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Diary - July 2016

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
Mas des Escaravatiers Music Festival in Puget sur Argenspuce Le Mas des Escaravatiers
in Puget sur Argens

An idyllic place, a relaxed atmosphere, good music, brunch around the pool, DJ set and live music : Lou Doillon, Jain, Skip the Use, Les Tambours du Bronx, Yuri Buenaventura, Feu Chatterton, among others ...
June 3rd - August 6th
Arles Fair Les fêtes d'Arles
The whole town participates in the local traditions, a fusion of poetry and Camargue traditions : Satin race (camargue horse race), the Pegoulade, torchlit carmargue horse parade with coyboys and beautifully dressed arlésienne women Costume fete.
June 5th - July 7th
Dance festival in Marseillepuce Dance festival in Marseille
Due to dance, the Festival could rapidly bring a new innovative artistic trend. The Festival remains true to its original concept : an international festival of contemporary performance arts : dance, music, cinema.
June 24th to July 19th
Festival d'art lyrique d' Aix-en-Provencepuce International Opera festival in

The opera program :Cosi Fan Tutte from Mozart, Pelléas and Mélisande from Claude Debussy, Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno from Haendel, Œdipus Rex, Symphonie de Psaumes from Stravinski ... among others
June 30th to July 20th
Sporting Summer Festival in Monacopuce Monaco Sporting Summer Festival
As every year, an outstanding programme : Rod Stewart, Lana del Ray, Seal, The Corrs, Jamie Cullum, King Crimson, Scorpions, Tom Jones, Pink Martini, ... among others
July 2sd to August 20th
Petanque world championship in Marseillepuce Pétanque world championship in Marseille
The largest competition of balls in the world, with nearly 13,000 participants. A great sporting event and it is open to everyone, rewards for everyone !
July 3rd - 8th
Rencontres de la photographie d'Arlespuce International Photography Rencontres in Arles
The first event photography the world will gather thousands of professionals and amateurs and nearly 35 exhibitions, screenings, seminars, conferences, trainings …
July 4th - September 25th
Vaison danse festivalpuce Vaison Danses
in Vaison la Romaine

A dance that crosses multiple origins and styles, from contemporary to classic. Headlining the choreography of Alonzo King, Antonio Pérez and David Sanchez, Angelin Preljocaj, Benjamin Millepied.
July 4th - 29th
Avignon Festivalpuce Avignon Festival
This year the festival offers a facelift with many new talents and an innovative programming. Of course always some nice surprises to discover the side of the Off Festival, where over 300 performances are scheduled.
July 6th - 24th
Nuits Du Sud in Vencepuce Les "Nuits Du Sud" in Vence
A breeze came across the South blowing on summer evenings on Vence with Imany, Cris Crab, Cock Robin, Zaz, Massilia Sound System, Ibeyi, AaRON, Omara Portuondo & Diego El Cigala... the festival invites artists less known noted for their innovative music.
July 7th - 23th
Jazz in Porquerollespuce Jazz in Porquerolles
A good atmosphere and good music to be enjoyed without let or hindrance, in a magnificent island setting, with among others : Omar Sosa and Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Papanosh, Avishai Cohen, Archie Shepp, Aldo Romano, Hamilton de Holanda trio ...
July 8th - 12th
Orange Choregiespuce Chorégies d'Orange
Each summer opera adorns the magnificent setting of the Roman Théâtre. On the program : "Madama Butterfly" from Puccini and "La Traviata" from Verdi. Bernstein and Gershwin with extract from West Side Story, Rhapsody in Blue ... among others.
July 9th - August 6th

Rendez vous du Kiosque in Marseillepuce Les Rendez vous du Kiosque in Marseille
A free music festival in the iconic "music kiosque", a clever and eclectic programming : bals, confirmed talents, brillant discoveries, energic DJs... well the party is at the Rendez-Vous
June 7th, 12th, 26th + July 10th & 24th
Les Suds in Arlespuce Les Suds in Arles
A panorama of all kinds of musics from the South, with nearly 50 concerts : from reggae to rai, from flamenco to jazz, and electro to tango ... and proceedings are spiced up with dedications-apéritifs, meals in the local community, courses in dance, music and song.
July 11th - 17th
Horses festival in Saintes Maries de la Merpuce Horses festival in Saintes Maries de la Mer
For 6 days the horse is king and is celebrated in appropriate style to the sound of flamencos and camargue traditions : Abrivado, corrida, pegoulado, novillada... and horse show.
July 13th - 18th
Fireworks Festival in Cannespuce Fireworks Festival in Cannes
Leading firework specialists in the world come together and do their very best to enchant 200,000 spectators with their bombs, candles and comets combining sound and light.
July 14th,21th, 29th
August 7th, 15th, 24th

