Santon figurines fair and Christmas market in Fontvieille

Fontvieille - Christmas in Provence, Provençal Christmas - In November - Dates and program to be confirmed - Free

A subtle atmosphere settles... These are the feasts of Christmas of Fontvieille, presented at the Yvonne-Etienne mill Hall, squares as well as in the streets of the village. The foire aux santons presents its master gurus that have shaped for you to creations inspired by the characters and the Provençal atmosphere that prevails at this time of the year. A competition also offers you to earn good for purchases at the stands of the artisans.Time seems will be suspended to leave place to the magic of the Christmas market. The eyes of the smaller sparkle before the decorations and the most varied delicacies: macaroons, gingerbread, honey, candies, jams, candied fruits, fatty liver. The largest is proposed to find the gift they could order to Santa Claus for their loved ones: ceramics, paintings on glass, wrought iron, pottery, jewelry, objects of creations wooden float and many other surprises... A horse-drawn carriage will take you Yvonne-Etienne mill room in the centre of the village. The animations of streets you will be offered. A magical ride, where you will discover the most original craft creations to the more traditional. Let yourself be carried away by the atmosphere of the foire aux santons and its Christmas market from 10: 00 to 7 p.m. room Yvonne-Etienne mill, the halles and the streets of the village.

No admission charge

  • Free

Information provided by OT Fontvieille

  • Organiser

    Office de Tourisme Fontvieille
  • Phone

    • 04 90 54 67 49
  • Fax

    04 90 54 69 82

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Nearby

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  3. Hostellerie de la Tour

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  4. Moulin à huile de Bédarrides

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Where to stay

Fontvieille L'oustau
B&B

Fontvieille L'oustau

Fontvieille

2 spacious rooms for 2 to 4 people in a 19th century building, in the village centre with independent bathrooms - garden - air conditioning - parking

The Manjiuca
B&B

The Manjiuca

Fontvieille

2 guest rooms for 2 people, 1 km from the village centre, on the D82 towards Arles, in a quiet and refined property in the middle of a flower garden; luxury, terraces, swimming pool, private parking, pets not accepted

The Draillette
B&B

The Draillette

Fontvieille

In the countryside - comfortable - from €58 € for 2 people with breakfast. Very quiet in the middle of olive groves and 4 hectares of apricot trees. Beautiful rose garden. Spacious, elegant, and very sunny rooms with great views from the balcony or terrace.

Château de Barbegal
B&B

Château de Barbegal

Arles

In a unique setting, facing the Alpilles discover the charm of the rooms of the castle of Barbegal

Pines
Campsite

Pines

Fontvieille

Flat land, half-shade, quiet. Set in a pine grove 1.5 km from the village (leave the village on the road to Baux-de-Provence, Maussane -turn right at the roundabout). 100 m2 marked pitches. Municipal swimming pool nearby (500m).

Villa St Joseph
Holiday rental

Villa St Joseph

Tarascon

In the countryside, surrounded by organic fruit orchards, house divided into 2 parts : the gite on the ground floor and a second appartment upstairs. Flowery courtyard (150 m²) with garden furniture, garage (washing machine). Kitchen / living room with sofa, flat screen TV, fitted kitchen (oven,…

Les Mazets des Roches
Hotel

Les Mazets des Roches

Tarascon

The Mazets des Roches, a charming hotel located at the beginning of the west Alpilles, is in a densely wooded domain abouding with squirrels and songs birds. It is in the heart of the most famous places of Provence. A three stars hotel with air conditioning throughout, it offers a relaxing…

Gite De Hugolin
Holiday rental

Gite De Hugolin

Fontvieille

Décorée aux couleurs de la Provence, agrémentée d'objets anciens et de collection, La Maison d'Ugolin peut accueillir 6 personnes.

