Valbonne Christmas Market

The 2014 Christmas market in the village of Valbonne took place from December 20 through 24. Taking advantage of the fact that our year-end vacation had just started, we took the bus from Cannes to what used to be our village and strolled through the streets, admiring the many different items being sold. After I took a photograph of some really cute baby stuff from La Poule Qui Rit ("the laughing chicken") the lady behind the table gave us a business card and asked that we let her know when the photo was online. We've done that, but we can do even more: we invite you to have a look at this Valbonne company by visiting their Facebook page (in French only). After having enjoyed a delicious coffee and a piece of lemon cake, we took the bus back home. We love Cannes, but when it comes to the Christmas market, we prefer Valbonne.

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The 'Place des Arcades'... ...accommodates the bulk of the market.

The Place des Arcades...

...accommodates the bulk of the market.


Red 'carpets' lead visitors... ...from stand to stand.

Red 'carpets' lead visitors...

...from stand to stand.


Even though many different types of items are being sold... ...the emphasis is definitely on food!

Even though many different types of items are being sold...

...the emphasis is definitely on food!


Different types of honey... ...and different types of ham and sausages.

Different types of honey...

...and different types of ham and sausages.


Stuff for kids More stuff for kids

Stuff for kids

More stuff for kids


Heatable huggables Jams and jellies

Heatable huggables

Jams and jellies


Cheese, anyone? Adorable kid stuff from 'La Poule Qui Rit'

Cheese, anyone?

Adorable kid stuff from La Poule Qui Rit


Santa There's got to be a story behind this...

Santa

There's got to be a story behind this...


A bewildering variety of teas Mostly cheese, but not only!

A bewildering variety of teas

Mostly cheese, but not only!


Basket maker André Leotardi I couldn't have said it better myself!

Basket maker André Leotardi

I couldn't have said it better myself!


Something for the ladies... ...and something a bit more Christmas-like.

Something for the ladies...

...and something a bit more Christmas-like.


Pillows 'n' stuff For those who like Nutella crêpes...

Pillows 'n' stuff

For those who like Nutella crêpes...


Bunnies Jewelry

Bunnies

Jewelry


All kinds of sweet stuff Some more food

All kinds of sweet stuff

Some more food


Candied fruit Scarves

Candied fruit

Scarves


Leather goods Some sweets for the road

Leather goods

Some sweets for the road




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