There is no Thanksgiving in France, but a few butchers do provide turkeys earlier than Christmas (which is when they eat them here generally). I decided at the last minute to see if our boucherie down the street had any, and they did, and it fit just exactly into our little oven. Everything turned out nicely for Eric's first Thanksgiving and our first big holiday together. I also found that having a fresh, as opposed to previously frozen turkey, made an amazing difference. It was great! We have a lot of leftovers.