The Magic of Vienna’s Christmas Markets

Vienna-Christmas-Market

VIENNA CHRISTMAS MARKETS TO GET VISITORS INTO THE YULETIDE SPIRIT: The first Christmas markets in Vienna were held more than seven centuries ago when in 1296 Emperor Albrecht I granted Viennese traders and shopkeepers the privilege of holding a December market for the city's population.  … [Read more...]

Christmas in Paris 2014 – What to Do in Paris at Christmas

Christmas in Paris

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, CHRISTMAS MARKETS AND CONCERTS ARE SOME THINGS TO DO IN PARIS: When it comes to things to see and do in Paris, it would take a lifetime of visits to cover all the attractions that Paris has to offer. And if you are visiting at Christmas time, there are some additional festive … [Read more...]

Marchés de Noël – Christmas Markets in Paris 2014

Marchés Noël

PARIS CHRISTMAS MARKET DATES 2014: Christmas markets (Marchés de Noël) have caught on in many towns and cities in France and have become part and parcel of the pre-Christmas activities and attractions. Paris has a good spread of Christmas markets and some of the biggest and best in the centre … [Read more...]

Locations and Dates of Paris Christmas Markets 2014

La Defense

Marchés de Noël 2014 - Where to Find Paris Christmas Markets and Dates: Christmas is fast approaching, and for those who love Christmas markets, there are more Marchés de Noël in Paris than just those in the Champs-Elysées and central Paris. From the gigantic Christmas market at La Défense to … [Read more...]

Normandy Christmas Markets 2014

Normandie Marche Noel

Enjoy Normandy Christmas Markets and Events in Historical Locations: Like many of France's beautiful towns and villages, Normandy has many Christmas markets and events in historical locations. Below are some places where you can taste French Christmas treats, do some pre-Christmas shopping … [Read more...]

Mardasson Memorial – A Tribute to Their American Liberators

Mardasson Memorial

MARDASSON MEMORIAL REMEMBERS THE AMERICAN SACRIFICE IN THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE: North-east of the town of Bastogne is the Mardasson Memorial, a star-shaped monument commemorating the American soldiers who died or were injured in the Siege of Bastogne during the Second World War. Built as a … [Read more...]

Halles Saint-Géry – A Covered Market Hall

Place Saint-Gery

HALLES SAINT-GERY WAS A COVERED MARKET BUILT AROUND A PYRAMID: In Place Saint-Gery, west of the Brussels Stock Exchange, is the Halles Saint-Gery, a covered market hall that was built in the 19th century. Halles Saint-Gery no longer functions as a covered market, but the building and the site … [Read more...]