Jazz in Juanpuce 56ème Juan Jazz festival
A brilliant event for this legendary festival : Didier Lockwood, Earth Wind & Fire, Buddy Guy, Gregory Porter, Hugh Coltman, Diana Krall, Marcus Miller, Selah Sue, Eddy Mitchell Big Band, Robin McKelle, Paolo Conte ... among others.
July 14th - 24th

Tour de Francepuce Le Tour de France in Provence
The mythical ascent of Mont Ventoux for the French national day of July 14, accompanied by hundreds of thousands of spectators along the 184 km that will pass through Tarascon, St Rémy, Cavaillon, Gordes, Mazan and Bedoin.
July 14th

Cuban Festivalpuce Le Festival Cubain
in La Seyne sur Mer

Friendly and festive atmosphere with photo exhibition, Cuban cuisine, salsa dance workshops, training course percussion and Cuban music with 8 concerts..
July 15th - 24th
Toiles du Sud in Cotignacpuce Les Toiles du Sud in Cotignac
celebrating their 10th anniversary this year with 10 open air movie nights on a giant screen at the foot of the rock in the village with cult Films, animation, documentary, fiction, VO and VF
July 15th - August 15th
Medieval music festival in Le Thoronetpuce Medieval music festival in Thoronet
In the magnificent setting of the famous Cistercian Abbey and its exceptional acoustics : 15th century songs, medieval music and Gregorian chant, the source of the great musical creations of the Middle Age.
July 14th - 29th
Jazz in Toulonpuce Jazz in Toulon
Free open air concerts in a festive atmosphere. Jazz and good musicians : with Didier Lockwood, Mike Stern, Bill Evans Band, Robin McKelle... From blues to soul, through funk, rock and modern jazz, all facets of jazz will be present.
July 16th - 24th
Nice Jazz Festival
puce Nice Jazz Festival

Every night 3 concerts on 2 stages, a wonderful programme performed by the best musicians : Melody Gardot, Avishai Cohen, George Clinton, Hyphen Hyphen, Snarky Puppy, Robert Plant & Sensational Space Shifters, Ibrahim Maalouf, Massive Attack, Brigitte, Youssou N’Dour ... among others.
July 16th - 20th
Escales du Cargopuce Les Escales du Cargo
in Arles

Open air Festival with renowned artists : : Louise Attaque, TRYO, Black M, Ludovico Einaudi
July 19th - 24th
Concerts in the Cloister in Nicepuce Concerts in the Cloister in Nice
The greatest solists teachers of the International Summer Academy of Nice in the beautiful cloister of the Monastery of Cimiez open to the public for this unique opportunity.
July 19th - August 13th
Jazz from the 5 continentspuce Jazz from the 5 continents in Marseille
9 nights for 5 continents where talented musicians are expected :Ibrahim Maalouf, Didier Lockwood, Snarky Puppy, Jamie Cullum, Seal, St Germain, Jan Garbarek ... among others
July 20th - 29th
Citadel Nights in Sisteronpuce Nuits de la Citadelle
in Sisteron

Music, dance and theatre have been forming a trilogy that is becoming increasingly popular thanks to the magical surroundings and the quality of the performers
July 20th - August 13th
Piano Festival in La Roque d'Antheronpuce Piano Festival in
La Roque d'Antheron

