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Diary - May 2016

Comics Festival in Aix en Provence Meeting of the 9th Art in
Aix en Provence

12 exhibitions, + 50 guests, work shop and many events to celebrate comic strips.
April 1st - May 30th
Hyères International Festival of fashion and photographypuce International Festival of fashion and photography in Hyères
The world of fashion and photography festival welcomes designers who presented their first collection.
Exhibitions until May 22th

Le Schpountz - Allauchpuce Marcel Pagnol hiking in Allauch
Enjoy stepping Pagnol's work from the inside, during a walking tour of a full day of show. Very successfull last 3 years with 40 000 spectators.
April 30th - June 12th
The Medievales in the Chateau of Les Baux de Provencepuce The Medievales in the Chateau
at Baux de Provence

Knights fighting, firing catapult and medieval war engines... The crossbow will have no more secrets for you after your challenge: a target to reach 30 m for real.
Mid March to End August
Nice May festivalpuce The May festival in Nice
This festival is probably the oldest in Nice folklore. Every Sunday in the month of May, picnics, dancing and folklore performances brighten up the Cimiez gardens and amphitheatre.
Sundays of May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22th, 29th
Herdsmen's feast in Arlespuce Herdsmen's feast in Arles
The herdsmen parade alongside Arlesiennes every year on 1st May day of the herdsmen. The afternoon horse show and bull in the arena.
May 1st
Festival Cross Over Nicepuce Festival Cross Over in Nice
where mix current electro music, DJ set, Concerts, Beach Party, After in the clubs ... with The Shoes, Recondite, Nu, Robert Hood... entre autres
May 4th - 8th
Expo Rose in Grassepuce Exhib Rose in Grasse
Paying homage to the queen of flowers, the rose. Olfactory experience, competitions floral bouquets, crafts, culinary workshops...
May 5th - 8th
Camargue Festivalpuce Camargue Festival
at Port St Louis du Rhône 

To discover more about the flora, fauna and the Camargue birds with nature outings by canoe, carriage, horseback, boat, bike, on foot or even hydrofoil. Kids entertainment, exhibitions.
May 5th - 10th
Arles Festival of the Photograph of nakedpuce Arles 16th Festival of the Photograph of naked
A sensitivity vision of the body and nudity. 30 exhibitions and 12 training photo, night of the festival at the Carrières de Lumières on May 13th in Baux de Provence
May 5th -16th
Velleron Strawberry Festivalpuce Strawberry Festival at Velleron
A day in the scent of strawberries, you can compare and test all varieties as well as jams, syrups, juices, pies, candy, pastries ... folklore, music & antics fair.
May 8th
Cannes International Film Festivalpuce 69th Cannes Film Festival
The Festival this year will be chaired by Georges Miller (director of Mad Max).
20 films in the official selection including Ken Loach, Dardenne brothers, Almodovar, Jim Jarmush, Xavier Dolan, Nicole Garcia, Sean Penn...
May 11th -22nd
Salon SM'ARTpuce11th Salon SM'ART
in Aix en Provence

