At Christmas, Provence invites you to share the magic of the holidays for an unforgettable stay. Throughout the region, Mediterranean culture is combined with calendal traditions (from Provençal Calendo, Christmas). The most famous and well-attended tradition is undoubtedly the Wheat of the Holy Barbe on 4 December which gives The kick-off of festivals, nativity scenes and Santons, markets, and pastoral activities. pastoral care .
In this article, find all our ideas for stays to discover the towns and villages of Provence adorned with thousand lights, Christmas markets and animations proposed by our owners. Let yourself be seduced by the warm and festive atmosphere of a Christmas in Provence!
On 17 and 18 December 2016, the Domaine de La Citadelle will welcome the public on the occasion of its traditional little Christmas market. You can taste all the Festive products offered by the craftsmen who participate for the 14th consecutive year such as Smoked Salmon, Olive Oil, Fougasse and other Christmas Bread, Foies Gras, Truffles, Matured Cheeses, Champagne, Peppers of Cambodia , Linen … For your gifts of end of the year, you will find a selection of articles around the wine and the table in the shop of the Museum. The visit of the Museum of the Corkscrew will be free and visits of the cellars will be proposed as well as the exceptional tasting of old vintages. As every year, the Citadel will take this opportunity to present its new vintage (Bio) 2016!
Saturday from 12h to 20h and Sunday from 10h to 18h
Free visit of the Museum of the Tire-Cork and the cellars
More information on the area of the Citadel and reservations:
On Sunday 18 December from 9 am to 7 pm, the cellar of Château Juvenal organizes an open day with visits, entertainment and a selection of gourmet items in partnership with the farm of Marsan (foies gras) and Castelain chocolates. The opportunity of a stopover of charm or a complete stay in gite or bed and breakfast to discover the vineyards or visit the charming village of Beaumes-de-Venise. Protected by the Massif des Dentelles du Montmirail, the vineyard benefits from a microclimate and produces AOC wines from the Rhone Valley. Also worth noting is the Notre-Dame-d’Aubune Chapel, which dominates the village with its 12th-century Romanesque bell-tower.
Classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Baux-de-Provence has a rich historical and architectural heritage with its 16th and 17th century mansions, its Saint-Vincent church, both Romanesque and Renaissance, Its fortified castle, perched on a rocky spur above the village. Just a few minutes from the town, the Image Cathedral offers a spectacular audiovisual show every year in the old limestone quarries which have been rehabilitated. Following the exhibition Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, the Giants of the Renaissance in 2015, the year 2016 is dedicated to Marc Chagall until January 8, 2017.
Discover the bed and breakfast and charming cottages near the Baux-de-Provence and enjoy a magical Christmas in the heart of the Alpilles: