Valbonne is a popular location for markets in Cote d'Azur. Valbonne is an old fortified hill-town located in the hills above Nice and Cannes (both of which are 20-25 mins drive). Valbonne holds a weekly market every Tuesday and Friday at the Place des Arcades, the beautiful central square. In addition, Valbonne also holds a number of specialist markets throughout the year, including a popular Christmas market:
Valbonne Brocante market
This traditional French flea market is held at the Place des Arcades in Valbonne on the first Sunday of every month. This is a great place to pick up some antique pieces for decorating your home, as well as finding some bizare and wonderful artefacts. Valbonne has historically been an important centre for ceramics, stoneware and pottery and there are always plenty of heritage pieces for sale
Market potters exhibition
Every September Valbonne stages a large pottery exhibition in the Galley Loumani. The exhibition showcases the work of some Thirty local potters and the display range from ceramics, to porcelain, stoneware, earthenware and raku. The potters also provide live demonstrations of wood turning, stone carving, and glazing.
Valbonne Antique market France
Valbonne is host to a large antique market in the town every year at the end of August. Collectors and professional sellers come from across the South of France to display and purchase pieces. The Valbonne antique market is one of the largest French Antiques fairs in the Cote d'Azur, with only L'Isle sur Sorgue, Avignon and Aix-en-Provence rivalling it for the number of sallholders and visitors. The Valbonne antique market is very popular with visitors, so you are best advised to arrive early to secure a parking spot, as well as to grad a bargain.
Valbonne Christmas Market
In the run up to Christmas, Valbonne holds a large Christmas market in the Place des Arcades. This beautiful square is transformed into an Alpine scene complete with over one hundred stalls run by local producers, artists and artisans. Valbonne's Christmas market features a range of food products from cheese, to tapenades, foie gras and honey. You will also find a good range of local crafts for holiday season gifts and whilst the children will enjoy the carousels and fireworks, magic shows and a small petting zoo.
The 2017 Valbonne Christmas market France will be taking place from 18 to 20 December 2017 on the Place Méjane to Garbejaïre and from 21 to 24 December in various streets around Valbonne's historic centre.
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