Christmas in Les Baux-de-Provence

18 December to 2 January

The village of Les Baux-de-Provence invites you to celebrate together Christmas and its local traditions.

Christmas sheepfold and flock procession

Children will rediscover the Christmas sheepfold, as every year, located in a nativity scene setting at the church place.

At 11.00 am and 3.00 pm, the shepherd will lead his flock through the village with his friend the drummer.

From 18 December until 2 January from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm (except 25 Dec. and 1 Jan.)

Workshop: create a peace tree with Wendy Higbee Corando

Playful workshops full of poetry, during which you will discover the art of Japanese papers.

The 18, 19, 22, 25, 26 and 29 December at 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm

Barrel Organ

Francis plays traditional songs on his Barrel Organ. He will entertain kids and adults with his music and magic tricks.

From 19 December to 2 January (except 24, 25 Dec. and 1 Jan.)

Plant-based candle making workshop

Make your own plant-based candle with the scent of your choice.

The 20 December at 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm

Christmas decoration workshop

Make your own Christmas decorations in self-hardening clay.

From 21 to 23 décembre at 1.h45 pm, 3.00 pm and 4.15 pm

Create a Christmas wall mobile

With the help of ceramist Clémentine Savarit, make a wall mobile in hardening clay.

From 21 to 24 December from 10.00 am to noon

Workshop : Create your own Christmas clay figurine

Create your own Christmas clay figurine, a santon, with the help of a santonnière, a professional crafter.

From 27 to 30 December at 2.00 pm, 2.45 pm and 3.30 pm

Workshop : create a full nativity scene with clay figurines

With family or friends, create a full nativity scene made of clay figurines.

From 28 to 31 December from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

Aubade Ceremony

The Master Shepherd will lead his flock through the village accompanied by drummers. An ‘aubade’ (short concert) is given by tambourine players, while local women and girls dance the farandole in traditional costume.

The 24 December from 2.30 am to 4.30 pm.

Midnight mass

For more than 4 centuries, the midnight mass is celebrated in Saint-Vincent church according to an immuable rite. During the mass, amongst other things, locals animate a living nativity scene.

The 24 December at 11.30 pm

Christmas at the Château des Baux de Provence

During the school holidays at the end of the year, the Château des Baux-de-Provence offers visitors the chance to celebrate a Provencal Christmas. On the programme, traditions and legends within the Château immersed in the magical atmosphere of winter.

From 18 December to 2 January

Practical information

Tourist Office
13520 Les Baux-de-Provence

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Prepare your visit

Whether you’re a fan of history and heritage, the arts or nature, you’ll certainly find what you’re looking for in the wide range of activities on offer in Les Baux-de-Provence and its surrounding area. Below is some practical information on making the most of your stay in Les Baux-de-Provence. Your trip starts here.

Discover Les Baux

Visit Les Baux-de-Provence at any time of year and discover the changing palette of light and colours of the Alpilles landscape. At Les Baux-de-Provence you can explore history dating back thousands of years, age-old traditions and the Provençal way of life with its tastes and flavours. Enjoy your visit!

Tourist Office

Maison du Roy, Rue Porte Mage,
13520 Les Baux-de-Provence
Tel +33 (0)4 90 54 34 39

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Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10.00 am to 5.30 pm
Closed: 25 December and 1 January