Montélimar Christmas Market (Drome, ARA) runs from 13 – 23 December 2019. Most of us zoom past on the Autoroute south to Provence, but it could provide a welcome break in the journey, Head for the Place des Halles,
Montélimar, the capital of nougat and gateway to Provence, celebrates Christmas with a Christmas village and market in the St Martin quarter – with tourist train, Christmas lights, Christmas carols – and stalls to entice you with tastings of soup, tartiflette (a warming alpine dish of cheese, potatoes and bacon), French toasts or eggy bread (pains perdus), oysters, local wines from the Coteaux du Tricastin, roast chestnuts, mulled wine and, of course, nougat…
For more info on Montélimar Christmas Market see www.montelimar-tourisme.com
In Montelimar stay at the B&B Le Repaire which offers a garden, sun terrace and a living area with a fireplace.
By Train TGV to Montelimar with Rail Europe