Summer Jazz French Riviera
InspireMary Kay SealesWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Summer, Jazz on the French Riviera: How Can You Lose?

Even if you’re not a jazz aficionado, you’ll enjoy these smokin’ hot outdoor music festivals on the Côte d’Azur this summer. Build your trip around one, or all three! Nice Jazz Festival 2019 July 16 – 20 It’s another one of those impossibly, beautiful warm summer nights in Nice. The …

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Les Rencontres Economiques d'Aix en Provence 2019
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Leading Discussion Rencontres Economiques d’Aix-en-Provence

A visit to beautiful Aix-en-Provence – the city of art and water – should be on every visitor’s agenda. Founded by the Romans, this city has a remarkable history in the region. Only traces remain of this once crucial Roman settlement remain, but if you know where to look, there …

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Summer Festivals Events Provence Cote d'Azur
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Summer Festivals and Events in Provence 2019

What’s On? During the summer in Provence and the Côte d’Azur, daytime temperatures range from warm to hot. So, you don’t need an excuse to laze by the pool. At this time of year, the lavender is in bloom and the sunflowers put on a spectacular floral show. From music …

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Cannes Film Festival Nikki Beach POP UP during Cannes Film Festival 2019
InspireTasha PowellWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

At the Cannes Film Festival the Stars Align at Nikki Beach

Lunch the Movies On the day of the special red carpet screening of Dolar Y Gloria by Pedro Almodóvar at the Grand Théâtre Lumière (Palais du Festival) at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, I headed to one of my favorite beachside spots, Nikki Beach. This restaurant is a regular pop-up …

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Spring Events in Provence
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Spring Events in Provence Discover What’s On 2019

Spring Events in Provence Spring in Provence is absolutely lovely. As is the case with most of the year, the sun shines brightly, but expect the odd rain storm. Moisture in this period is critical for the grapes, olives, and almonds to start their growing cycles. In March and April, …

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Carrières de Lumières Paris Van Gogh 1
InspireKeith Van SickleWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Carrières de Lumières now in Paris and Provence

Carrières de Lumières Art Shows One of the most popular visitor sites in Provence is the Carrières de Lumières (Quarries of Light). It draws over half a million visitors annually. Located in the massive and interconnected rooms of an abandoned quarry next to Les Baux-de-Provence, it’s a magical sound and …

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March Events Provence 2019
Ashley TinkerInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

What’s On March Events in Provence 2019

Spring is Upon us! Or, at least, it is here. The almonds are blooming and it’s about 20 degrees in the sun. I remember growing up in Montréal when you could smell the spring mud and ice thawing, there would always be one last snow generally right before my birthday …

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French Formula 1 Grand Prix
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French Formula 1 Grand Prix – Dates for 2019

By Aixcentric: The French Formula 1 Grand Prix will be taking place at the Paul Ricard circuit again this summer, 20-23rd June 2019, the second event of a five-year contract bringing the sport back to Provence. Of course, it is a memorable occasion with the world’s top F1 teams, the …

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January Events Provence
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Discover January Events in Provence – What’s On

Sea Urchins, Truffles, and Long Walks The villages of Provence become quiet after the holidays. People tend to stay in, stoke their living room fires, and leave a pot au feu (stew) on the stove for many hours. There are fewer festivals that celebrate one particular type of local produce …

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French Riviera Winter Festivals Ferris Wheel
InspireLiz LordWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

French Riviera Winter Festivals and More

Wishing you the happiest 2019! Hoping that readers have had a restful festive season – locking out the realities of the world for a few days. French Riviera Winter Festivals The ferris wheel in Nice might soon be “taking a rest” but the French Riviera never sleeps. Your waistbands may be …

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