Bonjour! Here, simply, are a few holiday images and a video from Carcassonne and Toulouse. We hope you enjoy!
One evening in Toulouse after seeing a movie (in English, with French subtitles):
A video of the shopping street and its animated lit Christmas tree:
Now on to Carcassonne:
Each year around St Nicholas’ Day, Carcassonne hosts the Marche aux Flambeaux (the march with torches).
People gather outside La Cité, buying wax torches. The proceeds support local charities. Led by medieval reenactors, the festive crowd crosses through La Cité, out the stone gate, down the hill, across the Pont Vieux (old bridge – 14th century), and into the main square of the Bastide (the “new” city from the 13th century). Our friends Jef and Val are leaders of the medieval participants.