The sun is low but still shining brightly against a vivid blue sky. There is a smell of wood burning in the air and the scent of fresh pine from the table decorations and the newly cut Christmas tree shouts out “Christmas is here”

Winter Marche de Noel’s are dotted across all the towns and villages of Provence. Avignon and Aix-en-Provence are particularly magical, with an array of Christmas lights and a magical sparkle in the air. Here are some links to check out if you are searching for the meaning of Christmas traditions in Provence or if you just want to check out what the market season and the region has to offer in December.

And finally, I recommend the beautiful Hotel/Spa in Crillon le Brave, a spectacular retreat in the heart of Provence, to celebrate an intimate Christmas with family and friends or perhaps just the two of you!

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