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.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

What do you see at a Provence Winter Market?

The Markets of Provence go on throughout the year .... come rain, hail, snow or Mistral!  Each day, Stallholders make their way very early each morning even in the depths of winter when daylight doesn't appear until after 8am, to towns and villages all over Provence, their vans filled, ready for the day's business.

We hear lots about the Summer Markets in Provence ... but what happens in the Winter - after Christmas?  Yes, for a short time the Christmas Markets get a lot of attention, and then of course the specialty markets such as Truffles. But what about the plain old regular Market that we have all come to love.  Let's take a look at the seasonal changes from Summer to Winter.

Of course the Marche Provencal is much more than just a food market.  They are an outlet for local artisans to bring their crafts.

From head to toe ....

  Brightly colored Espadrils are replaced by stylish boots.  Above the knee, fur lined and sassy ankle boots.

 The French Scarf definitely has it's place foremost in winter fashion

Skiing anyone?

Lots of hats


clothes for days .......


Lots of Scarves ....



chestnuts .....

Vanilla Beans from Madagascar

Focus on fish - it's seafood season

Pumpkins and leeks

Having a wild time with mushrooms ....

..... and truffles ... hide your wallet!
                                Truffle ommlettes anyone?

Farm fresh eggs - and of course little animals for adoption .... see you at the market!

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