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What’s On? November Events in Provence 2018

November in Provence. Bring on the chestnuts! Have you ever had crème de marrons (chestnut cream)? It’s like a gourmet version of Nutella. How about chestnut honey? Now that’s different!

Are you in the holiday spirit yet? The massive amounts of high-quality chocolate boxes at the supermarkets are tempting me… Has anyone made a Christmas cake already? Spiced German cookies? It feels a little early for me but the first Christmas market is on this weekend in Maussane. You’ll find two of my favourite Christmas markets in Provence during this month; the Foire du Gras and the Alsace-Sénas market.

Continue reading here for the original contributor blog post by Curious Provence. Discover Nimagine (November 3-11) in Nîmes for gift ideas from 190 artisans.

If you have not been to Nîmes recently, the city has many “must-sees” including the Roman-era l’amphithéâtre (Arena) and beautiful Maison Carrée. Take a walk through some of the first public gardens in Europe – les Jardins de la Fontaine.  However, Nîmes is not merely living on its past glories the city is pedestrian friendly. You can stroll from the SNCF Gare (train station) to the heart of the old town.  Don’t miss the contemporary Musée de la Romanité an architectural project worth admiring that houses some 5,000 archaeological works including beautiful mosaics discovered in or near Nîmes.

Nîmes Tourism – Office de Tourisme de Nîmes (website)
6 Bd des Arènes
30000 Nîmes
Tel: +33 (0)4 66 58 38 00

There are Christmas markets in Rognonas, Fontvielle, Tarascon, Sénas and many more.

If you like truffles, visit Carpentras or Richerenches for the seasonal openings of the truffle markets.


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Ashley Tinker

Ashley was born and raised in Montréal, Canada. She has always been drawn to the history, way of life and beauty of Europe. Her feelings for Europe were reconfirmed while studying art in Florence, Italy. Ashley says that stone buildings, colourful shutters and terra cotta tile rooftops fill her dreams and now her days.

Ashley moved to Provence in 2014 with her partner Robin (he also shares her Francophile passions). They are in search of the French joie de vivre, which they find at every turn in the local markets and natural beauty of Provence. This couple are indulging in local olives and wine as the Provencal sunshine changes craggy rocks into things of beauty.

You can see all of Ashley's blog posts on Curious Provence.

Take a look at Ashley's beautiful fine art photography on her Photographer in Provence website.

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