I am renting a room through Airbnb in Talence, right next to Bordeaux. My host, Caroline, has family visiting from Paris and San Francisco for the holidays. So, she hosted a party last Sunday night (the 18th), and I was invited to join.
It was a nice experience learning how this family celebrated – with lots of debates, lots of champagne and finger food that was served one at a time. It was really nice to meet her family and to make a few new friends, who are able to speak English and Spanish. And of course the food was great!