Many of you will say the loft, barn or spare room, for others maybe it's the garden. For us it is usually the local garden centre (they'll be arriving next week - I asked today - not that I'm already waiting or anything but the lights in our village went up weeks ago!)
One year I bought one off Vente-Privee and it was delivered to my door which was a very easy way of buying a tree, so I wondered to save the needles in the car - has anyone else bought a real tree off a website in France? Is delivery free or reasonable? Who did you use?
Also for those spending their first year here in France - in the supermarkets look out for the sac a sapin noel. It is a giant bag for popping your tree in and it works really well for normal sized tree and some of the money goes to the handicap association.