I had to fight my way out of the metro, shove myself past the 160 little chalets surrounded by hundreds and thousands of people. Whiffs of churros, onion soup, chocolate waffles, mulled wine and incense were taking turns as I pushed my way down the world-famous Champs-Elysées.
American Christmas songs from the 50s and 60s blaring out of loudspeakers and fake snow hanging from the roof tops is not my idea of a quaint Christmas market. Don't get me wrong I adore Dean Martin and Bing Crosby at Christmas but where has the traditional cosy holiday feeling gone?
I guess with over 1 million tourist walking up and down the Champs Elysées every single weekend something has got to give. So I went hunting for some good shoots instead. See for yourself:
Metro Champs-Élysées - Clemenceau
Full moon over Place de la Concorde
Looking towards Pont de la Concorde at sunset
Boule de neige au chocolat
3 Euros for mulled wine is a good deal
Kids ride down the slide
Ride down the Champs Elysées
1 out of 1 million
Christmas lights lining the Champs-Elysées
Trendy restaurant "L'Avenue" on Avenue Montaigne