French village is a real-life Advent calendar

Each year a tiny village turns itself into a real-life Advent calendar, with residents opening their doors on a different evening from December 1 to 24 to welcome visitors with drinks and snacks.

For the past five years, residents of Cruis, high in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, are invited to share food and drink that that evening’s host prepares.

The reunions take place in the garden or in front of the house, ...

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