Petite Cabane à Sucre de Québec… à Annecy

David & I finally made it to the Marché de Noël at the Imperial Hotel in Annecy. Today was actually the very last day for it, so nothing like waiting to the last minute… I mostly just wanted to visit the Quebecois stands because I had been to the marché before and it’s usually swarmed with kids trying to talk to le Père Noël.

The Cabane à Sucre was so cute, and I wished I could stand there for hours listening to the adorable old ladies dressed in their red flannel shirts speak in their adorable Quebecois accents. We bought some maple syrup, of course, and some maple tea. The nice lady gave us some brochures for the shop in Quebec City, in case we ever wanted to visit. We mentioned that we were definitely going to Quebec in July, and that I had studied at Université Laval, and she gave us a free bag of maple syrup candy. She rocked.

Then we both bought tire d’érable on the way out. I didn’t mind that it dripped all over my hands and coat. I really needed that taste of North America, especially right now.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed.
  • Zhu

    These are typical treats in the winter in Canada! I love maple sirup…

    Zhus last blog post..Costa Rica, Pacific Coast

  • Zhu

    These are typical treats in the winter in Canada! I love maple sirup…

    Zhus last blog post..Costa Rica, Pacific Coast

Search this Site

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 January 2010, I started focusing more on teaching and learning languages in general. 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 the university so these themes appear most often on the blog. I also continue to post about traveling (though now my trips are usually in Australia) and being an American abroad.

Stay Connected


Buy My French Books

My Say it in French phrasebook and Great French Short Stories dual-language book (both published by Dover Publications) are available at

The 2nd edition of French Language Tutorial is now available as a PDF book. It has been updated with much more vocabulary, sample sentences, and cultural information, plus extended vocabulary lists, cross-referenced topics, and an alphabetical index.

Visit the Store to buy the PDF e-book for $14.95 or paperback book for $29.95.



Google Ads