Our Vacation Rental Homes in Sablet, Provence

Sablet Village, Vaucluse, Provence, France
Maison des Pelerins and La Baume des Pelerins, or "les Pelerins" as we affectionately refer to our dream come true, of owning our own homes in Provence, are located in the heart of the Vaucluse. We thoroughly enjoy hearing from our guests to "les Pelerins" that they feel they are spending time in their own home in Provence. To be a part of village life, Sablet is the perfect place. "Les Pelerins" dates back to the time when the Popes administered the Catholic Church from Avignon, with a Papal Vice-Legat having a residence right here in Sablet. Our neighbor's home was the Vice-Legat's residence. Ours was one of the buildings that housed visitors and pilgrims and was connected to it, as we can see from the internal portals, and the front door of Maison des Pelerins. Hence the name - Pelerins is French for pilgrims. I hope this Blog will help you get to know Provence and live your Provencal Dream.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

À vos marques... Prêts ? ... SHOPPING!

I'm ready ...

... Otherwise known as "Ready? ... Set? ...  SHOP!"

On January 9th, the Winter SOLDES (Sales) begin in Provence!  Time for everyone to get out and SHOP!

They're coming ....
Sales in France are regulated by the State and happen twice a year ... once in the Winter, just after New Year (just in case you have any money left after Christmas, that is burning a hole in your wallet), and again in the Summer.  They will last for six weeks and you can find lots and lots of bargains.  Yes, there are great bargains and the shops are packed, but it's all good fun - just make sure you bring lots of money and big suitcases if you are planning to be in France during "Les SOLDES". 

Ready ... Set ... SHOP!
Jammed Parking Lots and crowded Stores all add to the atmosphere of the Sales
Just in case you missed it from the ground ... this Store making sure you know the SOLDES are on!
Someone having a Sale? 
Speaking with a friend in Sablet last week, she told me that she and a friend were getting together and would be at the Centre Commercial in North Avignon (le Pontet) bright and early on Wednesday morning - planning to SHOP the day away!

This year the Winter SOLDES begin on January 9th and end on February 12th. The Summer SOLDES begin stretch from June 29th to July 30th.

Shop till you drop!  Shopping is such hard work!
The pictures are a few images of stores and this year's advertising - there's going to be lot's of shopping fun. 

"Rien ne vaut une bonne virée shopping pour se remonter le moral !"  "There's nothing like a good SHOP to cheer yourself up!"

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