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Provence August Events 2018 Find Out What’s On

This is the month where just about the whole of Northern France descends onto the beaches of the Côte d’Azur. On the radio, they announce “black weekends” which signify lots of Parisians heading south causing a rather lot of traffic. Everyone is finally on vacation. Don’t expect to see a dentist or a lawyer this month. No point trying to get an appointment of any kind. Everyone else being on vacation forces you to relax. Drink rosé, swim in the sea, visit local markets and take long, lazy naps.

This is August in Provence.

…Continue reading here for Ashley’s comprehensive list of music events, festivals, culinary temptation, and of course a few places to have a cold apéro.

Provence Music Lovers:

Until August 18th, the Festival International de Piano –  in La Roque-d’Anthéron
This large international piano festival runs for the 38th year in the Parc du Château de Florans in La Roque-d’Anthéron as well as surrounding towns in the Luberon and beyond.

Artisans, Markets and More:

August 11-15: Don’t miss this huge antique festival in Isle sur Sorgue. It’s the 105th time for the Foire Internationale Art, Antiquités & Brocante with hundreds of vendors and plenty of home decor temptation.

Look for posters for local pottery markets – marchés potier – throughout the month or take a look at the Terres de Provence website. This is your chance to see the work of many ceramic artists in one location. The association was created in 1986 and has over 100 members.  Here is a video (in French) that explains a bit more about the group.


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Ashley Tinker

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.

You can see all of Ashley's blog posts on Curious Provence.

Take a look at Ashley's beautiful fine art photography on her Photographer in Provence website.

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