April in Provence
Ashley TinkerExploreWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Find out What is Happening: April Events in Provence 2017

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Punnets full of the best tasting strawberries you’ve ever imagined have arrived at the local veg shop. There are new leaves on the trees and yes, it’s my birthday month! The locals say that the season officially starts at Easter. To mark this, it …

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A New French Riviera Garden Festival
AixcentricFrench Decor & GardensInspire

A New French Riviera Garden Festival

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The ‘Festival des Jardins de la Cote d’Azur’ looks to be an interesting new venture. It runs every day from 1st April to 1st May in Nice, Cannes, Grasse, Antibes and Menton. There are two sections to this festival. The first will be 10 gardens specially …

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Salle Dufays Salon des Vins at Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Keith Van SickleTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

The Salon des Vins at Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Want to taste some of the world’s greatest wines for just 10 euro?  Then come to the Salon des Vins in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The 8th annual Salon takes place on on Saturday and Sunday, April 8 and 9, 2017.  It’s an opportunity to taste some fabulous wines in a relaxed setting. …

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Tourrettes-sur-Loup The City of Violets in Provence
Cheryl ShufflebothamExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Tourrettes-sur-Loup: Provence’s City of Violets

The thrill of discovering new villages with the expectation that the next one will be more charming than the last is why my early trips to France entailed a five-page list of villages in alphabetical order to see. The sight of this list would often make my husband’s face turn …

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InspireRebecca WhitlockeWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

4 Fabulous February Festivals on the French Riviera

#1 Nice Carnival, Nice 11 February – 25 February 2017 One of the world’s biggest carnivals, the 2017 theme for this annual event is ‘King of the Energy’. Fabulous flower battles, parades with floats and costumed actors and animations ensure a family-friendly event with plenty of entertainment. My top tips:  …

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AixcentricTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Wine Festival at Saint Maximin this Weekend

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: If you haven’t visited Saint-Maximin, this Sunday (29th January) is an excellent time to do so as it is the Fete de la Saint Vincent, when the local vignerons celebrate their patron saint. Sixty-five of them will gather to thank their saint for the last harvest …

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Cotignac Rose Festival #WinesofProvence @MirabeauWine
Maison Mirabeau WinesTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

The First Ever Cotignac Rosé Festival

About a year ago I slowly began talking to the Mayor’s office about hosting a bijou village event, celebrating rosé and the summer spirit that’s so unique in our beautiful village of Cotignac. The idea is certainly not totally original and a handful of other villages host similar fêtes, yet …

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Abrivado in Uzes Fete Votive @bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Summer’s in Full Swing in the South of France

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: Tourism in France is down from the norm some say. In Uzes and the villages in the south of France that I’ve visited recently, it’s hard to tell. There’s lots going on and plenty of people around to enjoy it all. Fete Votive in …

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Abrivado Bandido #ExploreProvence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerInspireProvencal History & Traditions

Must See in Provence: Abrivado-Bandido

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: This past weekend, in our small town, there were constant animations of live music, parades, and lots and lots of bull running to celebrate Bastille Day. While visiting Provence, you must see one of these abrivado-bandido events. Before the weekend tall steel barriers were …

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Dancing in Salon #SalondeProvence @PerfProvence
What's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Dancing, Music and Art in Provence

Generally, summer is a time of festivals and music all over France. It is best to check the local guides for details as there is plenty to see in the way of art and music in Provence. If you let Provence carry you away, you might find yourself Dancing in …

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