Christmas is (not) canceled

In the heart of Carcassonne, Place Carnot

About six weeks ago Bill said to me, “Christmas has been canceled.” He had just read an article on the city’s website announcing that the annual festival “La Magie de Noël” (The Magic of Christmas) would not take place this year because of current health concerns. Normally in December we are treated to an entire month of daily festivals, markets, parades, concerts, shows, and displays, plus steaming cups of hot chocolate and spiced wine. While most of that isn’t possible this year, the lights in the trees, the squares, the parks, and the shop windows seemed extra bright in keeping with the Mayor’s message: “Bringing a little joy and lightness in this time of crisis is essential, so that children’s eyes continue to shine.” Wishing you a bright and Merry Christmas!

Enter the Magic of Christmas

MB Florist always has beautiful displays

One giant walk-through decoration







Gifts from the Tourist Office

The “frozen” fountain at Place Carnot

Welcome to Square Gambetta







Entrance to the fortress © Ville de Carcassonne – Julien Roche

Winter animals at Présent Parfait

Village beneath the fountain, Place Carnot

About Bob

While living in North, Central and South America, in the middle of the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean, and now in Europe, my passion has remained the same: travel and meeting new friends.

Posted on December 20, 2020, in Life in France and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Impressive decorations

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  2. Beautiful! Merry Christmas, lovely gentlemen.

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  3. Beautiful pics! A very merry Christmas to you both, and a cheery wave goodbye to 2020!

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