A Magical Breton Christmas

This year I am spending the holidays in the lovely French town of Malestroit.

Chritstmas lights in Malestroit

Chritstmas lights in Malestroit

With its pretty medieval quarter dotted with strange sculptures, Malestroit is always a pretty special place. At this time of year the locals decorate the main square with Christmas lights and place a huge tree next to the ancient church. As you can see from these photographs, the results are rather wonderful.

The medieval houses of Malestroit

The medieval houses of Malestroit

On a dark evening, the chill air filled with the sweet smell of wood smoke, the atmosphere here is truly magical.

But the great thing about Christmas is that it can be magical, wherever you are.

The church of St Gilles, Malestroit

The church of St Gilles, Malestroit

So here’s to a happy, and of course very magical, 2014!

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8 Responses to “A Magical Breton Christmas”

  1. Looks quite beautiful, but, as you have observed in the past, it’s all about atmosphere. Enjoy!

  2. Very beautiful and what a lovely magical atmosphere! Bonnes fêtes!

  3. Wishing you even more magic in 2014, thanks for all the wonderful things you share with us.

  4. Looks like a beautiful setting for Christmas cheer! Seems and cozy and somehow celestial, all at once.

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