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.
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
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.