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Colmar, France. Colmar's streets (and those of Riquewihr) were inspiration for the makers of Howl's Moving Castle, the Japanese animated film.

Ten delightfully different Christmas markets in Europe

'Le quai de la poissonnerie a noel' by Office de Tourisme Colmar. Creative Commons Attribution licence

£239 pp •Direct return flights from London Gatwick to Moscow •Three nights at the 5-star Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya with daily breakfast •A hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of the city (worth £14 per person) •10 Metro tickets (worth around £5 per person) •Return train tickets from the airport to the city centre (worth £12 per person)