In search of peace we head off to the Christmas market. The Christmas market is the weekly Sunday market with the addition of stalls selling red and white Santa headgear . This year some of the headgear sports battery powered flashing lights. Being Christmas there is also a Peruvian pan pipe band. The pan pipers have feather headdresses and play that Aztec festive classic " Cecilia you're breaking my heart " over and over and over.
We stop at a cafe to read the papers. The weekend ' Le Figaro ' magazine has a list of the best universities in the world. First place is awarded to the California Institute of Technology. The accompanying article notes that Caltech is run by a Frenchman .