🎄Christmas in Europe 🇪🇺

Christmas in Europe is a dream experience for many. That charming old world feel with early darkness make for such wonderful gezelligheid! Oh yeah, I guess not everyone knows this word (my favorite Dutch word). There is no exact translation but the closest meaning is “coziness”. And I think of it as a type of coziness that only exists in Europe. 🕯✨🕯✨

I’m rounding up my favorite European Christmas posts here so you can have a little holiday tour around the Continent. Enjoy!

🎄📚 Christmas Books About France 🎄📚

Are we all in the Christmas spirit yet? Well, I am and have been for a while thanks to my Christmas movie-watching that's been going on since before Halloween. In my summer search for a good book to read on our vacation in Greece, I came across a holiday [...]

🇫🇷🎁 Gift Guide For Those Missing France 🎁🇫🇷

For this gift guide, I'm so excited to share with you a few businesses and organizations in Paris that could really use your support this year. It doesn't need repeating that this year has been tough for a lot of business, especially those that depend on tourists. Of course [...]

🎄 Christmas with the Falling Off Bicycles Bike 🚲

You all know by now that I love to photograph my bike around in some of Paris't prettiest places. Of course this year is no exception. I had to be sure to document my bike as much as possible around town. My only regret is that I didn't get up [...]

🎄 Christmas at Château de Vaux le Vicomte 🏰

I was recently invited to visit the beautiful Château de Vaux le Vicomte with the group @hello_france. They always do wonderful excursions and are so good about inviting different Paris Instagrammers to feature the wide variety of locations they are welcomed to visit throughout the year. I am so grateful [...]

❄ Snowy Paris ❄

This week we had a very light snow fall, which I was so excited to get to go out and photograph. Snow in Paris is a rarity and seems to be becoming even rarer each year, though I have never known the city to get significant snowfall. It was a [...]

🎄 Christmastime in Rome 🇮🇹

Back in 2014, I had the good fortune to spend three weeks in Rome, Italy. In retrospect, I don't really know what got into me that I decided to go to a city I'd never been and spend such a long time, but I have no regrets. I got [...]

🎄 Christmastime in St. Germain des Prés 🎄

As I've wandered through Paris recently, it occurred to me that when I hear of people coming to Paris for a visit, it’s rarely at Christmas time. It's not hard to understand the thought behind choosing other times of year: the weather is better, the colors are brighter, and the [...]

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