A Christmas Cooking Vacation in France

Ornaments for sale at a Christmas market in Europe.Visiting another country during the holidays is a wonderful way to take part in local traditions. Plus, finishing your holiday shopping overseas is another perk. You can learn all about French Christmas traditions, while saving some time for holiday shopping too, during a Christmas culinary adventure with The International Kitchen.

From the moment you arrive in France for a holiday trip, you’ll be put in the holiday spirit. We can offer holiday culinary vacations in a variety of locations, such as the French Alps or Paris, and you can learn such delicious creations as Christmas pudding and Bûche de Noël (Christmas logs).

A carousel at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France.Learn about Christmas in the French Alps.

But it’s also Christmas time wherever you go in France. In the Loire Valley, the Chateau Chenonceau is stunning year round, but come Christmas time it’s even more magical with its holiday decorations. Every year the chateau is decorated in a different theme, and fir trees have an important place in each one of the castle’s rooms.

Tasty Christmas desserts during a culinary tour of France.In Paris you can experience the City of Lights during the holidays. Here you’ll discover the amazing array of Christmas markets. Shop on the Champs-Elysées, where you can find delightful Christmas tree ornaments as well as traditional Christmas foods in the largest city holiday market. The shopping continues at E.DeHillerin, a kitchen equipment store unlike any in the U.S. If you’re in the mood to ice skate too, the market at the Place de la Trocadero has a rink situated among snow villages and 120 stands.

Discover our Cooking in the French Alps culinary vacation.

Berry and frangipane tart for a Christmas celebration.Christmas is a magical time in France. Not only will return home with some unique Christmas gifts, but you’ll also come back with a plethora of French-inspired Christmas dishes that are sure to wow your family and friends.

Try out some Christmas recipes from chef Nikki. 

Contact us to start planning a very special Christmas trip to France!

By Liz Hall

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