Thursday, 24 December 2015

A visit to Tours at Christmas...

We went up to Tours on  Tuesday, parked the car in Le Grand Pressigny at the bus stop at the Salles de Fetes and let the bus driver take the strain.

The city has been dressed for Christmas but we were up 'on business' though we took advantage of the occasion to visit their annual 'Marche de Noel'

The Christmas market is set up in 'Place du General Leclerc' in front of the railway station and bus station...

 and along Boulevard Heurteloup.These rows of little huts are now sadly synonymous with Christmas markets everywhere from London to Paris to Berlin to Glasgow...indeed most major cities.

What happens to them after Christmas? the odd one might get a 'festival gig' here and there but so many!

Papa Noel was doing the rounds...

as was the carousel.

It is only as the light fades that the lines of 'Festi-huts' take on a more festive look...

As like last year we didn't really see a lot of buying going on.

'Place Jean Jaures' was looking good

As was 'Rue Internationale'

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