Saturday, December 22, 2012

Au Marché de Noël

If you visit the Place du Capitole de Toulouse during this time of the year, you will find yourself surrounded by various delicacies and produce of Southern France and also from the rest of the world.

You have the famous nougats and candied fruit stands

These candied fruits are oozing with sugary sweetness... gives me toothache just by looking at them

Nougats are extra-soft and chewy here in France, but also extra-expensive

Some tea to go with the sweets


You wouldn't believe how crazy they are about tea in these parts... good for me!

Various spices from abroad


Spices, mostly of African origin

Some Himalayan and pink rock salts

Some well-loved local snacks


Aligot and Tartiflette stand -- these snacks are made from potatoes and cheese -- both of which are staple food here in France

And hot wine to beat the cold.


I should try this

There was also entertainment for the kids.


Stage show for kids

And for the not-so-young ones.


You can throw pie on this guy's face for a Euro

This year, we went during the day, but last year we went during the evening, and it looked like this:


Le Marché de noël 2011 par nuit

Bonne fête et joyeux noël, tout le monde!

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