Bonjour from Paris!

I know you are busy this week, and I’ll try and be brief. Pressed for time? Scroll down to my Christmas message, a 10 minute video at the end of this email (Enjoy the surprise gift at the end!)

After a brutally cold spell (to us Frenchies at least) the weather has returned to its predictable overcast, rainy self in Paris.

I am staying at my parents’ in the “Ile de France”. They are both tired. On Saturday, my brother, his family and Junior (mon fils) will be joining us for a Christmas Eve celebration. This year, we will not be having a traditional, sit-down multi-course dinner.

We are planning instead “un apéritif dinatoire” with a selection of finger foods, savory and sweet, paired with French wines. The evening will start with Champagne and end with “une bûche pâtissière” (flavor: fruits rouges pistache.)

Then will come the traditional gift exchange.

Holiday celebrations like life itself can involve some… pivoting.

Mini bûche du noel cakes at the pâtissière

Not on vacation quite yet!

This month I continue sharing la Belle France weekly on social media with stories, reels (those short videos that let me pretend I am a famous movie director) and impromptu virtual tours on Facebook.

Let’s wrap up the year in style. Remember our New Year’s Eve Seine river cruise last year?

Join me once again on December 31 at 6:00pm CET in a festive city known for delivering Holiday vibes come what may. This will be a YouTube event. I’ll email the link to France with Véro patrons. If you are not a patron, pick up your invite on December 31 on Facebook or Instagram.

(Nice transition, Véro!)

Talking about Patreon: I’m introducing some exciting changes in 2023. You can now sign up any day of the month (that day will become your monthly billing date.) You can also save big: Pay up front for a year and get 2 months free. (Annual billing is available for existing and new patrons.) — “Pas mal” (not bad)!

In 2023, I need your support more than ever to continue creating the quality content many have come to expect from France with Véro.Treat yourself for Christmas to the 10 USD gift that keeps giving! Merci beaucoup.

outside of the Hotel de Ville, Paris, France on a sunny day with a view of the carousel

A Christmas message

Tick Tock. Time is running out. Here’s the Holiday Greetings message I recorded for you in the Loire Valley a few days ago. I hope you enjoy the special gift at the end.

“Joyeuses Fêtes les amis!”

Dec 2022 Thank you and holiday Youtube video cover

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Véronique of France with Véro

Véronique of France with Véro

Vero shares her homeland weekly on social media with virtual tours, photo essays, live events and other publications at France with Vero. Learn more.

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