Niort is obviously much smaller than Paris, but the lights were still very pretty!
I loved shopping in the marchés de Noël in France. The ones in Niort were small, but still very cute!
One night I got together with a very international group of friends who I had met via couchsurfing. It was a nice mix of French locals, teaching assistants from Canada, the US, the UK, and Germany, and other internationals who lived in Niort. We sang Christmas carols in multiple languages and played bilingual board games. It was so much fun!
That was my first year spending Christmas away from my family. At least I had a tiny Christmas tree in my apartment.
I like the REAL tree that Beau bought me this year much better. And while I'm going to miss being away from my family for Christmas, I like the plans Beau and I are making to celebrate next week.
Are you ready for Christmas?