Traditional Christmas #Market in Senas @CuriousProvence
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Upcoming Event: Sénas-Alsace Christmas Market

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Marché de Sénas Artisanal Provence à Alsace Every year Robin and I visit the weekend-long Christmas market that takes place in Sénas. I love this market because it’s so different than any of the others in the small towns in the Bouches du Rhône …

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Provence Prestige #Arles
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Provence Prestige is Nov 26 to 30 in Arles

Contributor blog post by Julie Mautner: The 21st annual Provence Prestige show opens Thursday November 26 at the Palais des Congrès in Arles and runs through Monday November 30. This festive holiday-theme “salon” fills a number of vast indoor expo halls with 3,500 square meters of holiday goodies, gifts, home …

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Foire Gourmand au Gras #Markets #Provence @CuriousProvence
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Upcoming Event: Foire Gourmande au Gras

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: The last Sunday in November there has been for the past 6 years the Foire Gourmand au Gras. This annual market is not for the faint of heart. It’s here that many locals stock up on Christmas seasonal treats from the South West of …

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Provence Market Cucuron #Cucuron #Luberon #Provence @PerfProvence
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Gifts: Christmas Presents and Essentials from Provence

Need some ideas for souvenirs and presents to take home? Check out Christmas Presents from Provence and kitchen essentials for an aspiring Provencal cook. Speaking of Christmas the “marchés de noël” starts up in every town and village in late November. Of course there is food, that pretty much goes …

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Bustling market in l’Isle sur la Sorgue

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: L’Isle sur la Sorgue is not only the Venice of Provence with the river Sorgue running through the town but it is also the antiques capital of Provence with its weekly market. Last Sunday, the …Continue reading here Via:: Accommodation in Provence       

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Villages des Marques Miramas @Aixcentric
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Provence – Even More Shops in Miramas

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: When we first used to visit Provence, I really loved its lack of commercialisation. Boy is that changing! What with the ‘Allées Provencales’ in Aix which has altered the retail balance of the town, and down in Marseille, the ‘Terrasses du Port’, ‘Les Voutes’ and …

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International Art & Antiques Fair in L’Isle Sur La Sorgue #Provence @VaucluseDreamer
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Fine art and something a bit different!

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: More by luck than judgement, the first Sunday of our holiday this summer happened to coincide with the final day of this year’s International Art & Antiques Fair in L’Isle Sur La Sorgue. I must admit that I’d realised the ‘happy coincidence’ a few …

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Cathedrale de la Major Marseille #Marseille #Provence @PerfProvence
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Marseille: Les Voutes de la Major

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Slowly, the shopping and eating area tucked underneath the imposing cathedrale de la Major is coming to  life.  There are 8 stores open so far, including a very large Habitat (1500m2) and a Fragonard more of which later. …Continue reading here Via:: Aixcentric       

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Linens Textiles @alabreche_annie
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The Fabric of our Lives

I’ve always loved fabrics, their feel, the patterns of their weave or printed design, the richness of their colours, as well as their potential for being transformed into the functional or the beautiful, the mundane or the luxurious. They also have a rich and fascinating history. Stone loom weights, used …

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Aubagne Argilla Marché Potier

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Ashley of Curious Provence writes about her favourite market stand, and a trip to a huge pottery market that is held every August in Aubagne. Yesterday, I went to one of the five largest pottery markets in Europe. For the past weekend, the bi-annual …

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