Le Marché de Noël à Chambéry

I have to say the marché here is a little depressing. It’s very small and there aren’t many decorations or interesting things to buy. Plus the weather is just awful, so I’m sure that contributed to my dislike of the marché. Shoving your way through the crowd is bad enough when it’s not raining and windy and there aren’t a bunch of umbrellas trying to poke you in the eye.  So I took about 6 pictures total.

Now I feel better at home drinking hot chocolate surrounded by my own Christmas lights.  I feel like my living room has more Christmas spirit than the city of Chambéry.

And another reason why I feel better at home:

Only six more days of work left for 2009!

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  • http://www.correresmidestino.com/ Zhu

    I hated Christmas markets in France for exactly the same reason, plus they were very expensive and “kitch”.

    Now, I miss them… Malls aren’t as fun.
    .-= Zhu´s last blog ..10 Things To Experience In Canada =-.

  • http://www.correresmidestino.com Zhu

    I hated Christmas markets in France for exactly the same reason, plus they were very expensive and “kitch”.

    Now, I miss them… Malls aren’t as fun.
    .-= Zhu´s last blog ..10 Things To Experience In Canada =-.

  • http://jpack.me/ Justin

    I love your Christmas lights! Definitely better than the market. I still need to head out and check out some of the many Christmas markets in Paris. Chalon-sur-Saône had a decent one, so I can only imagine they have to be pretty good here. Merry Christmas!
    .-= Justin´s last blog ..Salon des Vins at Porte de Versailles =-.

  • http://jpack.me Justin

    I love your Christmas lights! Definitely better than the market. I still need to head out and check out some of the many Christmas markets in Paris. Chalon-sur-Saône had a decent one, so I can only imagine they have to be pretty good here. Merry Christmas!
    .-= Justin´s last blog ..Salon des Vins at Porte de Versailles =-.

  • http://noemagosa.wordpress.com/ N

    Ooh, I love this little pink nose!
    .-= N´s last blog ..Larmes de bonheur =-.

  • http://noemagosa.wordpress.com N

    Ooh, I love this little pink nose!
    .-= N´s last blog ..Larmes de bonheur =-.

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie Wagner

    @Zhu: It’s weird, because now I really miss malls at Christmastime!! The decorations were always so pretty and malls where I lived were never as crowded as any place in France.

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie

    @Zhu: It’s weird, because now I really miss malls at Christmastime!! The decorations were always so pretty and malls where I lived were never as crowded as any place in France.

Why is Jennie no longer in France?

I created this blog in September 2006 when I moved to France from Michigan to teach English. Many of the earlier posts are about my personal life in France, dealing with culture shock, traveling in Europe and becoming fluent in French. In July 2011, I relocated to Australia to start my PhD in Applied Linguistics. Although I am no longer living in France, my research is on foreign language pedagogy and I teach French at a university so these themes appear most often on the blog. I also continue to post about traveling and being an American abroad.

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