Smaller in size in comparison to the markets on the avenue des Champs Elysees and at La Defense, we found this market to be charming in more ways than one.
First, there are all these delectable food stalls!
Oh, the aroma of roasted chestnuts filled the air at the entrane to the market.
Hot chocolate, hot wine, baked goodies, and these glazed fruits aroused our appetites for something warm and something sweet.
Irresistible French macarons like salted caramel, orange/chocolate...just to sample a few.
Tempting gaufres (waffles) with whipped creme and a choice of caramel or chocolate syrup
Nougat, sweet and chewy...an assortment of different sizes and flavors
On this very cold night, onion soup sounded like a great idea, plus flammekueche!
The Christmas market is also suited for family time.
An Ice skating rink for the kids and adults
A mini version of cross-country skiing on a snow-covered hill, for a ride down the snowy banks
Oops...even adults take a tumble!
As for shopping...
Piggy banks are back!...an encouragement to save money in this kind of economy.
A selection of cured hams, foie gras, pâté and cheese of many types
Artisanal products: confiture (fruit jams, marmalades) and syrups
Semi-precious stones could be the answer to personalizing gift choices for dear friends.
We have just about walked through the whole market, gingerly walking over some icy patches.
As we headed home, walking, we were careful not to fall, just taking baby steps on slippery sidewalks and keeping away from black ice. We made it home safely. It's been a nice Christmas day celebration!
We are looking forward to another celebration, this time it's to welcome the new year!