The Christmas holidays are approaching! Discover our selection of 100% local activities and gift ideas to please your loved ones and experience the magic of Christmas in the Saint-Marcellin Vercors Isère region, the ideal destination for unforgettable celebrations.
Follow the light trail to the Christmas markets held in many of our small villages, where the stalls are full of unique craft creations and local products. From enchanted carousels to Christmas carols, every corner of the market resonates with the joyous atmosphere of the holidays.
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Christmas of Lights
December 9 & 10
Immerse yourself in the illuminated magic of Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye, classified among the Most Beautiful Villages in France, ready to enchant its visitors during a festive weekend full of tradition. On the program: illuminations, lantern strolls, a Christmas market, concerts, a fireworks show, exhibitions and creative workshops for children...
Concerts, bike parades, nativity scene exhibitions, storytelling... At the heart of the winter season, Saint-Marcellin Vercors Isère is transformed into a magical scene where the magic of Christmas comes to life through captivating shows and concerts. The streets light up with sparkling lights as talented artists delight audiences with spellbinding performances.
In the joyous whirlwind of Christmas preparations in Saint-Marcellin Vercors Isère, the Tourist Office offers you a selection of gift ideas for the holidays! The boutiques of our artisans and producers are full of original or local ideas to please your loved ones.
Christmas is fast approaching, and with it, the desire to treat yourself to quality local products to delight your loved ones. Our food shops open their doors to welcome you and guide you in the choice of their exceptional products. For an even more gourmet experience, treat your loved ones to a good meal in one of our restaurants, a perfect opportunity to fully discover the charm of our territory.
Focus on Christmas chocolates
As the end-of-year holidays approach, the region's artisan chocolatiers are getting to work to offer you a wide range of gourmet products: from traditional logs to the most original pieces such as ravioles or Saint-Marcellin in chocolate.
Give a gift that resonates with the calm of Saint-Marcellin Vercors Isère, a bubble of relaxation in our spas to share as a couple, with friends or alone. Our wellness professionals offer gift vouchers for treatments and relaxation packages:
top 5 nature gifts
Our selection of original and local experiences to offer to your loved ones for the end-of-year holidays:
#1 – An unusual bivouac in a cave with Vertical Aventure
You are accompanied by an experienced guide, who tells you the history of the cave and its secrets. You dine by candlelight in a unique setting sculpted by erosion. Then, you slip into your sleeping bags, lulled by the silence of the cave. It's an unforgettable experience, which will allow you to discover the underground world from a new perspective.
#2 – A naturalist workshop with Paléop’terre
Trapper expedition, igloo construction, discovery of paleontology, geology and mineralogy, understanding of wild life... so many workshops to strengthen your connection to nature!
#3 – An electric scooter ride with 2 Roues Évasion
From the Vercors to the Chambaran, explore the territory at the controls of an electric all-terrain scooter. No need to be a seasoned sportsman, this new means of transport, clean and silent, is accessible to everyone aged 14 and over.
#4 – A sled dog outing with Évasion Polaire
In the shoes of Jack London or Leonard Sepala, board the sled in the company of the musher and his dogs in the heart of the wild nature of the Coulmes station for a total change of scenery and a unique experience.
#5 – A night in the trees at Cabanes de Fontfroide
Imagine... The rustling of leaves, the woody smell of oaks and beeches, the whistling of birds... You are there, perched in a cabin among the trees in the middle of the forest. The mini farm with ducks, goats, sheep and chickens will delight the whole family.