Santon figurines fair and Christmas market in Fontvieille

Fontvieille - Christmas in Provence, Provençal Christmas - Le 11 et 12 Novembre - 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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  2. Moulin d'Alphonse Daudet

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  3. The Draillette

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  4. La Ripaille

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Where to stay

Mas Saint Joseph
B&B

Mas Saint Joseph

Fontvieille

On an olive production estate, at the foot of the Alpilles between Fontvieille and Baux de Provence. Four very characteristic guest rooms including two suites, swimming pool, 270 m2 solarium and parking.

Fontvieille
Holiday rental

Fontvieille

Fontvieille

In the heart of the Alpilles, gite in the countryside, adjoining the owners'farmhouse, on a cereals (rice) and wine concern. Close to the tourist sites, especially the Moulin de Daudet. Ideally situated to discover the Alpilles. Secured shared swimming-pool (11 m x 6 m) from the 15th of june to…

Gite La Treille
Holiday rental

Gite La Treille

Tarascon

Near the Alpilles, among Tarascon and Fontvieille, beautiful property completely fenced facing the Chapelle St Gabriel (on the D33). At the guests' disposal, 2 hectares of olive trees and green spaces, swimming pool (5x10 m) open from 15/04 to 15/10, children games on a closed area, fitness and…

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

The Val Majour Best Western
Hotel

The Val Majour Best Western

Fontvieille

Renovated hotel with air conditioning and 32 individually decorated rooms, located in the heart of a shaded park with swimming pool, close to many sites. Catering for groups. Snack bar by the pool in July and August.

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.

Aire du Moulin
Motorhome parking area

Aire du Moulin

Fontvieille

Located near the Moulin de Daudet, 500 m from the centre of the village, close to all shopping. In the heart of the regional natural park of the Alpilles, the village of Fontvieille awaits nestled in the hollow of its white stone quarries. Its authentic character of Provençal village, its…

Saint Gabriel
Campsite

Saint Gabriel

Tarascon

At the foot of the Alpilles, in the midst of a tourist region, 10 minutes from Baux-de-Provence, Arles and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. In a former coach house offering a family welcome. Evening dances. Trampoline, swing and fun get fit material at swimming pool. Petanque pitch. Shared barbecue.…

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

Things to do

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…

Rucher de la Cala Melosa
Educational farm

Rucher de la Cala Melosa

Fontvieille

La Cala Melosa (honeyed hive) is a farm located near the 12th century chapel of Saint Pierre d'Entremonts, where you can watch the hive and the bees at work. From honey extraction to potting, you can follow the different stages of the work of the bee keeper. Bee farmVisit: visit the hive,…

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…

Mas Saint Joseph
Olives - Huiles d'olives

Mas Saint Joseph

Fontvieille

Production of olive oil and of melons

Moulin du Saint Jean
Olives - Huiles d'olives

Moulin du Saint Jean

Fontvieille

Driven by tradition and an ancestral knowledge of olives, Jean Paul Sourdon, the great-grandson and grandson of oil-pressers, opened his own mill in June 1998. Tradition and modernity come together, and the yellow gold olive oil is covered by the Vallée des Baux-de-Provence AOC. The selection of…

Domaine du Grand Fontanille
Wines

Domaine du Grand Fontanille

Saint Etienne du Grès

Une heureuse résurrection pour un domaine beau, bio et bon. Sur les contreforts escarpés des Alpilles, un domaine ancien, qui revit depuis 20 ans, sous la houlette d’Allemands passionnés.

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.

Château de Montauban
Monument

Château de Montauban

Fontvieille

The residence, celebrated in the preface to 'Letters From My Windmill', was primarily a place of peace and relaxation for Alphonse Daudet, 'Blessed house, so many times have I come here to seek the healing touch of nature, to cure myself of Paris and its fevers...' This superb building, with its…

Where to eat

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

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…

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…

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

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…

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