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Christmas on the French Riviera!

Christmas on the French Riviera

I’m sat writing this whilst looking at Facebook statuses such as “OMG IT’S SNOWING IN LONDON” and news articles about how the lightest bit of snow has caused the closure of the railway line between Barnes and Hounslow via Brentford. I immediately turn to my right and then look out on the magnificent view that our Gardens Hostel has onto Nice and the Mediterranean, on a glorious sunny day. I’ve often said that Christmas is better when it’s cold, dark and miserable, but Nice is changing that opinion. Christmas truly kicked off here last Friday with the opening of the Christmas Market on the central Place Massena square. The lights were switched on by a bunch of French Olympic swimming medalists, and all of a sudden festive spirit was in full swing in Nice. Here are just a few things going on in the area in the run-up to Christmas:

Above are just a few suggestions of a whole host of activities taking place in the run up to Christmas along the Côte d’Azur. Click on this link for further details of other celebrations on the French Riviera. Don’t forget to pop into the hostel café after spending hours at the Christmas market! We’re only a short walk away!

Christmas on the French Riviera

See you next week for an adventure in St-Paul-de-Vence!

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