As much as I love our beautiful village here at Malaucène, Christmas usually calls for a shopping trip to a bigger town and Carpentras has to be one of the prettiest towns around to visit during the festive season. The town comes alive in December with a busy programme of Christmas events throughout the month, including theatre, fireworks, performances, poetry, parades, skating and singing. At Christmas Carpentras is also the place to find truffles and is renowned for it’s truffle market, which takes place every Friday morning during the winter.
But at this time of year what I most love about Carpentras are the Christmas lights after dark, strung across the romantic, winding streets inside the medieval city walls as you explore pretty little shops and alleyways looking for the perfect Christmas gift. Carpentras is a 25 minute drive from your base at Le Maupas.
Wishing you all a Bon Noël and we look forward to your visit in 2014.