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!
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 Roy René Wine-growers’ Christmas market, on December, 3rd and 4th.
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.
- The open-air Christmas market on December, 10th and 11th.
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!
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.
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!