costumes and the dining room is open for your pure pleasure.

For more information on celebrating the holiday season in France, visit Christmas Cuisine in Paris and one of my favorite things, Vaux le Vicomte.

Courtesy of Vaux le Vicomte

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