We weren’t certain what to expect at the St. Girons Christmas Fair on Sunday, but we headed across the bridge to see what was unfolding.
Headed to the Christmas Fair in St. Girons
Oh my — it was all rather underwhelming. I had been hoping for something along the line of the amazing Christmas markets that I had been to in Germany. But the folksy fair was a very accurate portrayal of the fact that France is generally not the same kind of consumerist society that we have lived amongst in Australia, the UK, or the USA. It seems that the holiday season here is more about families gathered around the table to enjoy food, drink, conversation, and company than about how many gifts are under the tree for each person. And isn’t that charming!
Here are a few pictures from Sunday’s Christmas Fair — followed by a few more from the previous day’s weekly Saturday market. That actually would have been a good place to purchase last-minute Christmas gifts since there were some splendid items for sale at very fair prices.
Christmas balloon seller in St. Girons, France
Carnival-style booth at the Christmas Fair in St. Girons
Hand-cast candles for sale at the Christmas Fair in St. Girons
Food sales benefiting the Autrefois le Couserons association
Christmas quiche seller at the weekend market in St. Girons, Midi-Pyrenees, France
Market stall selling straw goods in St. Girons, France
Happy Holidays to one and all!!!
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