Belle Provence Travels

A South of France Blog

Greetings dear readers and friends. Christmas is just around the corner and we’ve been enjoying all of the holiday decorations in the local towns and villages. Today I wanted to share with you a lovely walk we had through the village of Le Castellet during a “bloggers’ weekend” organized by hotel Mas du Brulat.

Along with myself, there were three other bloggers from around Provence – From Toulon with Love, Provence Living, and Provence Encore, Provence Toujours. We were treated like royalty by Su and her amazing staff. And for a group of busy ladies at the height of Christmas season, we couldn’t have been happier, or more thankful. More on our great retreat a bit later…

After lunch, we headed out for Le Castellet to visit their Christmas market and stroll through the village’s picturesque streets and alleyways. And as much as we are frequent visitors (I love this village!), it was wonderful to discover a few new shops and vendors I’d never seen before.

A new favorite, tucked away in a corner on the upper-end of the village, is a boutique that specializes in dried flower arrangements – Rosa Trésor. The decoration on the front of the shop really caught our attention, as did the homemade ornaments.  I was able to pick up a heart made of twigs which was tied with a white ribbon (sounds a bit funny, but the photo below does it more justice) as a gift and one for myself to add to our tree at home.

All in all, they did a wonderful job decorating Le Castellet for the holiday season and we were all transported to old-world Provence.

Wishing you a très Joyeux Noël and Merveilleuse Année 2019!

7 thoughts on “Christmas in Le Castellet

  1. I enjoyed your lovely photos, as always. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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    1. Tuula says:

      I hope you had a lovely Christmas Keith, thank you very much for your kind comments & best wishes for the New Year! Tuula


  2. Patty says:

    Your blog continues to delight me. I look forward to your 2019 photos and articles. Merci beaucoup. Joyeux Noel et bonne année.

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    1. Tuula says:

      Hello Patty, I hope you had a great Christmas. I so appreciate your comments & enthusiasm for the blog! Thinking of you & best wishes for 2019! Tuula 😊


  3. Iliana says:

    Hello Tuula,

    I agree with the comments, left by fellow readers. I appreciate your lovely blog, wonderful pictures, and excellent writing style. Thank you for sharing…

    Merry Christmas; a very joyous holiday season, and wishing everyone health, happiness, peace and prosperity for 2019!

    Iliana (Minnesota, U.S.A.)

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    1. Tuula says:

      Hello Iliana,
      Your comment really made my day, thank you so much for your kind words! I’m very happy you like the blog & it’s very motivating to have your feedback. I hope you had a nice Christmas & best wishes for 2019! Salut from France to Minnesota 😊, Tuula


  4. Aw this is my favorite village, it’s especially awesome in winter! My favorite shop has to be the one that sells candles, I buy one every Christmas. This shop is so popular that they opened a second one in the village recently 🙂

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