The most exciting time of the year for children is of course Christmas and Cotignac does not miss out on providing heaps of entertainment for them (and for us adults too!) at the annual Marché de Noël. This year we had a bit of a washout as the weather was dull and drizzly on the 16th of December, but most people came out in the morning and had lunch indoors. There were two concerts (one at the church and another at La Falaise) but the fireworks had to be cancelled. If you missed it this year, not to worry next year should be even better! We wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas from Provence Living in Cotignac. xx
It’s most wonderful time of the year and Cotignac’s got lots of inspiration for those of you shopping for presents. Tuesday is market day so it’s a good time to check that out and browse the shops at the same time. Or join us for our Christmas market on Sunday, the 17th of December. There is a contest for “prettiest shop window” going on too so all the merchants have put a little extra effort into decorating. The village lighting this year is also impressive with a giant tree covered in decorations and sparkling lights at the bottom of the Cours, across from Mirabeau Wine.
Wishing you a very happy holiday season!
It’s the most wonderful time of year, or so the song goes, but the build-up to Christmas in Cotignac is indeed quite special! All the local merchants do their best at decorating their shop fronts and just before the big day there is always an annual Marché de Noël on a Sunday where all the locals and even many people from other villages come to enjoy the free entertainment (music, museums, mulled wine, local delicacies, etc) and this year was exceptional with our warm sun that decided to make dining on the terrace of the Cours Gambetta a real pleasure. We helped ourselves to some soup made by the international association Club 28, at the bottom of the Cours. For just 2 euros we had hot, scrumptious pumpkin soup and/or split pea with lardons (it really was good) home made by one of the association members. Then we bought a bottle of Mirabeau wine and drank it in the sunshine with treats like fresh apple beignets from a nearby stand. Continue reading Cotignac at Christmas time
This year Cotignac and Lorgues will hold their Christmas festivities on the same day, but that doesnt mean you can’t visit them both and have it all! Cotignac’s Christmas market is really great so come here first, grab a bigh to eat, then head to Lorgues’ market in the afternoon. Continue reading Christmas Market, Lorgues