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Vie Française |

A Christmas day in the French capital

What would Christmas Day be without food and a house full of relatives? A French Christmas by definition is a family celebration. Several generations can gather under one large and embracing roof.

Escapades |

A French Christmas at Vaux-le-Vicomte

Vaux-le-Vicomte has all the wonder to bring out your ‘inner child’ ­– glittering lights, an enormous tree in the Grand Salon, an enchanted forest where stuffed animals peek out from snow-covered boughs and branches, fires crackling in fireplaces, and tables set for a feast. It also dazzles with its history.

Arts + Culture |

France’s Musée Nissim de Camondo

His superb collection of furniture, silver, porcelain, tapestries, sculptures and paintings that are all on display at the museum. It is a three-story mansion de Camondo commissioned French architect René Sergent to build in 1911. Sergent modeled it after Le Petit Trianon at Versailles.