WINTER IN PROVENCE
Christmas is for lovers
In Provence, end of the year celebrations are marked by a rich succession joyous rites and customs, each one more colourful and jovial than the next. Adorned in soft colors and fine fabrics, it offers you the southern hospitality and charm in a chic and rustic atmosphere. Come home for the holidays!
The village of Ménerbes overlooks the garrigue and the Luberon vineyards in the heart of Provence. Paved narrow streets lined with stone houses, breathtaking views of the surrounding natural setting, all intensified by the indescribable light. It's no surprise that Picasso was besotted with the place... Inspired by this exceptional setting, come and celebrate the magic of Christmas in Provence.It all begins on the 4th December, St Barbe's Day and finishes on the 2nd February, Candlemas. In Provence, the "calendale" period is a never-ending succession of celebrations, rituals and customs, each one more colourful than the last. Nestling in lands steeped in tradition, the Bastide de Marie invites you to rediscover the spirit of Christmas.
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Picturesque fairs with their displays of santon figurines, little Christmas markets with the smell of mulled wine. Let the pathways of the Luberon guide you in search of the most precious, unusual santon or a gift for your loved one to be placed under the Christmas tree. With this tradition so deeply rooted in the hearts of the Provence people, your stay will be packed with powerful emotions.