A Christmas in Provence

A Christmas in Provence

The Hôtel De Cambis invites you to discover all the charm of Provençal Christmas traditions. For the end-of-year celebrations, Avignon is adorned with its finest festive attire and offers numerous activities for all tastes and all ages. Here’s a quick preview of what you can expect this Christmas period…


Modernity and tradition

For Christmas, Avignon cultivates its ancestral traditions while simultaneously adapting to contemporary preferences. Thus, there awaits you on the superb Place des Corps-Saints a magnificent Provençal nativity scene representing scenes from pastoral life and its ancient professions. A Santonniers market will allow you to create your own nativity scene. The City of Popes is also hosting two absolutely magical light parades, which will wander through the streets of the city on December 9th and 16th. As for new attractions, an enchanted forest will grow on the famous Place de l’Horloge, where Father Christmas will set up his grotto.


Christmas market and fireworks

To fill your Santa sack, head to the Place Saint-Jean-le-Vieux for the Christmas market, where you’ll find a friendly ambiance and great gift ideas. In the Place des Corps-Saints, children will marvel at the little farm and have a wonderful time riding the carousel. So that you don’t miss any of the city's illuminations and decorations, take the little train that runs within the city walls, enabling you to enjoy all the Christmas magic with ease. Finally, a large firework display will take place on the evening of December 23rd over the emblematic Pont Saint-Bénézet. Whether seen from the banks of the Rhône or from the Jardin des Doms, it’s a thrilling way to celebrate the advent of Christmas!


Located in the heart of Avignon, within the city walls, the Hôtel De Cambis invites you to experience a Provençal Christmas. Nativity scenes, santon figurines, parades, markets, decorations and illuminations… The City of Popes is the ideal destination for an authentic and convivial Christmas.


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Hotel de Cambisa 4 star boutique hotel nestled in the heart of the Avignon ramparts