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Wine and Food Festival at 40 of Provence’s Vineyards this Summer

The 12th edition of Les Musicales dans les Vignes de Provence starts on June 1 with the first concert at Château la Gordonne in Pierrefeu. Festival organizers want you to enjoy music from around the world while sipping on local wines at one of 40 prestigious vineyards. Whether you are a music lover or a wine enthusiast, these evenings appeal to everyone. The music and wine festival runs from June 1 to September 28, 2024, at vineyards from Nice to Mont Ventoux.

Food and Wine Evenings

While the sun sets on the vines, you can sample some of the vineyard’s wine and nibble on gourmet food. The food and wine portion of the evening starts at 7 pm. After that, it’s time to find a seat and enjoy the music between 8:30 and 10 pm. The concerts all include wine tasting and range in price from 30€ to 50€. Make your reservations by emailing lesmusicales83@gmail.com or buying tickets at FNAC. There is also a festival pass, which is valid for three concerts. The music varies throughout the festival, including Cuban, gospel, jazz, classical and blues.

Festival History

The festival organizer, Marie-Jeanne Chauvin, launched the festival in 2013 in the Var with three concerts at three vineyards. Today, 40 wine estates from all over the region—Bandol to les Baux de Provence, Luberon to Mont Ventoux and Nice’s Bellet vineyards—are involved in the program. In 2023, over 20,000 spectators participated in these lovely evenings.

Provence Festival Vineyards

The following wine estates are participating in the program. Several wineries will host more than one evening through the summer months.

Vaucluse: Château de Sannes, Château Val Joanis (also has a Jardin Remarkable), Château La Sable, Domaine de Fontenille, and Château Saint Pierre de Méjans.

Stay in the Château Saint-Pierre de Mejans Farmhouse

Bouches du Rhône and Les Baux de Provence: Château Barbebelle, Château Gassier, Château Estoublon, Château du Seuil, Château Fonscolombe, Château de la Gaude, Domaine de la Brillane, Château Saint Hilaire, Château Bonisson, Château Virant, Château Beaupré, and Château Bas.

Vineyards of Les Baux de Provence

Var: Domaine de l’Anglade, Château Roubine, Château Sainte Roseline, Domaine Sainte Marie, Château Volterra, Domaine Torpez, Domaine Clos des Roses, Commanderie de Peyrassol (read about the modern art at this vineyard), Domaine Bertaud Belieu, Château d’Astros, Domaine des Feraud, Domaine la Font des Pères, Château de l’Aumérade, Château la Castille, Château Mauvanne, Château Saint Martin, Domaine de la Navicelle, Domaine du Bourrian, Domaine de Frégate, Château Tour Saint Honoré, and Château la Gordonne.

Nice: AOC Bellet vineyards, including Château de Bellet and Château Crémat.

Read about Nice’s Vineyards

For additional details, please consult the festival website.

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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).

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