We woke up early and took the bus to Vichy. When we got there we went to the Petit Pot - which is a cafe. We got 5 delicious croissants, then we picked up a rental car. In the car we went to Varennes, half an hour away, for their Marche de Noel or Christmas Market. The market was in a big hall/shed. Santa wasn't there yet, but there were lots of stalls and we got some hot chestnuts.
All around the town there were Christmas decorations, outside all the shops were real Christmas trees and all the rounds abouts had huge displays.
We're an ordinary family of 5 dreaming, planning and now beginning our adventure around the Mediterranean (and further afield), having an awesome time! Look out for our boat and come and say hi.