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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Follies
AixcentricLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Buy Tickets to ‘Follies’ – London Theatre Show Broadcast Direct to Aix

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: On Sunday, January 21, 2:30 at the Renaissance Hotel, there will be a broadcast of Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Follies’. The production had terrific reviews when it showed at London’s National Theatre. Here is a short video trailer of the show: “Setting the Stage”: It’s New York, 1971. There’s a …

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Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo troupe-acrobatique-de-shanghai-numero-dequilibristes
Lifestyle: Art & CultureRebecca WhitlockeWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Join the Circus! 42nd Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: The Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo is a yearly circus festival hosted under the Chapiteau (big top) at Espace Fontvieille in Monaco. This year, it will run from 18 to 28 January 2018. What To Expect The Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo is …

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Christmas Events French Riviera
Explore: Travel in ProvenceRebecca WhitlockeWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Christmas 2017: Festive events and activities on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: The Zone B school holidays over the Christmas period run from 22 December and finish 7 January so it’s a good time to use the fortnight’s break to partake in some festive activities. As well as the usual Christmas markets that pop up each year …

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Christmas Holiday Traditions December Santa Swim
Explore: Travel in ProvencePhoebe ThomasWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Christmas Holiday Traditions in Provence and the Cote d’Azur

Contributor blog post by PhoebeThomas: Christmas in Provence is full of traditions both ancient and new, religious and secular, making it a fascinating and fun time to visit this part of France.Provence is such a popular summertime destination that it might come as a surprise to find out that it’s …

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Transhumance Provence
Explore: Travel in ProvencePhoebe ThomasWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Transhumance in Provence and a Hill-Top Village

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: Every year in early autumn in the Alps animals that have spent the summer grazing in high pastures are brought down to the valleys for the winter.  This movement of livestock is called transhumance and in many villages it’s the perfect opportunity to get together and celebrate; a …

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Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in ProvenceWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

December Events in Provence 2017

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: December Events in Provence 2017 Snow in Provence! For once we might get a white Christmas! There are many Christmas markets this month in Provence. This is the time to binge on delicious nougat, foie gras, pink champagne and oysters. Yes, that is basically a …

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Sainte-Barbe Ble d’Esperance @Aixcentric
AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Sainte-Barbe it’s time to plant Blé d’Esperance in Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: If you’re in Provence, you will probably have already bought your little pack of seeds to plant today to mark the feast of Saint Barbara (Sainte-Barbe), and hopefully with some warmth and sunshine, they will be ready for Christmas. The local saying is: Quand le blé …

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