Discover FootGolf at A La Claudy!

Everyone knows what football and golf are, but have you ever heard about footgolf? Created in Netherlands on 2009, this innovative sport can now be played at A La Claudy!

Footgolf allies the sophistication of golf with the relaxation of football: the perfect combination so that most travelers can enjoy this new sport, by playing football on a golf course, following golf rules.

Footgolf: A unique dress code

Footgolf’s fashion is a key point!
Diamond-shaped over the knee socks, polo shirts, Bermuda shorts, and béret are a must-have if you want to play by the rules. You’ll be the judge!

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A fun and relaxing moment

Playing footgolf on La Claudy’s green is the occasion to play a unique, friendly and fun activity with your family and friends. Being more open than traditional golf, footgolf can be played by every generation! We’ve already installed two starting points at La Claudy.

How to play Footgolf:

Here are a few basic rules on how to practice footgolf:
No studs! Grab a pair of sneakers or football shoes with non-marking soles, plus the official outfit
Your ball must be easily identifiable
Every player must have played their ball before moving forward on the course
You can discover all the footgolf’s rules on the UK footgolf federation official website.

Share pictures of your footgolf outfits on our Facebook page. We’re excited to let you discover this sport!

A cosy Valentine’s day at La Claudy

Your Christmas gifts didn’t have the desired effect or you didn’t live up to the expectations on New Year’s Eve…

Make it up to your better half by offering him or her a cosy getaway at La Claudy!

On this year’s Valentine’s Day, don’t offer a simple rose bouquet: we’ll be opening our doors just for you, from February, 10th to 19th, including some special offers for the lovers.

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We’ve set up a special package for those particular days, which will allow you to stay in one of our guestrooms, starting from 300€:

  • A two-night stay for 2 people, in a quiet and unique location
  • Breakfasts are included, for 2 people
  • Take care of yourself thanks to our spa area: heated swimming pool, hammam and sauna
  • Celebrate this special moment and enjoy a bottle of Béatibulles rosé, a local pink wine

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But that’s not all, you’ll also have access to other options during your stay, with additional fees:

  • Relax and book a Provence Mojos body modelling (discover all our modelling offers)
  • By the evening, enjoy an all-included gourmet dinner, 50€/person*
    • Aperitif: a glass of Béatibulles
    • Appetisers
    • Starter: foie gras with truffles
    • Main course
    • Dessert
    • Unlimited wine
    • Tea / Coffee / Infusion

Book Now your Valentine’s day At La Claudy

Enjoy this Celebration of Love at La Claudy, we’ll be happy to welcome you on that very special occasion.

* Valentine’s Dinner is available on February, 11th, 14th and 17th on evenings only.

A La Claudy 2017 wishes

I would like to thank everyone who stayed at La Claudy in 2016 and wish you all a happy new year 2017.

Let me share this wonderful text with you, written by Jacques Brel.

His words speak for themselves and bring such a beautiful message… Take some time to read it…

 

a la claudy 2017 wishes

Christmas Traditions in Provence

The Holiday Season is a particularly festive period in Provence. Through centuries, many traditions have spread in the region for the enjoyment of young and old alike. Let’s discover them together!

Saint Barbara’s Wheat

With this tradition, begin the end-of-the-year merrymakings. Starting on December, 4th, many people buy a little bag of wheat seeds to be germinated in 3 different saucers, symbol of the Trinity, in the hope of a flourishing year to come.

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Christmas Markets

We introduced Christmas Markets in Provence in our last article. Mulled wine, handcrafted souvenirs and Christmas decorations – you’ll find something for every taste!

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Christmas Santons and the Crèche

In Provence, the nativity scene is not only composed of Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the animals, but also welcomes the whole village. Baker, ball player, shopkeeper… The Santons of Provence represent the typical Provencal village that surround the crèche.

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The Big Supper and the 13 Desserts

Christmas eve dinner, called the Big Supper (le Gros Souper) follows a great number of rituals and symbols. Three white tablecloths and candles, 3 saucers of germinated wheat, 7 light dishes, 13 bread rolls and 13 desserts.

The Big Supper is generally composed of vegetables, fish or soup. Once the dinner is over, the guests head over the church in order to assist the Midnight Mass, then go back to their dining room to eat the 13 desserts: date, fougasse (special olive oil-based bread), mendiant (chocolate disc with fruits and nuts), fresh fruits, fruit spreads, nougat…

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Midnight Mass

You may already know what the Midnight Mass is, but have you ever heard of the Provencal Midnight Mass?

