I made a trip to the Christmas Market on the Champs Elysees a few days ago and it isn’t even December. I think it would have been more enjoyable at night with the lights all on but it was nice to walk around and see if I could find any gifts. American Christmas music played overhead (I don’t even know if the French have it. They must) and it was a chilly day and, since there were many hot drinks available, including hot beer and orange juice, it was a good way to warm up a bit.
As expected, there were many Christmas figures around, some sort of cheesy. They even had a wild west sort of show with animated animals from America such as buffalo and mountain lions. I think they were to educate children.
There was all sorts of food like these sausages served with grilled onions on bread. I saw several places selling hot soup and even tartiflette, a very filling meal from Alsace made of cheese, potatoes and bacon.