After the glorious sunset and on my way back to the hotel, I got side-tracked by these newly installed Christmas decorations…
Which I followed all the way to Place Masséna…
And found myself right in the middle of a Christmas Market.
A mountain village was set up with “chalets” selling local goods.
From traditional Christmas decorations to santon figurines
From olive oil, candied violet petals to foie gras
Or…why not a pen…among fluffy snowy figures.
There was a giant Ferris wheel
And a “tree” made of red and white glasses, lit up by people pedaling (to the right). What a great way to conserve energy and get people to work out!
Of course a Christmas market simply cannot-be without a “Christmas tree” – except this one was actually a carousel filled with people in mini pods swirling around whooping and giggling.
And, to complete the experience – a small display of ice sculptures.
Food options were – Oysters and mulled wines
And roasted chestnuts!
Then, just as I was leaving the market, music started, accompanied by water jetting from the nearby reflection pool…
People cheered, immediately walked up and joined the water spouts, little kids running around chasing one another…laughing…Just like they did, on a hot summer night.