Sault Lavender Festival @VaucluseDreamer
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Spend A lovely day at the Sault Lavender Festival

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: I do enjoy a good festival – whether it’s a big County Show in England or a small local food event in France such as The Honey Fair at Goult this year. With that in mind, the signs for the Fete de la Lavande at …

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French Riviera Summer Jazz Nice
Lifestyle: Art & CultureLiz LordWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

The French Riviera and All that Summer Jazz

French Riviera Jazz Tunes Summer on the French Riviera and in the Alpes-Maritimes (department #06) residents are really spoilt by the choice of low cost, or free, fabulous assaults on the eyes and ears. The Nice Jazz Festival 2018 with its 70th edition, promised a rich programme, which I am …

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July Events Provence
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

What’s on this month? July Events in Provence 2018

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Cicadas, Cherries et Chaleur! It’s full summer here in Provence. The cigales are singing (quite loudly I must say!) and the sunflowers and lavender are in full bloom. The ballet (or science?) of knowing when to open and close your shutters has been mastered for …

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Vaison Danses Vaison la Romaine
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Vaison Danses One of Many reasons to Visit Charming Vaison La Romaine

Dancing Under the Stars On a warm July evening, the setting sun kisses the Rhone Valley grapevines good-night as dancers perform in a 7000-seat Roman theatre. No, you are not dreaming. For 22 years, the Vaison Danses festival brings together international dancers to perform for audiences in the Vaucluse. This …

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June Events Provence
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

What’s on? June Events in Provence 2018

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: There are many events this month including the Fête de la Saint Eloi. Saint Eloi is the patron saint of metalworkers, blacksmiths, cart drivers and craftsmen of all kinds. He is a particularly favourite saint here in les Alpilles. The Fête is normally transferred to the end …

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Arles May Events Provence
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

What’s Going on in May Events in Provence 2018

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: On the 1st of May, make sure to visit the celebrations in Arles where the Fête des Gardians takes over the city. Worth a visit! You may even see the queen of les Arlesiennes. This is the month of public holidays in France. Make sure to be aware …

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Spring Produce April Events Provence
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in ProvenceWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

What’s On? April Events in Provence 2018

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: April Tendencies in Provence So I’m perhaps little nuts but at this time of year, I love to sit in the evening with a glass of wine, talk to my man and shell fresh peas. Those plump lovelies are so delicious it’s worth the …

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Visit Nice Carnival Cote d'Azur
Lifestyle: Art & CulturePhoebe ThomasWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Carnival and Other Reasons to Visit Nice Anytime

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: With the Easter holiday just finished this post is Phoebe’s reflection on two lively events that attract many tourists every year – the festive Carnival celebrations in Nice and Trinidad and Tobago. The parade floats are one of many reasons to visit Nice and the French …

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March Events Spring Foraging Provence
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

What’s On in Provence? March Events and Easter Weekend

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Spring is Upon us! Or, at least, it is here. 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 on April 26th. Urgh. For all …

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French Riviera Mimosa Trail Photos @girlgonegallic
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

February Events in Provence 2018

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Mimosa and Sea Urchins Despite it being February, the coast of France bordering on the Mediterranean becomes bright yellow during this time of year. Synonymous with the Mediterranean, I’ll never forget when I was in Italy during International Women’s Day. It’s the custom there to …

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