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

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