Even though snow is rare in the South of France, we do have many Christmas markets around to get you in the festive spirit. This article will give you an overview of the best ones around, organised by wine estates, castles and an occasional village. Many talented producers, crafters, and artisans propose the most delicious and creative products to end up wrapped under your Christmas tree.
26.11.22 from 10h00 to 17h00
1 Rue du Château
The Fabre family has had a passion for wine for over 14 generations. This year, they organised the 10th edition of their Christmas market at one of their wine estates: Château de Luc in Luc-sur-Orbieu. You will find more than 35 stalls where you can buy beautiful gifts, enlivened by music and animations. British chef Sim from Maison Goodman and seafood from the Bistro Mobile take care of the food.
Château des Fontaines
27.11.22 from 10h00 to 18h00
2 Avenue de la Distillerie
This is the first year the Château des Fontaines has organised a marché de Noël, with no less than 40 stalls and a visit from Santa Claus. Workshops, make-up and a bouncy castle will entertain the children.
03.12.22 – 04.12.22 from 10h00 to 18h00
Come and enjoy precious moments with the Latham family from Château Saint-Estève. Their wine estate will breathe Christmas magic with over 60 passionate and creative exhibitors. You can do your Christmas shopping in a fairytale setting, including artisans, dream creators, local produce, and food from around the globe. Madame Claus will take the children under her wing for a creative workshop, or they can listen to an enchanting Christmas tale.
Château Grand Moulin
10.12.22 – 11.12.22
6 Avenue Maréchal Gallieni
The wine estate of Château Grand Moulin opens its doors for its 16th Marché de Noël with creative workshops for the little ones, stalls with local products, crafts and art, and wine tastings.
Abbaye de Saint-Polycarpe
10.12.22 – 11.12.22 from 10h00 to 18h00
Abbaye de Saint-Polycarpe
This year, the prestigious setting of the Abbaye de Saint-Polycarpe transforms into a magical Christmas wonderland for the 5th edition of the Salon des Créateurs de Noël. This crafts fair will give you many original ideas for your Christmas gifts.
26.11.22 – 27.11.22 from 10h00 to 18h00
Abbaye de Valmagne
The Cracker Fair has been held since 2007 and is known as one of the best Christmas markets in the region. The festively decorated Abbaye de Valmagne hosts about 220 stands with high-quality international and local artists and artisans. You can also have your picture taken with Santa Claus, listen to Christmas carols, or have a bite at one of the food trucks. The entrance fee is 5 euros, and it’s free for children under 12 years old.
Château Saint-Pierre de Serjac
04.12.22 from 11h00 to 18h00
D30 entre Pouzolles et Magalas
The magnificent Château Saint-Pierre de Serjac is tucked away in the scenic Languedoc countryside. What a magical place to host the yearly Christmas market! There will be around fifty local artisans, and the castle crew will also offer sweet and salty street food.
Caveau de Nissan-lez-Ensérune
10.12.22 from 10h00 to 17h00
Esplanade de la Cave
Avenue de la Gare
When a cooperative wine cellar organises a Christmas market, you can be sure to drink good wine. The Caveau de Nissan-lez-Ensérune has it all covered, from a wine bar and mulled wine to 40 stands with local and creative products and Achille and his barbaric organ. There is also a bouncy castle, drawing competition, and wooden games for the kids.
Château Les Carrasses
10.12.22 from 11h00 to 18h00
Route de Capestang (D37)
Château Les Carrasses in Quarante yearly organises a wonderful Christmas market with the elegant 19th-century wine Domaine as the backdrop. Even some of the self-catering residences and the magnificent conservatory transform into local artisan shops, selling unique products. You will also find several street food stalls to satisfy your taste buds.
Domaine le Météore
9 Route d’Aigues Vives
The wine estate of Domaine du Météore is located in such a special place, namely a crater formed by a meteorite ten thousand years ago. This year, they have organised their first Christmas market in this stunning location.
10.12.22 from 10h00 to 23h00
11.12.22 from 10h00 to 19h00
The Château and Village of Castigno organises an atmospheric Marché de Noël in the streets of picturesque Assignan. Besides many food and creative stands, you can also take a trip in a horse carriage, go on the merry-go-round, or visit the wine cave. On Saturday, the market closes late at 23h00.
Domaine la Sarabande
17.12.22 from 14h00 to 19h00
136, Route de Lentheric
Although the Christmas market of Domaine la Sarabande is small, it has a warm and enchanting ambience. Of course, there will be lots of wine tastings at this winery in Faugères. But there will also be gin, port, sloe gin and bubbles to celebrate the festive season. Along with plenty to eat and drink, you will find about 10 other stall holders with all kinds of original gift ideas.