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The Santons Fair of Mouans-Sartoux: everything to prepare the nativity scene.

A well alive tradition The nativity scene and its santons are essential elements of Christmas in the south of France. In the County of Nice and in Provence, this tradition is still very much alive, as evidenced by the crowds at the santons fairs. The Mouans-Sartoux Santons Fair has been around for ...


The Baux-de-Provence: a magical destination for Christmas.

various characters to illustrate local traditions. Visitors can discover the daily life of a family in the 19th century and a traditional Provençal nativity scene. The shepherd's offering ceremony, called Pastrage, is also represented in a setting depicting Les Baux-de-Provence. A very large canv ...


For Saint Barbara's Day, sow wheat and lentils

antings may rot! On Christmas Eve, tie red ribbons around the seedlings and place these cups as decorations at each end of the table or around the nativity scene. How to do a good deed as a bonus? By purchasing your wheat grain to continue the tradition of St. Barbara's wheat, you can suppo ...


The Christmas markets in Colmar: a magical atmosphere

district of Petite Venise. Its 43 brightly painted little houses are specially designed to please the little ones. Families can discover an animated nativity scene, enjoy a carousel ride, and post their letter to Santa Claus in a giant mailbox (with a daily prize draw). The Market at Place de l'An ...


Christmas in Grasse: A Market and Magical Entertainment

om December 2, 2023, to January 7, 2024, at various locations throughout the city. Here's a quick reminder of the highlights not to be missed: - the nativity scenes exhibition at Place du Petit Puy - the Christmas stalls at Place de l'Evêché - Santa's cabin and its workshops at Place aux Herbes - ...


Christmas in Nice: a market on Place Masséna and many activities

Garibaldi benefits from a special lighting and, in 2022, Nice residents and tourists will be able to admire an 8-meter high illuminated tree! The giant nativity scene Lou Presèpi composed of 17 life-size automatons will be installed on Place Rossetti (every day from December 17 to 25 from 10 am ...


The Saint-Rémy-de-Provence Christmas Market: An Event in Provençal Tradition

find all the products to prepare your Gros Souper (traditionally consisting of 7 dishes and 13 desserts!), the famous santons of Provence to decorate your nativity scene, and gift ideas to discover from local craftsmen. 2023 Edition Once again this year, numerous exhibitors will welcome you to the C ...


Christmas markets: 4 European cities famous for their markets

ry 6 and even stays open on December 24, December 25 and New Year's Day! There is a huge Christmas tree lit up with thousands of lights and a living nativity scene with farm animals. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Denis Poltoradnev (@dropolto) More Christ ...


French Riviera: where to see the most beautiful Christmas cribs?

e star attractions during the Advent season. While the Christmas market in Nice is set up on Place Masséna and in the Jardin Albert Ier, this life-size nativity scene is set up every year on Place Rossetti in Vieux-Nice. No less than 17 animated automatons make up this Christmas crib, which recr ...