Where to go on weekend in France in December?

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vote ) December is an ideal month to organize a small weekend with friends, lovers or family. Many municipalities perpetuate famous traditions that deserve to be talked about. Others are just ideal in this season. Here are the 7 cities of France to visit in December.

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1. Le Monêtier-les-Bains (The Grands Bains du Monêtier)

Small village of the Hautes-Alpes, Monêtier is a destination of choice for December. If you have the opportunity to take time before the school holidays, book now a cosy and picturesque little chalet for a relaxing weekend.

Facing the Ecrins National Park, the village is famous for its hot springs. From the simple hot water pool was born a large complex today very popular that offers many pools to its visitors. Les Grands Bains are ideal after a hike or a day of skiing!

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2. Lyon (Festival of Lights)

If you have nothing against the crowd, Lyon is a city in France to visit in December. Especially for its famous Festival of Lights which takes place from Thursday to Sunday, the 1st or 2nd weekend of the month. A highlight where about forty facilities illuminate the city every night. Remember to book your accommodation in advance at the risk of paying it dearly!

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3. Strasbourg (Christmas Markets)

Can we talk about December without mentioning Christmas and its dedicated markets? For a magical getaway, look for the city of Strasbourg! Stroll in the markets looking for a little gift that will make fly, taste the local specialties (pretzel, kouglof or mannala) and cross your fingers to make the snow sublimate everything!

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4. Annecy (the lake)

The city of Annecy is a destination of choice in December. The promenade will offer you a fabulous view with the reflection of the Alps in the lake, not to mention the many activities that the municipality offers.

Boat, spa, wide selection of restaurants and shows. It is an ideal time because the alleys are less crowded with tourists. You will find a room more easily in a charming hotel and can enjoy your stay in peace.

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5. Nice (the ice rink… and the sun!)

Do you prefer to run away from the cold for the end of the year? The French Riviera responds present. In Nice, you can enjoy mild temperatures and mild weather.

While it’s a little cool to put on your swimsuit, we had a favorite for a much more exotic activity: ice skating in the middle of the palm trees. Indeed, Nice has installed the track in the Albert I Park of Belgium and its decor based on pebbles and palm trees.

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6. Grenoble (Bastille)

The flattest city in France is also a must-see in December! Surrounded by majestic white mountains, Grenoble offers rather natural activities to its visitors.

Walks in the forest, climbing in the gym or skiing in resorts, your weekend can also be articulated around the gourmet restaurants of the city, where you will find winter specialties. Raclette, fondue, tartiflette… Perfect for recover from your visit to the Fort de la Bastille. Unless you choose to use the cable car to get there?

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7. Biarritz (the soothing ocean)

With temperatures similar to Nice this season, Biarritz is one of 7 cities in France to visit in December. Why? Because we loved it. Despite a slightly higher humidity than the Mediterranean coast, this city in the Basque Country is ideal for disconnecting! Perfect before the bustle of the holiday season. A small bedroom with ocean view, the sound of the waves, a good book and the turn is played.

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