Monday, 20 December 2010

Le marché de Noël du Trianon Palace


On Saturday I went to the Christmas market at the Trianon Palace hotel. There's an ice-rink and Father Christmas for the kids and very upscale little chalets selling Champagne and Guerlain perfume. Better than nothing but still a long shot from real Christmas markets.


Samedi je me suis rendue au marché de Noël de l'hôtel Trianon Palace. Il y a une patinoire et le Père Noël, ainsi que des chalets très classe qui vendent du Champagne et des produits Guerlain. Bon, c'est mieux que rien du tout mais on est bien loin des vrais marchés de Noël...

27 comments:

Jacob said...

It looks like a lot of fun, if too cold! And we have nothing like this at all! That can't be the real Santa 'cause he's at Ocala's Paddock Mall!

ρομπερτ said...

Christmas as it should be.

Please have a wonderful new week.

daily athens

Alain Alexandre said...

C'est mieux que rien du tout dans la mesure que les prix ne sont pas trop élevé ; le champagne une autre histoire. Photo si poétique nous avons envie que nos proche ensemble main dans la main arrive à communiquer pour un bonheur de partage.

EG Wow said...

Has Father Christmas always looked so much like Santa Claus?

bfarr said...

The first shot is very nice. Quite charming.

Bob Crowe said...

There are Christmas stores in this country that are open year round. They prey on sentimentality, I think. James Joyce said that sentimentality is unearned emotion. Champagne, though, must be earned one way or another.

Woody said...

It really puts you in the Christmas spirit!

Jack said...

Looks like it is still snowing.

Chuck Pefley said...

We have a Christmas Market about 120 miles away in the small town of Leavenworth ... on the east slopes of the Cascade Mountains ... and it's always fun to visit. I suspect this, too, is only a shadow of the real thing found in Germany.

Regarding the Mt. Rainier photo, probably not at the market. I actually made that image several years ago (back in the dark ages of film).

Hope your weather moderates soon. Lots of Christmas white, but definitely problematic for people trying to get around.

Merry Christmas to you, too, Ciel

Randy said...

Looks like fun and the Champagne would make it even more fun!

Olivier said...

il est sympa ce marché noel et classe CHAMPAGNE...Ici on a un marche de noel, mais dans le centre commercial, et je trouve cela assez triste

Diane said...

Looks perfect to me. xxxx

Olivier said...

si a 6h30 il fait pas encore jour a 100% mais en reglant la balance des blancs et les isos : magie ;o))) bonne journée..

Malyss said...

C'est du marché de Noel de luxe!!J'espère qu'à ce prix là ils fournissent le traineau pour ramener les courses à la maison! :)

VP said...

Much better than anything here anyway!

Cergie said...

C'est mieux que... Je suis d'accord qd on n'a pas d'éléments de comparaison ! Toutefois ces sapins sont assez mimis et on dirait que la neige s'est arrêtée à la rue devant les arbres !
(L'odeur de soupe au pois dans un froid glacial c'est incomparable et je ne vais pas te rendre jalouse car je sais que tu as eu ton lot mais je vais aller au marché de noël de Strasbourg. Il serait temps, je sais...)

Cezar and Léia said...

Very elegant Christmas Marketing!wow!
These pictures are wonderful!
Idylle - Eau de parfum de Guerlain, it's what I'm using nowadays!I love this perfume!
Léia :D

Sharon Creech said...

Charming scenes!

Small City Scenes said...

It looks wonderful. I will say that Christmas truly is almost here.
I have been to Leavenworth (that Chuck mentioned) a mock Bavarian Village--chock full of everything you could imagine for Christmas and way way too many people for me. MB

Bergson said...

tu appelles ça de la neige !!

Soizic tu exagères toujours un peu

Jacob said...

Hi Ciel...

Re your comment/question on The Villages...I hadn't thought about the Amish connection, but I guess it's possible; not that the people living there would be Amish but they may well have come from Amish country in Pennsylvania...

Thank you for your good wishes...I really have no idea where the time goes, but I know that I was 40 just a few weeks ago!

DaveM said...

The weather was so bad in Cardiff on Saturday ....they had to close the out door Winter Wonderland!!!

Loree said...

Christmas markets are sprouting everywhere. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not.

Catherine said...

Viens comparer avec celui des Champs où ça dépasse l'entendement. C'est la grande foire, bien loin de l'esprit des marchés de Noël ! Sue les Champs, tu peux acheter de l'ambre, des bonnets péruviens, un kebab, de faux parfums....Enfin ! "de Noël" je ne pense pas, mais un marché, sans doute.....

Moi, j'ai une amie qui se prénomme Soazig, nananèreuuu !

Francisca said...

That does NOT look like a European Santa...! :-D

Halcyon said...

I have been to two Weihnachtsmärkte so far. I love them!!! Some of the markets here sell Chinese junk that you can find anywhere, but I like the ones with handmade stuff the best. I haven't seen anz Guerlin or champagne stands yet. :)

Sharon Van Lieu said...

The first is such a good composition, Ciel. The red banner is wonderful.

Sharon