Christmas events in Aix-en-Provence

Aix en Provence - Christmas in Provence, Provençal Christmas - November, December and January (to be confirmed)

For 2 months during the festive season, the pace of life in Aix-en-Provence revolves around its festivals.

Lots of festivities are planned, among them the Santons Fair, the Bravade Calendale Festival, the 13 Desserts Market, the New Olive Oil Festival, Christmas gatherings, concerts and pastorals and the March of the Three Kings. Please ask for the programme.

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Organiser

    Aix-en-Provence city hall
  • Phone

    • 04 42 91 90 00
  • Fax

    04 42 25 94 92

  • Website

Related events

17 November to 31 December
Santons Fair
Christmas in Provence, Provençal Christmas

Santons Fair

Aix en Provence

The predecessor to the Santons Fair was known as the Market of the Festival of Saint Barbara. It was the largest annual gathering in the city. In December 1934, Jean Baptiste Fouque and his son Paul came to this market to sell their Nativity figurines and over the years were joined by other…

18 November to 07 January
The Christmas carousels
Funfair

The Christmas carousels

Aix en Provence

In an atmosphere of joy and celebration and to the children delight, what could be more magical and wonderful than going on the Christmas carousel?

22 November to 31 December
Christmas market
Christmas market

Christmas market

Aix en Provence

The Cours Mirabeau will be welcoming fifty chalets run by local craftspeople and traders. Food-lovers can come and try new gastronomic dishes and treat themselves to our tempting local delicacies, and it’s also ideal if you’re looking for an original Christmas gift! Mulled wine, delicious…

29 November to 03 December
International twin towns' market
Christmas in Provence, Provençal Christmas

International twin towns' market

Aix en Provence

Gastronomy, local produce, crafts, information about the twin towns: a good reason to come and wander around this attractive, colourful market, in a welcoming atmosphere where cultural dialogue is the order of the day. The twinning association and the traders’ association await you on the…

02 December
Traditional Christmas concert Académie du Tambourin
Christmas in Provence, Provençal Christmas

Traditional Christmas concert Académie du Tambourin

Aix en Provence

The Academy Tambourine gives his traditional Christmas concert at the Théâtre du Jeu de Paume.

08 December to 07 January
Traditional Christmas nativity scene
Christmas in Provence, Provençal Christmas

Traditional Christmas nativity scene

Aix en Provence

The Oustau de Prouvènco is the setting for the traditional Christmas nativity scene (4m2) by the Li BalairedouRèiReinié Association and the perfectly laid traditional table of 13 desserts.

09 December to 10 December
Olive Oil Market of Aix-en-Provence AOP
Christmas in Provence, Provençal Christmas

Olive Oil Market of Aix-en-Provence AOP

Aix en Provence

Organised by the "Syndicat AOC Huile d'Olive d'Aix-en-Provence", this fun and friendly event celebrates the year's new AOC Aix-en-Provence olive oil. Throughout the weekend, the producers and millers of Aix offer visitors the chance to taste their wares, including olive oils, olives, "tapenades",…

16 December to 17 December
Market of 13 Desserts
Christmas in Provence, Provençal Christmas

Market of 13 Desserts

Aix en Provence

It has to be said, Christmas in Provence without the famous 13 desserts just wouldn't be Christmas! So to make sure everything's just so, don't miss a visit to the Aix-en-Provence "13 Desserts" market held under a 500m² marquee, where you can purchase the fabulous wares of around 40 local…

17 December
The Bravade Calendale
Parade

The Bravade Calendale

Aix en Provence

The famous calendale bravade celebrates the Christmas pump offering to the city authorities. An occasion for deploying with blunderbusses shots, an abundance of Provencal players, from the Chivau-frus to the Italian flag throwers and musicians from theArles Condor, not to mention the presence of…

07 January
La marche des Rois
Parade

La marche des Rois

Aix en Provence

The Aix and Provence Stories’ Association organizes the traditional March of kings. A long procession of costumed figurines, little angels, shepherds, craftsmen of all trades, farmers and their animals before the Magi and their three dromedaries. At various locations in the city, the…

Nearby

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    Planetarium / observatory

