Séte Saint Louis Festival Water Jousting Grand Canal
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of France

August in Sète for the Saint Louis Festival and Water Jousting

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: Saint Louis Festival It’s always so much fun: beach time, parties and the Sète water jousting competitions. I’m in the States with family. Why now? After a few years in France, it’s hot and too many tourists in Uzés! Yet … there is water jousting in …

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Sablet Summer Festivals Vaucluse
Explore: Travel in ProvenceOur House in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Sablet Summer Festivals A Reason to Visit the Vaucluse

By Michel: For those of you who don’t know, Sablet is a small village (population 1264) located at the base of the jagged Dentelles de Montmirail west of Mont Ventoux in the Vaucluse region of Provence, France. The village sits on a hill bordering the rich alluvial plain of the …

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Summer Music Festivals Riviera Coted'Azur
Lifestyle: Art & CulturePhoebe ThomasWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Top 8 Summer Music Festivals on the French Riviera

By Phoebe Thomas: Summer Music Festivals The Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) is famous the world over for its hedonistic lifestyle, beautiful coast and dramatic landscape, glamorous cities and a fabulous climate. So what better place than this to enjoy magical outdoor summer music festivals? And we have them in abundance …

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Summer Avignon Off Festival
Guest PostLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Summer Fun in Avignon at the OFF Festival

This article by Lucie Pierron was originally published on the French Quarter Magazine. Avignon’s OFF Festival The unofficial festival, known as the “OFF,” takes place all over the city and in the surrounding villages in July annually. The streets of Avignon during the festival are in full swing. One cannot …

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Summer Festivals Events Provence Cote d'Azur
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Summer Festivals and Events in Provence 2019

What’s On? During the summer in Provence and the Côte d’Azur, daytime temperatures range from warm to hot. So, you don’t need an excuse to laze by the pool. At this time of year, the lavender is in bloom and the sunflowers put on a spectacular floral show. From music …

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French Riviera Summer Jazz Nice
Lifestyle: Art & CultureLiz LordWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

The French Riviera and All that Summer Jazz

French Riviera Jazz Tunes Summer on the French Riviera and in the Alpes-Maritimes (department #06) residents are really spoilt by the choice of low cost, or free, fabulous assaults on the eyes and ears. The Nice Jazz Festival 2018 with its 70th edition, promised a rich programme, which I am …

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Vaison Danses Vaison la Romaine
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Vaison Danses One of Many reasons to Visit Charming Vaison La Romaine

Dancing Under the Stars On a warm July evening, the setting sun kisses the Rhone Valley grapevines good-night as dancers perform in a 7000-seat Roman theatre. No, you are not dreaming. For 22 years, the Vaison Danses festival brings together international dancers to perform for audiences in the Vaucluse. This …

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Sablet in the Vaucluse
Books on ProvenceLifestyle: Art & CultureOur House in Provence

Journée du Livre a Book Lovers Paradise in Sablet

Contributor blog post by Michel: Beyond the wines which are classified Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Sablet for the red, white and rosé wines produced by the Sablet vignerons, Sablet is probably best known for its “Journée du Livre”. You ask what is the “Journée du Livre”? It is a book festival that …

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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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Lavender displays #Lavender #ExploreProvence @VaucluseDreamer
Julie WhitmarshLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

The Apt Lavender Festival Lavender Everywhere

By Vaucluse Dreamer: For the last week, Apt has been turning purple. Over the last couple of weeks, more and more displays like this lavender-themed one have been appearing in Apt. Not only have the fields around the town been scenting the air with Lavender, but purple bunting has appeared, …

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