Monthly Archives: December 2014

Hivernale 2014

Hivernale 2014

The last day of the year and the last day of the month are also the last day of La Garde’s HivernaleHiver is French for winter, and I assume the ‘nale’ is appended in the same manner as another, better know celebration – Carnival, without the trailing ‘e’. The Hivernale is the winter festival here, and for the record there no Printempsnale, Éténale, or Automnenale. For the holiday season, this year from November 30th until December 31st, the Place de la Republique, and all the nearby spaces in the town center, are populated with 101 little cabins, chalets, which if you’ve ever strolled between the booths at your town’s annual art and wine festival, then you’re familiar with the concept of the Hivernale. Continue Reading