Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Lights In St.-Aignan

So here are a few more views of the holiday decorations in St.-Aignan. Every year the town drapes these sheets of twinkling lights over many of the main streets in town. It's pretty cool.

Rue Constant Ragot with the church on the right.

And down by the bridge, there's a funky display of wooden cut-outs of Santa, elves, and reindeer that's also lit up. It's pretty kitschy, but there it is. Along the river, the street lampposts have bunches of lights on them.

Rue Rouget de l'Isle.

Up in the upper Place Wilson, some of the plane trees are adorned with vertical strings of lights, very much like the trees along the Champs-Elysées in Paris. I've seen this a lot in France, so I think it's a very common thing for municipalities to do.

Down by the bridge.

I don't know if you noticed, but in one of the photos you can see that the stained glass windows in the church are visible, lit from the inside. I don't know if this is normal or if it was because of something going on in the church; I'm seldom in town at night!

Rue Paul Boncourt.


  1. I found this in You tube
    (Fete des lumieres in Lyon 2009.)

  2. Great photos. I love the twinkly lights of Christmas.

  3. You should go out more often in the evening and 'hit' the town so that we can get mores of these pictures ;)

  4. I can't think of anyplace more perfect at this time of year. In fact, we've thought about coming to Europe for the holidays at some point in the future.

  5. I love all the decorations and have like a 'post-partum' experience when they're taken down. Five more days.

  6. When are we going to see pictures of your tree ???? Can't wait !!!

  7. nadege, thanks. There's always a story or two on the news about this every year.

    jean, Christmas? I thought it was all for my birthday! As for the tree, I have to decorate it first!

    judy, yup! :)

    martine, I know. I'm just too lazy.

    alewis, Paris is beautiful at the holidays; you'd love it! Just be sure to let us know when you make the trip!

    starman, I know what you mean, but five more days until what??

    michael, thanks!

  8. I love those overhead lights! I also like the rooftop Santas that are all over the place in France this time of year.

    Looking forward to hearing about the cooking of your goose!


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