Early 100 concerts take place in a variety of magical settings. The best international artists will be there: N. Angelich, Y. Avdeeva, Renaud Capuçon, B. Berezovsky, N. Lugansky, A. Queffelec, G.Sokolov, Barbara Hendricks... among others.
July 22th - August 18th
Martigues Festivalpuce Martigues Festival
Dance, music and voice of the world, Martigues festival offers a program of choice in world music and contemporary music.
July 24th - 31th
Flamencas Nights of Chateauvallonpuce 11° Flamencas Nights of Chateauvallon in Ollioules
Three festive flamenco evenings concocted by Juan Carmona with exceptional musicians and dancers : Eva Yerbabuena, José Antonio Jurado, Isabel Rodriguez, Jose Maya, Juana la del Pipa
July 28th - 30th
Menton Music festivalpuce Menton Music Festival
A wonderful programme of classical music performed in front of the church of St Michel with Patrizia Ciofi, Edgar Moreau, The King’s Singers, Boris Berezovsky, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Khatia Buniatishvili, Renaud Capuçon ... among others
July 29th - August 14th
Ramatuelle Festivalpuce Ramatuelle Festival
proposes once again a beautiful line-up : Patrick Chesnais, Michel Bouquet, Pierre Arditi et Daniel Russo. F.X Demaison, Stéphane Guillon, Christelle Chollet . Thomas Dutronc and Barbara Hendricks.
August 1st - 11th
Ramatuelle Jazz Festivalpuce Ramatuelle Jazz Festival
5 open air pure jazz nights with Stanley Clarke, Kyle Eastwood, China Moses, Emile Parisienand the 17 musiciens of The Amazing Keystone Big Band .
Théatre de Verdure
August 16th - 20th
Theatre in Situ in Carqueirannepuce Théâtre in Situ in Carqueiranne
Theater lovers, here's a festival 100% theater in an idyllic open air theater surrounded by nature on a hill overlooking the Golden Islands (Free shuttles from downtown)
August 1st - 12th
Electronic beaches in Cannespuce Electronic beaches in Cannes
Large ephemeral dance floor, feet in the sand or in the sea. This year 3 scenes and an exceptional line-up DJ SNAKE, Nina Kraviz, BIRDY NAM NAM, Carl Craig, Tchami, Apollonia, Worakls .....
August 4th - 6th
Lavender Corso in Valreaspuce Lavender Corso in Valréas
Parade richly decorated accompanied by marching bands, cheerleaders and a spray of lavender perfumes the whole city.
August 4th - 8th
Lavender Corso in Dignepuce Lavender Corso in Digne
Procession of decorated floats, lively activity in the sweet-smelling streets, dancing, folklore... it's the end of the harvest and it's time to celebrate.
August 5th - 9th
Jasmin festival in Grassepuce Jasmin festival in Grasse
Flower parade, battle of flowers, election of Miss Jasmine, Provencal mass, street performers, provençal Aioli in the purest tradition of Provence.
August 5th - 7th
Floating market in l'Isle sur Sorguepuce Floating market in Isle sur Sorgue
Every 1st Sunday of August, come and do your shopping on the old market on the river Sorgue. You will find olives, oil, tapenade and good products from Provence.
August 7th
Mexican and latino festival in Barcelonnettepuce Mexican latino festival in

Parades, concerts, processions of mariachis and their dancing girls, dancing lessons and plenty of other activities which will transport Barcelonnette to the colourful countries which are part of Barcelonette's history.
August 11th - 15th
Antiques fair in l'Isle sur la Sorguepuce Antiques fair in Isle sur Sorgue
This great gathering of antique dealers welcome more than 220 exhibitors. A really wide profusion of pieces of period furniture, ranging from the most beautiful pieces of antique furniture to the most kitsch thingummies.
August 12th - 15th


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
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
Festival Apart in the Baux de Provencepuce Festival Apart in Les Baux de Provence
7th edition of this festival of contemporary art with the works of thirty artists and contemporary choreographers on 20 selected locations (free)
July 17th - August 27th
Picasso exhibition in MuCEMpuce "Picasso un génie sans piédestal" - Mucem in Marseille
270 works of the master placed in perspective according to the favorite themes of Picasso : his roots, his encounters, popular traditions, everyday items ...
April 27th - August 29th
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
Turner exhibition in Aix en Provencepuce "Turner et la couleur" in Aix
Nearly 120 master's masterpieces gathered : watercolors, gouaches and oil paintings from prestigious museum and unpublished works from private collections.
May 4th - September 18th
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.
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