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I’m not usually one for starting to get festive so early, but since the mister wasn’t going to get to see Rennes again before Christmas we had to check out the Christmas market when it opened on Saturday night. For anyone in Rennes, or visiting Rennes soon, it’s in Place du Parlement de Bretagne, and it’s well worth a visit.
I love Christmas markets – I really want to go to Bath and Berlin to see theirs (very different places, I know, but both the Christmas markets of dreams!), so when I found out there was a little one in Rennes, I couldn’t resist the temptation!
Mulled wine is my favourite (watch out for the 1st December when I’ll start making it!) and a little vin chaud always reminds me of skiing. I just wish it had been a little colder so that we’d really had to wrap up warm and snug – but it was cold enough for me to break out my big white coat, so at least that was something. Suppose I’ll just have to go back when it gets colder, eh?
After treating ourselves to our first little vin chaud we took a little wander round this cute little market to discover what secrets it had in store for us!
There are so many little craft stalls and sweet stalls, I felt like a big kid again – but this time drinking big girl drinks! Classic me, I wanted to go on the merry-go round, but it was just for little kids. Boo.
So Andy treated me to some insanely tasty churros and another vin chaud, which immediately cheered me up. I’d never had churros before – but I can safely say I’m a convert!
After a quick wander round the square, a look at the Christmas trees, and a final wander round the market to make sure we hadn’t missed anything, we headed to the Irish pub on the square to watch the New Zealand rugby game (sorry to any Welsh fans out there!).
All in all a very fun festive and happy Saturday night! My flatmate hasn’t been yet, which means I will be back — I’ll let you know when I go!