Outside Paris – The Colors of Bruges

Europe in January can be very, let’s just say, drab.  But one place that is far from drab even on a blustery and overcast day is Bruges, Belgium. Outside Paris – The colors of Bruges Europe in January can be very, let’s just say, drab. But one place that is far from drab even on a blustery and overcast day is Bruges, Belgium. Color is everywhere! From tiny cottages with colored shutters and doors to restaurants with brightly painted signs there is a noticeable amount of color about. Don’t be afraid to travel here in the “dead of winter” because Bruges is alive with the brilliance of happy colored chocolate shops which will make you forget the chill and remember the vibrancy of the small city with a big heart and the world’s best chocolate! Color is everywhere!  From tiny cottages with colored shutters and doors to restaurants with brightly painted signs there is a noticeable amount of color about.  Don’t be afraid to travel here in the “dead of winter” because Bruges is alive with the brilliance of happy colored chocolate shops which will make you forget the chill and remember the vibrancy of the small city with a big heart and the world’s best chocolate!

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  • Cathy Sweeney
    Posted at 13:47h, 14 August Reply

    Love the pics. You’re so right about the colors of Bruges. I was there on a day that was mixed overcast, sunny, rainy, but it was always picturesque.

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 13:52h, 14 August Reply

      Hi Cathy,

      Yes, Bruges is beautiful any day! We were there on a very cold day, but the skies cooperated for our photos! Every corner and every door is amazing!

      Thanks for taking a look – did you see my photos of Brussels? http://wp.me/pLv7o-to

      Cheers,
      Priscilla

  • forest
    Posted at 15:10h, 15 May Reply

    i don’t really have any specific beer recs. I don’t drink beer very often and it’s been several years since I was up there. So, I just did a bit of random beer exploring myself – trying whatever the recommended in the bars. Sorry, I’m not more help!

  • forest
    Posted at 04:44h, 14 May Reply

    I concur! 🙂 My trip to Bruges was in January as well and the colors are fun. (and the beer is good and cheap as well!)

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 10:13h, 15 May Reply

      What local beers do you recommend Forest?
      Thanks!
      Priscilla

  • John in France
    Posted at 16:58h, 12 May Reply

    There is something about travelling in the winter that you don’t experience in the summer – lovely hearty lunches in bars/restaurants, less people, and the chance to dress up in your winter wardrobe!!!

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 06:20h, 13 May Reply

      All great points John! Also, the airfare is much lower and the hotel prices quite reasonable, making it a great time of year for the budget conscience.
      I always value your input!
      Cheers,
      Priscilla

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