Noël aux baux de provence

Les Baux de Provence - Village fête - Du 17 décembre au 3 janvier - Free

The famous village of les Baux-de-Provence on Saturday, December 21 to Sunday, January 4 Christmas, traditions and customs. As every year, the children meet the sheepfold of Christmas, installed in a nursery setting, the church square. The young shepherds, assisted by their dogs, will lead each morning their cattle through the streets of the city. This is the fabulous adventure experienced by another Shepherd, Tristet, that will discover the children by pushing the door of the Hotel of Manville. Author-illustrator Jean-Marc Rossi exposes his tale "A star in les Baux-de-Provence" or the beautiful story of the shepherd boy occurred one night winter in the Alpilles. The little people of Provence comes to life, to the tank, also under the pen and palette of Jean-Marc Rossi. Young and old can drop into the crib, animals or characters that they themselves have molded in the workshop of the santons in the gallery the Cure. Children will also find the giant creche installed in the chapel of the Penitents. This year, the sea ice and ice shelter serve as decor for a polar Nativity. For more than four centuries, the baussencs shepherds celebrate ceremonies that they have put in place around the Nativity. On 24 December, takes place the ceremony of the aubade: shepherds, drummers, inhabitants of Arles and Mireilles parade through the streets of the city. This Christmas Eve, the beautiful church of Saint Vincent welcomes the midnight mass, the living Nativity and the pastrage ceremony. In the garden of the island Post Tenebras Lux, José Nicolas photos trace the preparations of these Noëls Baussencs which continues thanks to the inhabitants of the city.

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    Office de Tourisme des Baux de Provence
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    • 04 90 54 34 39
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    04 90 54 51 15

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La Cour
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La Cour

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Apartment on the ground floor of a House 100 m from the centre of the village. Living room, separate kitchen, 2 bedrooms with 2 beds/1 person and 1 bed/2 persons, bathroom, toilet. House linen provided. Court.

Le Mas De La Scierie
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Best Western Aurélia

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In a beautiful private park in the heart of Alpilles, the hotel BEST WESTERN Aurelia opens its doors under the warm colours of Provence.The mas invites you to stay in rooms comfortable, air-conditioned and with a view on the garden.To relax, guests can take a swim in the pool, then share a…

La Fontaine
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La Fontaine

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Pretty little gîte, tastefully decorated in Provençal style, close to the owners' house in the countryside. 1 other gîte on the property. Gd fl: Kitchen/living rm with 1 double bed. Bathrm. WC. Central heating included. Option sheet. Private patio (36m²) with garden furniture, barbecue.…

Taven Résidences
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Taven Résidences

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At the foot of the historic village of Les Baux, the entrance to the Val d'Enfer, close to the "Pavillon de la Reine Jeanne," this family farmhouse offers 3 very comfortable rooms with direct access from their terraces. Exceptional views of the old city. Large gardens, pool, private parking. + A…

Hostellerie des Magnanarelles
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Hostellerie des Magnanarelles

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Du Côté des Olivades
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Du Côté des Olivades

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Located in the heart of an olive grove, "Du Côté des Olivades" is built in the middle of nature, in an ocean of unique luminosity. Saturated with light and shade, it is a charming hotel at the foot of Les Baux de Provence and close to an authentic Provençal village where you can discover all…

L' Oustaloun
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L' Oustaloun

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Mas De L'aiguillon
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Mas De L'aiguillon

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Things to do

Sud Etoffe - La Maison de Provence
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The decor at manufacturer prices. Fabrics of furnishing, canvas jacquard, printed, stitched cotton quilts. Mail order catalogue offered to all our clients.

Moulin du Calanquet
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Le Tisserand
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Depuis plus de 25 ans cette majestueuse boutique, comme il y a peu dans les Alpilles, met en valeur le savoir-faire des métiers d’arts avec une impressionnante collection de tapisseries tissées du médiéval au contemporain (Miro, Picasso, Klimt) et Verdure, Vendange et des tapisseries de Cluny.

A la Campanello - La Grotte du Père François
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A la Campanello - La Grotte du Père François

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Eglise Saint Vincent
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Du Côté des Olivades
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Le Bistrot du Paradou
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Culinary specialities: all Provençal recipes.

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Auberge la Benvengudo
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Le clos saint roch
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Nestled around a pretty courtyard, you are will be greeted with ease by its owners, Emmanuel and Nathalie Billaud

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La Cabro d'Or
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The Cabro d’Or is one of the Relais & Châteaux, which are still as good as ever. You will enjoy the informal luxury of this property nestled under the rugged rocks of Les Baux de Provence. Take a break, pamper yourself and enjoy the gastronomy surrounding by the cicadas. Chef Michel Hulin will…

L' Oustaloun
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We love the cosy look of this "little house" ("oustaloun" in Provencal) - a two-star hotel with a ground floor restaurant decorated with bric-a-brac, tucked under the ancient stone arches of a 16th-century abbey. Chef Jérôme Sauton's Provencal cuisine has a special fondness for the Alpilles…

Le Potager
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Imagine a luxury hotel resembling a Provencal village… From the forge to the fountain, mill and boules court, everything here is larger than life and bathed in the scents of sweet almond trees. Welcome to "Le Hameau des Baux"… recently crowned with a dining room - two in fact! The gastronomic…

Inspirations

Terroir

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