Le Clos Du Passant
B&B

Le Clos Du Passant

Fontvieille

800 Meters from the village, quiet and in a closed property. Suite for 2 to 4 persons and a bedroom for 2 persons, all comfort, rooms of water and separate toilet, bathrobes and pool towels provided, hairdryer. Pets not allowed. Non-smokers. Access to swimming pool with owners agreement. Private…

Things to do

Aqueduc et Meunerie de Barbegal
Monument

Aqueduc et Meunerie de Barbegal

Fontvieille

The aqueducts, remains of which can still be seen near the Barbegal mill, are a diversion of the 'De Caperon', aqueduct which channelled water from the southern slope of the Alpilles. The construction techniques used for the section before the mill differ from those observed on the route of the…

Mas Saint Joseph
Olives - Huiles d'olives

Mas Saint Joseph

Fontvieille

Production of olive oil and of melons

Les Délices de Daudet
Producer

Les Délices de Daudet

Fontvieille

Gourmet Patisserie - Ice Cream - Chocolates

Mas de l'Ange
Olives - Huiles d'olives

Mas de l'Ange

Fontvieille

The Mas de l'Ange in Fontvieille definitely takes its name from the kindness and hospitality of its owners. In his farm, Mr Monnier produces traditional olive oils, cracked olives, black olives, olive creams, tapenades, jams and his speciality, olive jam, which is available for tasting.

Centre équestre des Enganes
Riding school

Centre équestre des Enganes

Fontvieille

The centre has 12 horses. Activities: Federal exam preparation, horse games, horse rental, horse boarding, horseback riding (non-members can access), horseback trekking (non-members can access) in Provence, Cévennes, Camargue, carriage rides, walks in the Alpilles all levels. Facilities:…

Montmajour Abbey
Monument

Montmajour Abbey

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Closed on 1st January and 1st and 11th November. The island of Montmajour, from the Latin 'major' (larger), is surrounded by lakes and marshland and culminates at around 40 metres. It is on this site, at the gateway to Arles, that the first Benedictine community was founded in 949, inaugurating…

Chapelle Saint Gabriel
Monument

Chapelle Saint Gabriel

Tarascon

On the ancient site of Ernaginum, at the crossroads of the Via Agrippa and the Via Domitia, which later became a mediaeval stronghold, the 12th century Saint Gabriel Chapel and the former 13th century Château still testify to the site's prestigious past. A masterpiece of southern Romanesque…

Moulin d'Alphonse Daudet
Monument

Moulin d'Alphonse Daudet

Fontvieille

Built in 1814, the Saint Pierre Windmill ground wheat for a century until 1915. In 1935, the Society of Friends of Daudet's Windmill decided to turn it into a museum dedicated to Alphonse Daudet and containing the poet's works. This windmill has been visible from the outside since 2012, but the…

Château d'Estoublon
Olives - Huiles d'olives

Château d'Estoublon

Fontvieille

Located on the southern slopes of the Alpilles, at the entrance to Fontvieille, this wine- and oil-producing estate extends over 200 hectares, including 10 hectares of Baux-de-Provence AOC and Coteaux d'Aix AOC vines and 48 hectares planted with Vallée des Baux-de-Provence AOC olive groves. The…

Where to eat

Le Patio
Food guide restaurant

Le Patio

Fontvieille

Catherine and Jean-Pierre Cote concoct local specialities in the rustic setting of this 18th-century sheepfold. Served by the fire or out on the terrace in summer, treats include the Alpilles lamb roasted with hay from La Crau (AOC), confit young rabbit with olive oil from the Moulin du Mas Saint…

La Cuisine au Planet
Food guide restaurant

La Cuisine au Planet

Fontvieille

Dish of the day € 11; meal deal € 16 and fixed menu € 20 for lunch; as well as the menu, meal deal € 25 and fixed menu € 30 for lunch and dinner

L'AMI PROVENCAL
Food guide restaurant

L'AMI PROVENCAL

Fontvieille

L avis de Gault&Millau sur le restaurant L'Ami Provençal : Elle est bien jolie, l'histoire que Fanny et Yoann Palmero commencent à écrire dans cet écrin de pure Provence. Fontvieille, c'est un village pour Mistral et Daudet réunis, et cette maison sur la placette, prolongée par une très…

La Table du Meunier
Food guide restaurant

La Table du Meunier

Fontvieille

Menus: € 26 - € 34 + menu. Specialities: tian of lamb with basil, minced rabbit with thyme, crispy zander with sorrel and lavender crème brûlée. Capacity: indoors 30 to 50. Shady terrace: 50. Private car park. Henhouse dating back to 1765

Hostellerie de la Tour
Cuisine de Provence

Hostellerie de la Tour

Fontvieille

The years seem to leave no mark on this classic Provencal address. Set at the foot of the Tour des Abbés, this ancient hay barn is home to a hotel-restaurant with pool and garden. An agreeable stop-off, where the chef delights guests with Provencal classics such as aubergine papetons, stuffed…

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