A children's Christmas in Vaison: kids can post their letters to Father Christmas in the little red letter box
Having our photo taken with Père Noël
What do you do on a beautifully sunny Sunday morning? Take a walk of course. We mostly drove I have to admit, but only in order to inspect three different Christmas festivities. Our surrounding villages of Sablet and Séguret were holding their "Fête de Noël", which in Sablet was a Christmas market held in a tent on the main square. They had "vin chaud" - mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and sold wine, foie gras and truffles (600 Euro per kilo - the typical somewhat inflated pre Christmas price, after New Years they become much cheaper...). We bought Christmas tombola tickets and drove on to Séguret. The cobblestone village had made a real effort - beautifully decorated this was a very Provençal Christmas fête. The old communal charcoal oven was back in service, you could stock up on oysters and sausages, delicious tartes and Provençal Fougasse breads, all very joyful!
Our last stop, Vaison la Romaine, had this year decided on a children's Christmas. A giant teddy bear on Place Montfort, little kids posting their letters to Father Christmas and the man himself who graciously agreed to have his photos taken even with some not so small kids.
Séguret: baking in the old communal oven
Where delicious Tartes and
Fougasses, the typical Provençal bread were baked
Care for some oysters?
The truffles had all but sold out
Christmas market in Sablet
Provence Christmas weather: and yes, it is supposed to stay this sunny until well
into the New Year!
Happy Holidays and a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year 2015 !