The theme for the holiday season this year in Carcassonne is La Magie de Noël (The Magic of Christmas) and last week I shared the city’s Facebook post about all of the activities on my own FB page. The comment from our friend Barb sums it up perfectly, “Nice, no holding back there!” and we certainly agree. The Mayor has long held that this should be a family event where everyone could meet up to “share moments of joy and laughter” as you can see on their website page devoted to at least 70 events going on this month: http://www.carcassonne.org/article-page/magie-de-noel-2018?liste Not wanting to miss out on the fun, Bill and I went walking a few nights ago to join in on the celebrations and to see what we could discover.
With so much going on at the same time it’s impossible to contain it all within the confines of the (once) walled city so we wandered from one side of town to the other past skating rinks, a giant piano, Christmas chalets full of stocking stuffers, and the huge Ferris wheel. It took longer than usual to follow this route because we got distracted by all of the shop windows that were dressed for the season. We’re both rather partial to chocolate, so you may see more than one display of these delights. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!