Xmas market redux

Told you I was a fan of Xmas markets ;)  

Today's was at a very small village called Eguisheim, which boast the honor of having been voted the 'favorite French village' in 2013, with its concentric design, cobblestone streets throughout and colorful half-timbered houses typical of the region.  It's also the cradle of the Alsatian vineyard and the birthplace of Pope Leon IX.

We got there during daytime and stayed long enough to watch the night fall, the town crier come out and do his 'thing', and the decorative lights turn on. And, of course, to stock up on some goodies to take home to the US :)

The extra is of one of the little huts that sold pain d'épices and I think the woman who makes them tried to barricade herself from the cold by building a fort of sorts with her goods :)

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