11th edition of the contemporary art fair, great appointment of Art which intersect with delight collectors, art enthusiasts, beginners and curious. Over 170 artists present their major work.
May 12th -16th
The Transhumance Fetespuce The Transhumance Fetes
The shepherds parade with their flocks of sheep and goats accompagnied by traditional carts and of course the donkeys. Throughout the day the big farmers market with local products.
At St Martin de Crau May 14th - 15th
At Remy-de-Provence May 16th
Bravades of Saint Tropezpuce 454th Bravades of St Tropez
"Bravade" means "bravery" This tradition has been celebrated since more than 450 years. It marks Tropezian folk's attachment to the past. This commemoration has both religious and military origins.
May 16th - 18th
Albertas gardenspuce Days of Rare Plants in Bouc Bel Air
In the superb 18th century Albertas gardens, surrounded by terraces, fountains and basins, you will discover sumptuous flowerbeds, fragrant pathways and the rare plants displayed by more than 120 exhibitors.
May 20th - 22th
Museums Nightpuce Museums Night
For this museum night, the most important museum invit you to discover these transformed places during one night only. 200 events awaits you in Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur area..
May 21th
Pierrefeu Gourmet walkspuce Gourmet walks at Pierrefeu
A 6km Gourmet walk in the vineyards, with a chefs menu to be savored, 24 wines to discover, 2 concerts and a very nice atmosphere.
May 21th -22th
Gypsy pilgrimage at Saintes Maries de la Merpuce Gypsy pilgrimage at Saintes Maries
24 & 25 May are the most important days of the year, the fete takes place in an popular and religious atmosphere with of course music and the sound of the gypsy guitars with flamenco and "arlésiennes".
May 24th - 25th
Saint Tropez Latin Sailspuce Latin Sails in Saint Tropez
will launch Mediterranean sailboats, regatta & exhibitions. Do you like boats ? you won't be disappointed : pointus, catalanes, felouques symbolising mediterranean marine culture, a true heritage.
May 26th -29th
Les Festives in Marseillepuce Les Festives in Marseille,
9 shows in 2 days proposed on the Cours Julien by this festival dedicated to women performing arts: dance, singing, world music, storytelling, street performance, rock music, French song and exhibitions.
May 27th - 28th
Grand Prix F1 - Monacopuce Monaco Grand Prix F1
Pending for this legendary race in the heart of Monaco ... who will be in pole position to tackle the 78s ? Only one thing is sure : There will be lots of Ferrari fans in the audience.
May 26th - 29th


Loubon, Grésy, Guigou exhibition at the Ziem museum in Martiguespuce Loubon, Grésy, Guigou or l'école de Marseille at Martigues
To discover the Provencal painting called "naturalist" where the landscape is the major element. Workshops for families with children from 5 to 10 years every Sunday. Ziem museum.
Until June 5th
Bonnard's collections "Les Collections" from Bonnard in Le Cannet
A selection of over 70 works by Pierre Bonnard, mostly of landscapes, they have some masterpieces including "Nu de profil" & "Baigneurs à la fin du jour "
Until June 8th
Lights and smoothness from Raphaël Ponson ehibition in Marseillepuce "Lights and smoothness" from Raphaël Ponson at Marseille
Nearly 80 paintings to discover this artist (1835-1904), known in painting as the inventor of the creeks of Marseille coast and his way of painting light on rocks, waves and sky.
March 30th - August 28th
Being sculptor today exhibition in Saint Paul de Vencepuce " Being sculptor today? "
in St Paul de Vence

Three great contemporary sculptors, the English Richard Deacon, the Chinese Sui Jianguo and the Dutch Henk Visch expose together to try to answer.
Until March 13th
Camoin exhibition in the Granet museum of Aix en Provencepuce Camoin in his own light in Aix
More than 60 works by Camoin and his friends Cézanne, Matisse, Manguin and Marque. Visitors discover the works of Camoin from his time with the Matisse group to his meeting with Cézanne, his Fauvist years, his stay in Morocco with Matisse with his contrasted, soft and shiny vision of the Mediterranean.
June 11th - October 2nd
Cocteau - Wunderman : The artist and the collector in Menton Cocteau - Wunderman : The artist and the collector in Menton :
The eyes of the collector on the work of Jean Cocteau. An American collector, fascinated by Jean Cocteau's protean work, Séverin Wunderman gathered throughout his life an extraordinary collection of the poet's works.
Until 2016 October 31st
Chagall exhibition in Baux de Provence Chagall, songes d’une nuit d’été in Baux de Provence
The monumental Carrieres de Lumieres host extraordinary multimedia shows which are unique : spectators are totally immersed in the image projected onto all the surfaces of the rock
2016, March 4th - 2017, January 8th
Gallery of the Mediterranean in the Marseille Mucempuce Gallery of the Mediterranean in Mucem at Marseille
Everyday objects mixed in with works of art, bearing witness to the practices and beliefs of the past and the present, from the Neolithic period to the contemporary works covering a 1,500 m2 floor area.
Permanent exhibition
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