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    Museum

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  3. Maison Brémond 1830

    Souvenirs

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  4. Mademoiselle Cha

    Fashion

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Where to stay

Hôtel de Gantes
Hotel

Hôtel de Gantes

Aix en Provence

The first four-starhotel without stars hotel on the Cours Mirabeau. Stylish decoration combining historic ambiance with modern comfort, the Hotel de Gantes has 11 rooms and suites all different from eachother.Dare to meet Marilyn’s eyes in the Cinema room or admire the St Victoire in the Paul…

L'Epicerie
B&B

L'Epicerie

Aix en Provence

Situated right in the heart of the old town of AIX EN PROVENCE, within a few metres of thermal baths, the city hall, "Mirabeau " place the "Cardeurs" place and the Archbishopric, where the famous opera festival takes place every year. The house is decorated in the style of an old grocer's shop…

Campanile Aix-en-Provence Sud - Pont de l'Arc
Hotel

Campanile Aix-en-Provence Sud - Pont de l'Arc

Aix en Provence

Located south, at 5mn drive from city center, nearby exit / entrance of the motorway to join Marseille, Nice, Avignon. The hotel has been completely renovated in 2012, with 119 rooms in a pleasant and quiet setting, close to the river of the Arc. Every room has flat screen TV and free wifi. The…

Lei Faveloun
B&B

Lei Faveloun

Aix en Provence

Vous serez séduit par "LEI FAVELOUN", charmant mas provençal situé à 4 km du centre d'Aix, et intégré admirablement dans son parc privé de 5000m², complanté de séculaires chêne-verts, d'oliviers et de luxuriants massifs de favelouns (lauriers-tins, en occitan),de lauriers roses, de…

Allees Provencales
Holiday rental

Allees Provencales

Aix en Provence

Idéalement situé à 2 pas de la Rotonde et le cours Mirabeau, appartement climatisé de 50 m² situé au 3ème étage avec ascenseur d'un immeuble résidentiel. Séjour/salon. Cuisine équipée (LL, LV). 1 chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers (160x200). 1 Salle d'eau avec WC. Terrasse de 10 m² avec…

Mme et M. Fuller
B&B

Mme et M. Fuller

Meyreuil

Mas des Micocouliers is a typically provencal stone guest house dating from the 19th century. Entirely restored, it benefits from a privileged situation combining the attractions of the countryside and those of the city. In the heart of the protected site of the Montaiguet, 100m from the bridge…

Cardinal
Hotel

Cardinal

Aix en Provence

Hôtel Cardinal, founded during the Age of Enlightenment, is one of these authentic places with spirit, history, some kind of magic. The 18th-century atmosphere of the rooms and suites blending old-time charm with modern amenities, such as the exquisite dining room serving traditional French…

La Maison de Sylvianne
Holiday rental

La Maison de Sylvianne

Aix en Provence

En campagne d'Aix-en-Provence, avec vue sur les champs, mais à seulement 5km du centre-ville, au calme, la Maison de Sylvianne est une maison d'architecte avec piscine et jardin privatifs. Le gîte est mitoyen de l'habitation des propriétaires. Décoration provençale soignée. De plain pied,…

M. Gaunet
B&B

M. Gaunet

Aix en Provence

La Villa Roumanille is a property made up of a country house of Provence and a detached house located in the south of the city, surrounded by a beautiful garden. You will enjoy the charm of our balconies and terraces at a stone's throw (1km) of the historical center of Aix en Provence. On the…

Things to do

Vasarely Foundation
Museum

Vasarely Foundation

Aix en Provence

Architectonic center of Aix-en-Provence and classified historical monument. Immerse yourself in the fascinating universe of optical art in the heart of the luminocinetic building imagined, conceived and financed by Victor Vasarely. Sixteen hexagonal-based modules, embedded in a massive…

Lothantique
Souvenirs

Lothantique

Aix en Provence

Fonded in 1920, Lothantique invites you to come to discover its creations, its cosmetics and its scents for the house.

Ouvrage
Souvenirs

Ouvrage

Aix en Provence

Ouvrage est une galerie boutique mettant en avant des objets et produits créés par des artisans d'art, artistes et créateurs français. Faits par des passionnés qui travaillent de manière éthique à partir de matières premières de qualité et d'une manière respectueuse des conditions…

Longchamp
Souvenirs

Longchamp

Aix en Provence

Leather good shop.

