Valbonne is a great area for markets in Cote d'Azur, South France. Valbonne is an old fortified hill-town located in the hills above Nice and Cannes (both of which are 20-25 mins drive). Valbonne holds a weekly market every Tuesday and Friday at the Place des Arcades, the beautiful central square. In addition, Valbonne also holds a number of specialist markets throughout the year.
The Nice Christmas market ("Le Village de Noel") is located in the central Jardin Albert 1er and incorporates an ice rink, a Ferris wheel and a lot of Christmas related food and drink. The market is themed around an alpine village and you will see the stalls located in 60 French mountain chalets and an alpine forest constructed from over 600 pine trees.
Christmas is a lovely time for visiting Aix-en-Provence - well actually it is lovely to visit Aix any time of year - but especially at Christmas because the Christmas market brings a real distinct atmosphere to this beautiful French city. The 2021 Aix-en-Provence Christmas market takes place from 21 November 2021 to 31 December 2021.
The city of Avignon is a joy to visit at any time of the year, but in the run up to Christmas it looks especially beautiful with the Christmas decorations lighting up the city. Avignon puts on an annual Christmas market in a distinctly Provencal style.
Menton, France, holds a wonderful Christmas market and festival each year in the central Bioves Gardens. The Christmas market takes place from 1 December 2021 to 6 January 2022. The Menton Christmas festival is open from 10.00am through to 19.00pm each day.