A French Christmas

A French Christmas

Festive Tales for a Joyeux Noël


Joyeux Noël! Merry Christmas! These festive stories welcome Christmas à la française – delicious, chic and unexpected.

Sparkling Parisian streets, opulent feasts, wandering orphans, kindly monks, oysters, bonbons, flickering desire, and more than a little wine: this collection of stories proves that the French have truly mastered Christmas.

Bringing together the best French Christmas stories of all time, this lovely book includes classics by Guy de Maupassant and Alphonse Daudet, plus stories by the esteemed twentieth-century author Irène Némirovsky and contemporary writers Dominique Fabre and Jean-Philippe Blondel.

Let these generous, joyous stories transport you and your loved ones into the heart of a very French Christmas.


  • The English-speaking Francophiles and travellers among us who like nothing more than to suss out the soul of a foreign place can rejoice in this endearing collection of Christmas stories from ten of France’s most esteemed writers - past and present - skilfully translated
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