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.