The Christmas season has officially started. I just listened to Natalie Cole and David Foster's "My Grown up Christmas List". It brought tears to my eyes, the same as it does every year, because it always makes me think about what would be on my grown up Christmas list. After visiting the Christmas market at the Apprentis d'Auteuil, a Catholic organization in France that welcomes, educates and trains boys and girls ranging in age from 6-21 years old, one of my wishes would be that there were no more parentless children in the world.
If you're looking for a good dose of Christmas cheer and are near the 16th arrondissement, please visit the Christmas market. There are about 20 booths selling gastronomic specialities, jewelry, baby clothes, scarves and Christmas trees. Additionally, the boutique selling vintage fashion, household items and a wide selection of books is open during the Christmas market. Sara is very pleased with the pink Givenchy coat for 24 euros that she found yesterday. Best of all, the proceeds from the boutique go to the Apprentis d'Auteuil.
From December 8-16, the Christmas Market is open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. There are concerts and special activities for children, including an English style Christmas Carol Service on December 15 at 5:30 pm and American Gospel on December 16 at 5:30 pm. The Melbourne Grammar School will perform a selection of classical Christmas music today (December 9) at 5:30 pm.
For more information about the Apprentis d'Auteuil, please click here to read a post from the archives and click here to see the FB album of photos from the Christmas Market.
40, rue Jean de la Fontaine