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project comenius epeite the traditions of christmas in france
PROJECT COMENIUS-EPEITE the traditions of Christmas in France

This project was financed with the support of the European Commission. This publication [communication] engages only its author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which could be made information which is contained there”.

project carried out by CAP2 Restaurant

Professor Hotel-Restaurant : E. ROUSSILLON

L.P 38580 ALLEVARD

Terminé le 15 DECEMBRE 2011

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Christmas atmosphere : snow all over the country and the roofs of the houses

illuminations..

  • Father Christmas

meals ...Christmas Eve .

christmas markets
Christmas markets ?
  • Magic places which help us forget our everyday troubles
  • Meet their friendly ambience...join in !
  • And share their typical smell of roast chestnuts…
enjoy the christmas markets
ENJOY the CHRISTMAS MARKETS

A multitude of « chalets »

iridescent colours...

the lights of the town...

Decorations…

smell of spices:cinnamon...

Food:tartiflettes (cheese and potatoes ),waffles. Hot wine with spices.

illuminations
ILLUMINATIONS

The EIFFEL TOWER in PARIS and MONUMENTS .

Moved scenes in window shops.

Chambéry : « Les Arcades »

« The Fountain of the Elephants with gorgeous

decorations.

LYON : its illuminations on December 8th.

the tradition of the log
The tradition of « The Log «

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.

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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.

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CHRISTMAS EVE

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 !

decoration of the tables
DECORATION OF THE TABLES
  • Nice tablecloth...

crystal glasses…

china

silver cutlery...

christmas meal
CHRISTMAS MEAL

Such succulent food...…

Cocktails

A turkey served with chestnuts and cardoons

or a roasted goose

or a stuffed capon

Stuffed snails

.

CHAMPAGNE

Oysters in their shells

Christmas « Bûche »

ripe cheese

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WINE

Red Wine

Mellow White Wine

VINTAGE CHAMPAGNE

local liqueur

Un digestif régional

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DESSERTS

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

chocolate sweet

«  truffes »

french gastronomy at unesco
FRENCH GASTRONOMY at UNESCO

November 16th 2010.

  • GastronomicFrench meal, Alençon point lace and combination of workmen have been noted on the representative list of the immaterial cultural heritage of humanity.
  • Nations Organization for education,science and culture, accepted the three files presented by France, admitting they represented « the variety of the immaterial heritage » and that it was necessary to « become aware of their importance ».

LA TOUR D’ARGENT. Paris

father christmas
Father Christmas
  • He is called « Chalande » in Savoy.
  • SANTA CLAUS inspired FATHER CHRISTMAS.
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CHILDREN : tales , legends …

« I can't bear spending Christmas on a log any more !!!«

under the tree
Under the tree

FATHER CHRISTMAS is coming…

The CHILDREN discover…

The PRESENTS

peaceful night
PEACEFUL NIGHT
  • Christmas ambience :the country and the roofs of the houses covered in snow...the
  • the illuminations...
  • Father Christmas..
  • a good meal with one's family......
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