The most beautiful Christmas markets in Provence!
The end of the year celebrations are fast approaching...
In these times of early winter, we are slowly approaching the end of year celebrations, especially Christmas. That's why we Planetazur vous propose un tour d’horizon des marchés de Noël dans la région du sud de la France !
Also, at this time of year, Provence experiences reasonably mild weather, so Christmas markets are usually held outdoors. Associated with the celebration of Christmas, you can find everything related to the holiday season and St. Nicholas. Christmas markets are like small villages. Strolling through the alleys, letting the smells and colors guide you is a real pleasure for tourists and locals alike.
The Christmas market of Marseille, the Old Port
The Christmas market is held every year in the heart of the Old Port of Marseille. Hundreds of craftsmen come from all over the city to exhibit their products for the holidays. Artisanal products coming from Provence with local specialities like the mythical Marseille soap in all France. This market is composed of dozens of small mountain chalets lined up giving a warm aspect for the visitors.
The city of Marseille does not escape the Christmas tradition, on the contrary! You will see hundreds of Christmas lights in the city center and especially on the Canebière side. In the market, there are artisans of all kinds who will give you an incredible choice of gifts for your loved ones. This market, you will have understood it, is to be made!
The Christmas market of Istres, less known, but just as beautiful!
Smaller, but just as warm, the Christmas market of Istres is composed of 4 chalets with 3D decoration.
You will see craftsmen offering many local products, souvenirs and toys for children making its diversity a real strength. Santons, decorations, jewelry, gift boxes, but also culinary stands with waffles, mulled wine or hot gingerbread!
The Christmas market of Eyguières, Italian style!
A Christmas market like no other! Indeed, 90% of the artisans and exhibitors at the Eyguière Christmas market are Italian.
The combination of Provencal and Italian is the market strength. A unique Italian culinary journey in the south of France. Delicate and tasty dishes will make you love this market! Parma ham, Italian Parmiggiano cheese, panetons, wines, Prosecco and many other products can be found in this Christmas market.
Moreover, you will have the opportunity to meet the producers of Eyguières who will also be present to make you discover their local specialities. Finally, you will find exhibitors of motorcycles and Italian cars as well as animations and rides.
The Christmas market of Martigues, a Santa Claus by boat
This Christmas market usually located on the Esplanade des Belges in Martigues, offers you in the framework of the Christmas Fair, a unique market of its kind. It is installed in the heart of downtown Jonquières.
Nearly 150 artisans exhibit their uniquely diverse products. This market has the particularity of being mainly dedicated to local crafts and art. It is known for its famous figurines of the cribs of Provence called santons which are above all, very colorful.
You will find the most beautiful Christmas decorations in the various exhibition booths that will make your home suitable for the Christian holiday.
During the Christmas holidays, the city of Martigues is literally transformed and gives way to numerous decorations and illuminations, but also to events such as puppet shows for children!
The Christmas Market of La Ciotat, a market full of flavors!
Candied fruits, foie gras, pancakes, waffles and Christmas beers, you will find many culinary products of all kinds at the Christmas market of La Ciotat. In addition, you will find products such as artisanal soaps, nougats and mulled wine. Every day, you will enjoy musical animations from 5 pm.
Finally, the Christmas markets of La Ciotat offer a very special animation which is the snow cannon. Indeed, you can do your shopping under the snowflakes. Not to be missed!
The Christmas market of Aix-en-Provence, the most beautiful of all!
This Christmas market is located in the center of Aix-en-Provence on the Cours Mirabeau. It welcomes about fifty chalets of craftsmen and traders. You can find chalets that exhibit and sell works of art, and the most beautiful santon fair in Provence.
Also, you will travel to the heart of Provence with a unique gastronomic tour around the products and culinary delights of Christmas. This stand is called the 13 desserts market which gathers about forty local producers.
You will have understood, the south of France and more particularly Provence is a magnificent region thanks to its culinary and cultural culture where you will find Christmas markets unique in the world. It is because of these Christmas markets that it will be possible for you to spend your festive season in the south of France!
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