PROJECT COMENIUS-EPEITE the traditions of Christmas in France.
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project carried out by CAP2 Restaurant
Professor Hotel-Restaurant : E. ROUSSILLON
L.P 38580 ALLEVARD
Terminé le 15 DECEMBRE 2011
Christmas atmosphere : snow all over the country and the roofs of the houses
meals ...Christmas Eve .
A multitude of « chalets »
the lights of the town...
smell of spices:cinnamon...
Food:tartiflettes (cheese and potatoes ),waffles. Hot wine with spices.
The EIFFEL TOWER in PARIS and MONUMENTS .
Moved scenes in window shops.
Chambéry : « Les Arcades »
« The Fountain of the Elephants with gorgeous
LYON : its illuminations on December 8th.
The tradition of lighting a log in the fire place on Christmas Eve used to be all over Europe.
This ceremonial gesture, derived from different pagan celebrations linked to wintersolstice,remains in country.
Burning in the living room,it brings heat and light in the evening.
A NIGHT OF PEACE
Grandad gets warm by the fire…
The atmosphere on Christmas Eve is special and different from New Year's Eve.
It is a family party, the celebration of the links between the different generations together.
This evening is sacred, for believers or not.
During one evening we put resentments , jealousies , quarrels aside.
On December 24th , the evening before Christmas: a holy evening for believers or not,
. the opportunity to share a festive meal in the families because Christmas remains a magic
time for the children,
the interior of the houses is decorated with Christmas trees ( candles, strings of
lights, twinkling balls)
a pleasant fire in the fire place,
sweets on the table, a goose roasting in the oven spreading, a smell of spices
And excited children running all over the place !
Such succulent food...…
A turkey served with chestnuts and cardoons
or a roasted goose
or a stuffed capon
Oysters in their shells
Christmas « Bûche »
Mellow White Wine
Un digestif régional
The 13 desserts in PROVENCE
The Christmas « Bûche »
The Christmas «Bûche »
a log shaped cake with butter cream
The papillotes in Lyon Christmascracker with a
« truffes »
November 16th 2010.
LA TOUR D’ARGENT. Paris
CHILDREN : tales , legends …
« I can't bear spending Christmas on a log any more !!!«
FATHER CHRISTMAS is coming…
The CHILDREN discover…