Christmas on the Cours

It has been a busy and seasonal weekend. After my usual French Conversation Class in The a Theme, Aix,Richard met up to look at the Christmas markets.

The Santon stalls are fewer this year but the display mid Cours Mirabeau is beautiful.

Santon Stalls near the Rotunde



Traditional Provencal Santon Village


The really nice ones are so expensive you hesitate to start collecting but the finished scenes can look fabulous.

It was very cold so we fortified with mulled wine /vin chaud before looking at the little cabins which now fill the Cours.



Only lacking a good mince-pie









The cabins are very pretty but I will only share one and a view of the lights if you would enjoy more go to the Christmas page on Provencal Life


Christmas Shopping









Lights on the COURS with Traditional Merry go Round










We followed with a trip to the Cinema to see Harry Potter.

SATUDAY  we went to Rousset to get the results of last weekend’s PHOTOMARATHON….. there were two categories or themes per village. Richard won first prize for the first and I won second for BOTH!! What a result we now have 65 euros to spend in FNAC and had an interesting afternoon seeing the French interpretation of  the themes.

SUNDAY … We have been to the Christmas market in the village and bought a book written by our former Mayor (the current mayor’s father) on the village history since 1900. Should be  a real insight into our new home. This afternoon we join our American cousins for their THANKSGIVING celebration. Time to leave in fact so extra photos on the Provencal Page . Watch out for an update on  CHRISTMAS in Wales and our trip to NEW YORK.













One response to “Christmas on the Cours

  1. The Cours looks fab. Looking forward to seeing you in festive Witney soon…

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