Dinan, France — a most charming town in Brittany
UNESCO Sites in Avignon Update December, 2020 — According to the website operated by Palais des Papes (Palace of the Popes) and Pont Saint-Bénézet (Saint-Bénezet Bridge), these landmarks in Avignon will reopen to the public beginning December 15, 2020 from 10am to 5pm every day. Non-essential businesses and public venues…
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.