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Lifestyle: Art & CultureLiz LordWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

A Round-up of Holiday Festivities on the French Riviera

French Riviera in December The Mediterranean coastline is more than just a summer adventure playground. December is a very festive season on the Côte D’Azur. Welcome to the South of France – all year round!  Yes, there is the sparkling blue Med – but don’t be shy – you can …

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December Markets Festivals Provence
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

What’s On December Markets and Festivals in Provence

By Ashley Tinker: During December in Provence, the local bakeries and gourmet grocery stores are filled with delicious specialties and the winding streets of hilltop towns come alive again (after quiet November) for the Christmas markets. The gift of food is king here. I have to say I cannot be more …

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nimagine What's On November Provence
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

What’s On? November Events in Provence 2018

By Ashley Tinker: November in Provence. Bring on the chestnuts! Have you ever had crème de marrons (chestnut cream)? It’s like a gourmet version of Nutella. How about chestnut honey? Now that’s different! Are you in the holiday spirit yet? The massive amounts of high-quality chocolate boxes at the supermarkets are …

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School Holidays French Riviera
Lifestyle: Art & CultureRebecca WhitlockeWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

School Holidays: 8 Fun Things for Kids on the French Riviera

By Access Riviera October school holidays run from today until Sunday 4 November on the Côte d’Azur and it’s a time to sample some of the autumn activities in the region. There are lots of school holiday options for kids that aren’t attending the centre de loisirs/centre aérés or booked …

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

What’s On October Events in Provence 2018

By Ashley Tinker: October in Provence The grapes have been picked and now the nets have been placed at the bottom of the olive trees ready for this year’s harvest. The bright green traditional Alpilles olives vertes cassées have appeared in the markets and every store. Even olives are seasonal …

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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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