Weibel pastry
Greed, Greediness

Weibel pastry

Aix en Provence

Après avoir fait ses gammes en tant que chef chez Frantz Riederer, Georges Weibel fonde sa propre pâtisserie en 1954. Grâce à ses recettes et ses produits de qualité il connaît un grand succès sur la ville durant de nombreuses années. Son fils Nicolas lui succède en 1988 après avoir…

Olly Gan
Fashion

Olly Gan

Aix en Provence

Ready-to-wear for men

The Bibemus Quarries
Monument

The Bibemus Quarries

Aix en Provence

The ochre molasse quarries of Bibemus used to supply the pale stone that is so characteristic of numerous monuments in the city of Aix en Provence. Situated between the route du Tholonet and the route de Vauvenargues, Bibémus refers to a rocky plateau, part of which was used as a stone quarry…

Souleiado
Fashion

Souleiado

Aix en Provence

Prêt-à-porter féminin, masculin et enfant de style provençal. Également vente d'accessoires, de linge de maison, d'art de la table et de parfums.

Agnès Pellegrin
Souvenirs

Agnès Pellegrin

Aix en Provence

Jewelry store

Where to eat

La Table du Mas des Ecureuils
Table 13

La Table du Mas des Ecureuils

Aix en Provence

Vines, lavender and a pine wood… A beautiful breath of countryside awaits you here at this little hotel-restaurant in Les Milles, located just a few minutes from the centre of Aix-en-Provence. Perched on a hilltop and superbly isolated, the restaurant nevertheless attracts outside guests, drawn…

Les vieilles canailles
Food guide restaurant

Les vieilles canailles

Aix en Provence

Opened on a pedestrian street, this brand new restaurant in the heart of Aix-en-Provence is a den of epicureans. Authentic French bistro, Les Vieilles Canailles offers gourmet, simple and local cuisine, a rigorous selection of wines, all in a warm atmosphere. A true lover of the Product,…

Mickaël Féval
Food guide restaurant

Mickaël Féval

Aix en Provence

Nouveau décor "très chic" pour nouveau départ : formé aux plus grandes maisons françaises (Loiseau, Oger, Plaza Athénée...), Mickaël Féval, 40 ans, a repris l'ancien repaire gourmand du chef étoilé Pierre Reboul, parti pour d'autres aventures. Le chef a vite trouvé ses marques : son…

Le Saint-Estève
Food guide restaurant

Le Saint-Estève

Le Tholonet

In the homeland of Paul Cézanne, at the end of a charming country lane that winds down to the foot of the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, Mathias Dadine has stepped into the kitchen of a brand new luxury hotel complex, the Lodges Sainte-Victoire. Using a range of seasonal products, this chef – a…

La Tomate verte
Food guide restaurant

La Tomate verte

Aix en Provence

This is a bistro as it ought to be: quick midday deals for busy workers and a more elaborate evening menu for those who wish to truly savour their food. Everyone, however, can enjoy fresh, seasonal produce as part of a menu that changes according to the whims of the local market and which still…

La Rotonde
Food guide restaurant

La Rotonde

Aix en Provence

Contemporary brasserie, serving traditional cuisine (world cuisine) with many risotto specialities, foie gras dishes and scallops.

Apéro Bistrot
Food guide restaurant

Apéro Bistrot

Aix en Provence

Romain Tosolini, the Master Chef candidate, has just opened his restaurant in the historic centre of Aix en Provence.

Le Comptoir du Clos - Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hôtel
Cuisine de Provence

Le Comptoir du Clos - Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hôtel

Aix en Provence

Le chef Arnaud Davin avait envie de "France" : de retour des îles, il arrivet en Provence pour reprendre la brasserie chic du tout nouveau cinq étoiles aixois, le Mariott Renaissance. Au « Comptoir », bistrot au décor chic - bois sombre, banquettes design et suspensions glamour -, des…

Mitch
Food guide restaurant

Mitch

Aix en Provence

Cuisine moderne faite uniquement avec des produits frais.

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