The French pastry chef Frederic Vancamps has started in december Aux Merveilleux in the Geldmunstraat in Bruges. The chain is already existing in many world cities including Paris, London , Brussels and New York. Later by Lille, Knokke and now Bruges. The patisserie is particularly tasty and immediately attracted a lot of local residents of Bruges. They stood in line to buy these delicacies
The Christmas holidays proved a very nice end to a busy tourist year. "Christmas and New Year is traditionally a very busy period in Bruges," said Mayor Renaat Landuyt. "The combination of a large and varied number of year-end events with the enchanting, cozy Christmas atmosphere in our heritage city attracts both the leisure visitor from the region as foreign tourists to stay."