Magical Christmas markets open in the Aosta Valley
Christmas has well and truly arrived in the Aosta Valley. Opened at the end of November and running until January, the ‘Marché Vert Noël’ turns a little piece of the town – the Roman Theatre – into an alpine village.
With market stalls selling delicious local specialties, wines, handicrafts, traditional objects, gifts, Nordic inspirations… there are lots of affordable little luxuries to conjure up the convivial flavour of the festive season!
Every day, visitors can stroll through the ‘streets’ of the village, between 51 chalets, in search of a gift idea among the crafts on display: candles, handmade soaps, ceramics, wooden handicrafts, antique objects and furniture, clothing and accessories in boiled wool and felt, hemp, lace, Christmas decorations, typical food, wine, sweets and pastries from the region, articles featuring découpage or other decorative or craft techniques.
Visit the market and enjoy two nights in St Vincent with access to the St Vincent Spa, from €184 per person – more details are available here.
While over in Aosta’s main square, Piazza Chanoux, the region’s new hi-tech Christmas tree has been installed. Nine-metres high, a spiral staircase climbs up inside the tree, giving visitors the chance to admire the city’s main square from a different point of view.
In Saint-Rhémy-En-Bosses, a Christmas market has opened in the castle, until 6th January 2019. Hosting the first edition of the ‘Petit Marché de Noël’, it’s an event that highlights the art, skill and inspiration of local craftsmen and hobbyists.
In the exhibition area of the castle, in Saint-Rhémy-en-Bosses, traditional crafts and objects are presented as gift ideas for Christmas. Find out more here.