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Luna Park Avignon
City - Avignon
Après une très longue attente, et un accord avec la municipalité,  nous vous annonçons l'ouverture du Luna Park d'Avignon au p...

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44e Salon Sucre et chocolat
City - Antibes
L'Union des Artisans Pâtissiers Chocolatiers Glaciers des Alpes Maritimes organise le 44e salon du sucre et chocolat au Palais des Congrès de Jua...

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International Fair in Nice
City - Nice
Palais des Congrès Nice Acropolis

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Christmas
City - Montauroux
Fête à la Médiathèque from 2 pm to 6 pm

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Grande Soiree Moules-Frites
City - Blausasc
Salle Ch. Lefresne  à 20h00 Samedi 19 novembre  

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Christmas Market - Sunday, November 13, 2016
City - Alleins
Christmas market Sunday, November 13, 2016 In Bastidon - Alleins from 10:00 to 18:00

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Easter Extravaganza 2016
City - Arles
We're going to Arles, to the holiday on the occasion of the Easter Extravaganza! The venue is the famous arenas. Colourful folk processions throughout the city, fr...

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Ice skating rink in the open air
City - Monte-Carlo
The arrival of winter means not only the coming of severe frosts, snow mountains and the gray weather, but also the opportunity to have fun playing snowballs, sledging...

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Christmas market of La Celle

Every year the city of La Celle invites its fans of exciting Christmas adventures to dip in a fairy tale where there is magic, laughter, fun and joy.

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The magic of Christmas in Menton
City - Menton
Every year the city of Menton invites its fans of exciting Christmas adventures to dip in a fairy tale where there is magic, laughter, fun and joy.  

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Fair - Notre Provence Group

The fair is  an event that is held temporarily in the traditionally defined places for the purpose to display and sell the products of one or many species. Even in the Middle Ages the fairs were held in well-defined and well-protected places (usually in the castles or monasteries), in the places of trade routes during the festive holidays. The right to organize and to conduct seasonal sales in the market was given by the king, count, or another high-ranking official, and it was regulated by the City or the Market Rules.

The main impetus to the development of fair activity falls on the XII century when the trading markets in France, England, the Roman Empire began to be promoted. The first popular fair in Western Europe was located in Saint-Denis near Paris in 629 (founded by the King Dagobert), and it was called Foire de Saint Denis. Already in 710 there were gathering over 700 merchants, and in the XI century the fame into fashion as an essential attribute of any area, since it was possible not only to buy the necessary goods there, but also to communicate with the merchants from different regions and learn the latest news.

Closer to our time the fairs started to be held together with the exhibitions, and as a result, the fair is now presented as a temporary event which is located in the same place in order to attract a larger number of representatives of the wholesale trade, show the samples of the products, and consumers cheerfully ready to buy them.

It is with the arrival of warm spring the fairs popular in Provence begin their work - the central squares are  filled with noise and bright colours, and sellers set small shelves near each other placing interesting products. Thus, in small towns it is often possible to get to the fair where there are absolutely different things, ranging from food, drinks, books, and to the hand-made items, or clothing. So that the visitors are not bored the dance entertainments, music, contests are also organized.

Christmas fairs in Provence are very popular, and that is why every year at the end of December, they gather thousands of fans of entertainment and pleasant experiences. Craftsmen and artists, cooks and sellers, actors and dancers - all provide the guests with its products and services, so it is simply impossible to stay away from such an exciting holiday. The very preparation for Christmas in France starts in the late November - early December, and the required attributes to create a festive atmosphere are put on the shelves. The festive trade goes around Provence, but particularly interesting for tourists is to visit the gift fair in Mouans-Sartoux. On the Place Massena the skate-rink is equipped, sell the famous 13 Christmas desserts. The Place de l'Horloge in the city of Avignon is also popular. There every winter on the Christmas Eve one can hear the music and a lot of offers of vendors to buy the items made by their hands, to look at the large selection of wines, textiles, clay pots, souvenirs, and really feel the spirit of Christmas.
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