Christmas market of Auray !!

As the best season is coming up for 2022, I try to bring nicer memories back into my life. Now that time has passed and the two great women of my life are out, (my mom Gladys and my wife Martine) this is the time where all comes back. I like to share these moment again with my readers. Thank you for reading me, and hope these posts brings joy to you and your families. These posts will be in my black and white series, no pictures.

And yes, we have small Christmas market in my new area of the Morbihan breton, We go early to avoid crowds because when we are leaving the hordes come in so maybe not the best description of a Christmas market locally. However, we have been to all of them over the years and were back for the Auray Christmas market ,December 2019.

The Marché de Noël or Christmas Market is set up in the Christmas Village for 11 days at Place Notre Dame from 10h to 19h. This year, the Christmas Market will welcome nearly 80 artisans, creators and local producers under marquees: jewelry, bags, decorative items, ceramics, cosmetics, board games, photography, publishing, food trades. A whole range of gift ideas for everyone. Games, participative activities, Escape-Game, Musical Stage and on-site catering.

On Friday December 13 : Arrival of Santa Claus on Quai Franklin (St Goustan). Musical  water show from 17h45, for a Papà Noël (Santa Claus) arrival at 18h30. On December 14, 15, 21 and 22. Find the Christmas horse-drawn carriage at the top of Rue du Lait. Let your children embark on a Heart of the City tour. All free . Actually Santa Claus or Papà Noël was by the City /Town Hall at Pl de la République by 14h as we were leaving,

There is a Sliding area with an ice rink 150m² for skiing for everyone! It will take up residence with a curling rink in an unusual place: La Chapelle Saint-Esprit! Just behind place Notre Dame. The sliding area will be accessible every day from Saturday December 14 to Tuesday December 31, from 15h. to 19h. Free admission On Saturday December 21, entertainment by “Rouge Feu” show at 19h on the forecourt of St Gildas Church, Place Notre Dame.

There one nice small Christmas market right around from us, I must say my town of Pluvigner, will do a one day Christmas market on December 22nd. The bigger tradition and bigger markets are on the north and east of France, mind you. Hope you enjoy the post in my historical Auray. Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noël, Feliz Navidad, Feliz Natal to all !!!

The city of Auray on the Christmas market: https://www.auray.fr/Agenda/Noel-a-Auray/Le-programme-des-animations

There you go folks a dandy experience , always remember with fondness, this is the season to be merrier, we always try even if memories of the past will come flashing by rapidly. It is always a time to cheers and in Auray, it is a historical town of 3 countries, France, USA, and Canada !

And remember, happy travels good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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