It can sometimes be read in the regional language, the Provencal, and locals usually set a crèche wearing traditional costumes. Some provencal singings, called the Pastorale, can also be heard. There are more than 250 versions of those in the whole region.

The Christmas traditions of Provence officially end on February, 2nd, on Candlemas day.

Come and ask us at La Claudy, if you don’t know where to go on December, 24th!

Christmas Markets in Provence

There is a tradition you cannot miss in France and in Provence each end of year: the Christmas Markets, which take place in almost every city and village of the country.

They can generally be visited from the beginning of December until the day before Christmas, but dates can vary depending on the town size and its attendance. So, we’ve selected for you some of the most typical Christmas Markets that can be visited around La Claudy, so that you and your family can enjoy the holiday season at its best!

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The Christmas market of Aix-en-Provence

It takes place on the Cours Mirabeau, the city’s most iconic place, and welcomes no less than fifty Christmas merchants and creators stands.

Come enjoy a waffle, warm up with a mulled wine and meet the local artisans.

The market is open from November, 16th to December, 25th and from 10am to 8pm.

The Christmas markets of Lambesc

The festivities have been organised into two weekends, around two events:

The local merchants are waiting for you in the Roy René’s wine cellar: local produces, truffles, confectioneries, biscuits and many other gift ideas and decorations can be purchased on site.

Settled in the old city centre, several activities are available: visiting the regional market, going for a carriage ride, walking through the carousel-theatre, the garden sheds, playing with wooden toys… The Traders’ Association even offers a picture with Santa Claus’ house, ideal for the youngest visitors!

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The Christmas market of Cadenet

On December, 4th, from 10am to 6pm, Cadenet will welcome around a hundred retailers! Several animations have been organised for the occasion.

The Christmas market of Saint Rémy de Provence

This market is one-of-a-kind as it is composed of three different markets: the “Petit Marché du Gros Souper” (Little Market of the Big Supper), the “Foire aux Santons” (Santons Fair) and the “Marché des Créateurs” (Creators’ Market). They can be visited between December, Friday 18th, 2-10pm and Sunday, 20th, 9am-8pm.

The Christmas market of Lourmarin

On December, 17th and 18th, from 10am to 7pm, the wonderful Provençal village of Lourmarin will present its annual Christmas Market, composed of several tasting-stands and animations.

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Whether you’re traveling alone, as a family or with friends at La Claudy, the Christmas Markets are a must-see at this time of the year!

Cultural events – November in Provence

Summer’s over, but Christmas isn’t there yet… However, there’s always something to do around La Claudy – in Provence, the high season lasts 365 days!

Here are a few events we recommend you for November:

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Exhibit – Marilyn I wanna be loved by you

From October, 22nd to May, 1st at Caumont Centre d’Art, Aix-en-Provence.
Through dozens of pictures and other multimedia materials, discover how the Hollywood star became the icon we know today.
Get more info on the official event page.

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Sound and Light Show – Chagall, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

From March, 4th to January, 8th at the Carrières de Lumière, Baux-de-Provence.
Explore Marc Chagall’s work thanks to a 100 projectors, set up in the Carrières de Lumière (Quarries of Light). Watch as paintings come to life on the floor, walls and pillars, enter Chagall’s universe and see every detail of his work. The whole show is set to music.
Get more info on the official event page.

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Museum – Café In

From October, 26th to January, 23rd at the Mucem (Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations), Marseille.
This exhibition tells the story of coffee through times and its evolution in our society. More than 300 works are being shown: objects, pictures, engravings, audiovisual files, etc.
Get more info on the official event page.

 

That’s only a short overview of what will happen in Provence, around La Claudy before the Christmas season starts!

2nd night 50% OFF or 2 nights booked + 1 night free

A La Claudy, all seasons are good to relax and recharge yourself, which is why we have decided this year to offer you fantastic deals to (re) discover A La Claudy and delight you!

For direct booking via our website* for stays between 14 September 2016 and 12 December 2016 you’ll benefit:

  • the second night at 50% for stays of 2 nights booked
  • 3rd night free for stays from 2 nights paid at the normal rate

Piscine Chauffée A La Claudy

Each booking give access to the SPA:

  • 1 indoor heated swimming pool
  • relaxation area with massage chair
  • hammam & sauna
  • massage (optional)
  • 1 outdoor pool + 1 outdoor natural pool

Without forgetting the generous and healthy breakfasts, the quiet area, the pond

Redeem the offer and book your stay

* Offer valid for direct booking placed on the site https://admin.xotelia.com/BS/alaclaudy/en/ (are excluded from the offer bookings made via other sites) for stays between September 14 2016 and December 12, 2016, into a guest room.