French Riviera Christmas Holidays
Inspire: Art & CultureRebecca WhitlockeWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

French Riviera Christmas Holidays Family-Friendly Ideas

By Access Riviera French Riviera for Christmas With the start of Christmas school holidays, we’re counting down to Christmas with a whole range of family-friendly activities or places to visit during school holidays. If you’re thinking two weeks is a looooong time to keep your kids entertained, then take a …

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marche de noel isle sur sorgue
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Provence for the Holidays a Christmas Tour

Holidays in Provence Tree branches drip with sparkling white lights and the spicy fragrances of clove, cinnamon and star anise scent the air. Laughter bubbles from the market stall selling vin chaud. “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” ~Alice in Wonderland No indeed. Provence is magical during …

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Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in ProvenceWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

December Events in Provence 2017

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: December Events in Provence 2017 Snow in Provence! For once we might get a white Christmas! There are many Christmas markets this month in Provence. This is the time to binge on delicious nougat, foie gras, pink champagne and oysters. Yes, that is basically a …

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The Santons in Provence @OurHouseinProvence
Inspire: Art & CultureOur House in ProvenceShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Tis the season for Santons in Provence

Contributor blog post by Michel: You know I love santons, the hand-made clay figurines that depict the colorful people, traditional trades, activities and costumes of Provence. In Provence, they are set out at Christmas in a Provençal crèche (nativity scene). …Continue reading here for Michel’s description of these tiny clay figures …

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Christmas in #Avignon #Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerInspire: Art & Culture

A Christmassy Weekend in Avignon

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: These trees can be bought at the “Marché de Sapin” on Rue Carnot that is impressively open 7 days a week until Christmas! Today and tomorrow Avignon is particularly in the mood for some Christmas spirit. Carols are playing all throughout the town and …

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Present Tree #Christmas #Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Christmas Markets and December Events in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: December is upon us! I haven’t even begun my Christmas shopping. Oh my… The Christmas markets have already started here in Provence but now it’s getting serious. Stacks of foie gras and artian chocolates are piled high in the grocery stores, the smell of …

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Christmas Markets #AixenProvence @Aixcentric
AixcentricMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Market for International Twin Towns

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: This is unmissable! If you are new to Aix, make sure you go along to this special market when people from our twin towns come together to offer their food and regional products for Christmas treats and presents. Expect lots of German foodstuffs and wine, …

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Christmas in Aix en Provence @Aixcentric
AixcentricWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Aix Celebrations: Key Christmas Dates

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Christmas in Aix is lovely; the colourful lights, the busy markets, the crowds rushing round the shops and watching the children’s rides all make the festive season in Provence so special. Here is the new Aix magazine which has full details: Aixmagazine_site In brief, these …

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Traditional Christmas #Market in Senas @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

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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Christmas Fair #Marseille @Aixcentric
AixcentricInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

English Church Marseille: Christmas Fair

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Every year in Marseille, members of All Saints Anglican Church ‘the English Church’ work hard to get lots of seasonal items together for a Christmas Fair to raise money for building maintenance. This year it is happening on Saturday 28th November and they need your …

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