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Diary - October 2016

Les Luminessences in Avignonpuce The Luminessences in Avignon
Every evening at nightfall, a monumental show 3 D in the courtyard of the Palais des Papes tells the story of the Palais with a spectacular scenography at 360 degrees.
August 10th - October 2nd
Var Week Walkpuce Var Week Walk
Not less than 140 walks and free guided hikes are offered in 70 communes in the Var for 1 week.
September 24th - October 2nd
Saint Tropez regattapuce Les Voiles de St Tropez
An exceptional sailing event that brings together, like every year, over 300 of the most prestigious sailing tradition and ultra modern boats. Nearly 4,500 team members participate in the event.
September 24th - October 2nd
Marseille Fairpuce Marseille Fair
The largest fair in the south where you'll discover the trends in home and decoration but also food, fashion, wellness, video games. Workshop, cooking classes, crafts, relooking... .
September 23th - October 3rd
Lauris Marrow Festivalpuce Marrow Festival in Lauris
Big marrow market, displays, tasting, events… be sure to sample the excellent preserves and sauces and don't miss the marrow contests on Saturday evening.
October 2nd
Luberon Marathonpuce Marathon du Luberon
FromPertuis to La Tour d'Aigues
October 2nd
Less daunting, for the less fit : La Seyne : 10km Oct 9th, St Tropez : 8km and 16km Oct 23th, Marseille to Cassis : 20km Oct 30th. Then you'll be ready for the Nice to Cannes marathon on Nov 13th
Kino Porquerollespuce Kino Porquerolles 2016
A short films festival with shooting and editing made locally in Porquerolles in max 48 hours and everyone can participate. It promises a good atmosphere at the screening in public at night. Also: concerts, exhibitions and free workshops.
October 2nd - 9th
Roc Azur Fréjuspuce ROC D'AZUR from Fréjus
to Roquebrune

The cycling event of the year. Races and exhibitions. This essential event has become the biggest European bike show. 19 700 bibs last year and 150 000 visitors.
October 5th - 9th
Saint Tropez Porsche Paradisepuce Paradis Porsche
at Saint Tropez

Rallye on the marina and parade in town Sunday 2.30 pm, nearly 500 participants are awaiting. Just to verify that the legendary 911 remains the queen.
October 7th - 9th
Mouans Sartoux Book Festivalpuce Book Festival
at Mouans Sartoux

One of the main book festivals in southern France with no less than 300 guest authorsand 50 000 visitors.
October 7th - 9th
Seyne les Alpes Cattle fairpuce Cattle fair in Seyne les Alpes
This is the real thing! For those of you seeking to purchase horses, cattle, donkeys, mules, but also goats cheese, good ham, and other fine regional produce.
October 8th
Avignon Blues festivalpuce Avignon Blues festival
3 evenings bringing together brilliant musicians, singers and guitarists : Lucky  Peterson, Manu Lanvin & The Devil Blues, Paul Personne, Neal Black, Sweet Georgia Brown, Greg Zlap, Ahmed Mouici (ex Pow Wow) Dani, Brother Strut
October 13th - 15th
Nice International Exhibition of Contemporary Artcarre International Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Nice
3th edition of Art3f in Nice area with the works of more than one hundred artists and international galleries.
Palais des expositions Acropolis
October 14th - 16th
Soups Festival around Vaisoncarre Soups Festival around Vaison
This festival is a real get-together around the soup table involving 19 villages, for a very original and friendly contest! There are over 250 soups in all to be enjoyed during 15 evenings. A festive atmosphere is assured !
October 14th - November 26th
Toulon Book festivalpuce Book festival in Toulon
The Rendez vous of the season with the authors of the current literary panorama (nearly 300 writers) with a large thematic section devoted to the Mediterranean literatures. (Place d'Armes)
November 18th - 20th
Fiesta des Suds in Marseillepuce Fiesta des Suds in Marseille
This huge event has enabled audiences to discover festive and varied repertoires performed by gifted artists : Hubert Félix Thiéfaine, Louise Attack, Cassius, Jeane Added, Deluxe ... Fiesta children in pre opening and an epic final in white night until Sunday lunchtime.
October 19th - 22th
Nice Acoustic Guitar Festival puce Guitar festival in Nice
The 17th Guitar Festival brings together exceptional artists in their specialty : : Sanseverino, Cisco Herzhaft, Michael van Merwryk, Preston Reed, Vitaly Makukin, Liam et Ekaterina Khoreva.
October 20th - 22th
Ptits Cannes a Youpuce P'tits Cannes A You
Don't get bored during Toussaint Holidays: for children more than 10 different shows, films, workshops, clowns, stories, music ...
October 20th - 31st
Pilgrimage in Saintes Mariespuce Pilgrimage in Saintes Maries
The ritual of the descent and ascent of the chassis, the procession to the beach, in joy and gladness to the sound of bells, guitars and folklore Camargue
October 22th - 23th
Rencontres gourmandes in Vaisonpuce Rencontres Gourmandes in Vaison La Romaine
3 days devoted to glorious food... over 100 exhibitors display the gastronomic delights of Provence. A feast for the taste buds and for the eyes !
October 21st - 23rd
puceChestnut Festivals Chestnut Festivals
Les Mayons
: October 23th
Collobrières : October 16, 23th & 30th

Gonfaron : October 16th
Valdeblore : October 25th
Camps La Source : October 23th
La Garde Freinet : October 23th & 30th
Pignans : October 30th
Chocolate & sugar fair in Antibespuce Chocolate & sugar fair in Antibes
Lets's forget diet, this is a day for chocolate, desserts, pastries, cakes and other delicacies sublime.
November 5th - 6th
La Gaude Jazz Festivalpuce Jazz sous les Bigaradiers at La Gaude
10 days of concerts, 10 places and 100 talented musicians for a mix of jazz, from classical jazz to free jazz music and contemporary music.
November 10th - 22th
Gourmet exhibitionspuce Gourmet exhibitions
At Cagnes November 10th-14th
and at St Raphaël Nov. 25th-28th
At Mandelieu November 18th-20th
At Monaco November 25th-28th
Abrivado festival in Saintes Mariespuce Abrivado festival in Saintes Maries
with Camarguais festivities and big abrivados festival : bulls are released, controlled by horsemen and brought into the bull ring. Emotions are guaranteed to run high.
November 10th - 12th
Nice Manca Festivalpuce Festival Manca in Nice
International Contemporary Music Festival This Festival includes a broad repertoire of works, from recitals to orchestral concerts, with or without electronic with the players in contemporary music!
November 17th - 27th


Avignon Art Trailpuce Art Trail in Avignon :
The paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations, graphics of 30 artists in 30 places in Avignon. An artistic tour of the city, museums, galleries, cafes, restaurants ... including children workshops.
October 1st - 23th

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
International Biennial of ceramic in Vallaurispuce International Biennial of ceramic in Vallauris
A competition and a series of special exhibitions that highlight the richness and diversity of the current ceramic creation.
July 2nd - October 31st
Accessories art by craftsmen exhibition in Marseillepuce Accessories art by craftsmen in Marseille
Bags, shoes and hats are featured at the House of Handicrafts. Handmade, with a know-how inherited often ancient local traditions, they reflect the culture and lifestyle.
September 9th -November 5th

Bonnard exhibition: Entre Chiens & Chatspuce Between Dogs & Cats, Bonnard and animality in Le Cannet
A selection of 50 works by Pierre Bonnard demonstrating his love and affection for the animals.
July 2nd - November 6th
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
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