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Joutes Provençales at Vieux Port in Cannes

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera:

Hosted at Vieux Port in Cannes, this summer families can enjoy free events that demonstrate the old tradition of provençale joutes.

Cannes : History of the Joutes Provençales

Joutes provençales originate from the Egyptian era; fishermen from the French Riviera originally set up a ladder on their boats and over time it has become a true festival with nautical combats and dives, practised in Provence.

…Continue reading here for more history and a video clip of the jousting boats of Cannes. This is a fun and definitely family-friendly summer festival. For the participants it is serious stuff. There are 16 official Joutes Provencal teams in the Var and Cote d’Azur who compete between June 18th and August 18th for the title.

  • Sunday 23 July 2017 
  • Friday 04 August 2017 
  • Friday 18 August 2017

Via:: Access Riviera

      

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Rebecca Whitlocke

Rebecca Whitlocke

New Zealand born and raised, Rebecca moved permanently to the French Riviera when she fell in love with an Englishman working on a super yacht.

With 10+ years background in the travel industry, she left the rat race and founded Access Riviera after realising there was a lack of travel information in English for expats and tourists.

Access Riviera is her blog providing general travel advice regarding sightseeing, transport and festivals focusing on families and persons with reduced mobility mixed in with a healthy dose of posts about 'la vie en France' as an expat.

When not writing for her blog and collaborating with companies such as FlipKey, Lonely Planet Kids and Wanderant, Rebecca consults globally in tourism and media. She enjoys stand up paddleboarding on the Riviera coastline, and searching for the best tarte aux citron in the region.

You can connect with Rebecca via her blog Access Riviera.

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