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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 on April 26th. Urgh. For all of you in colder climes, you’re almost there…

Here is my list of interesting goings-on in Provence this month.

What’s On? March in Provence

Les Baux: The latest show at Carrières de Lumières is now open to the public. This year the featured artist is Vincent Van Gogh. La Nuit Étoilée runs until January 5, 2020. The stone walls of the old quarry should be a perfect backdrop for the works that Van Gogh painted in the hills near St Remy and Les Baux de Provence. Here, are some visitor tips for Carrières de Lumières.

On the French Riviera: It might be hangover time! The annual parties in Nice (Carnaval) and Menton (Lemon Festival – Fête du Citron) have just wrapped up for this year.

Alpilles: If you missed the fun on the Côte d’Azur, the good news is that St Remy de Provence has its own version of Carnaval March 15th and 16th. Details here.

Aix-en-Provence: Before March 31st – Visit Traverser la lumière at the Musée Granet until the end of March featuring post-WWII paintings by a group of French painters including Roger Bissière and several others. Discover these pieces that were considered “non-figurative” rather than “abstract.” The works have been loaned to this travelling show by a number of private collectors.

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Ashley Tinker

Ashley was born and raised in Montréal, Canada. She has always been drawn to the history, way of life and beauty of Europe. Her feelings for Europe were reconfirmed while studying art in Florence, Italy. Ashley says that stone buildings, colourful shutters and terra cotta tile rooftops fill her dreams and now her days.

Ashley moved to Provence in 2014 with her partner Robin (he also shares her Francophile passions). They are in search of the French joie de vivre, which they find at every turn in the local markets and natural beauty of Provence. This couple are indulging in local olives and wine as the Provencal sunshine changes craggy rocks into things of beauty.

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