UNESCO World Heritage Sites on a Rhine River Cruise
UNESCO Sites in Avignon Palais des Papes (Palace of the Popes) Most people associate popes with Rome. But key to Avignon’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Palais des Papes (Palace of the Popes) is an interesting and very important part of European and papal history. The story…
Historic Roman landmarks in Arles, France, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Wine tasting in the picturesque Alsace region of France
An introduction to our cruise on the Rhine River through photo highlights from our Instagram gallery
Although Provence is more famous as a spring and summer travel destination, Mr. TWS and I discovered that December is a wonderful time to visit this region in the south of France, especially to experience its Christmas traditions and festivities.
Of all the Provençal Christmas traditions that Mr. TWS and I learned about during our France trip last December, the santons (“little saints”) impressed us the most. We came away with an appreciation for the art and craft of these clay figurines created by santonniers and for their importance in the culture as a tradition passed down through generations.
Christmas sweets have a key part in most cultures and Mr. TWS and I have indulged in many during our holiday travels. When we visited Provence last December, we had plenty to taste of what is certainly one of the most delicious of Christmas traditions in Provence, the 13 desserts.