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Diary - June 2017

Les médiévales - Les Baux de Provencepuce The Estivales 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.
Until end of August
Marcel Pagnol hiking in 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 4 years with 50 000 spectators.
May 1st - June 18th
Sails of Antibespuve Sails of Antibes
These sublim cathedrals of sails, will satisfy fans of great show. 4 days of entertainment and festivities at the port and old town.
May 31st - June 4th
The Month of Gardens in Mentonpuve The Month of Gardens in Menton
The whole month long Menton celebrates its famous gardens. Visits will be commented by the gardeners, owners and guides. The opportunity to stroll through the exquisite gardens usually closed to visitors.
June 1st - 30th
Boulbon coat of armspuve The Bottles Procession at Boulbon
Every year 1st June, at 19h, all the men and boys in the village parade up to the St Marcellin's chapel, each one bringing his best bottles. The village priest solemnly blesses the botles and the men drink religiously...Then the parade returns to the village with light and joyous hearts.
June 1st
Book Festival in Nicepuve Book Festival in Nice
All the most beautiful writers of the year will make appointments for this weekend literary.
(Cours Soleya, Bd jean Jaures et la place du Palais de Justice).
June 2nd - 4th
Yeah ! Festival in Lourmarinpuve Festival Yeah ! in Lourmarin
A pop rock electro line up of quality, furious DJ sets including Laurent Garnier (the pope of French electo) Giant méchoui at the tennis club and also vinyl purse, game room, kid party, treasure hunt ... in short 3-dayof good music and happiness.
June 2nd - 4th
Rendez vous aux Jardins en Provencepuve Rendez vous in the garden :
Plants, arts and crafts, garden furniture for sale, local products, seeds, guided tours, musical interludes, conferences, and even creative workshops for children in the most beautifull garden of the region.
June 2nd - 4th
Aix Salon Côté Sudpuve Salon Côté Sud
in Aix en Provence

The very chic Rendez-Vous for Provence style house designer and decorator. Parc Jourdan.
June 2nd - 5th
Camargue festivalpuce 9° Camargue festival
in Port St Louis du Rhône 

To discover as close as possible the fauna, the flora and the birds of the Camargue in canoe, in carriage, on horseback, in boat, by bicycle, on foot, in hydrofoil. Children's entertainment, nature photography
June 2nd - 6th
Velleron Soapbox racepuce Soapbox race
The racers are in the spotlight with their strange gear... funny and friendly.
June 3rd - 4th
(France championship)
Mas des Escaravatiers concerts in Puget sur Argenpuve 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 : Fefe, Cocoon Deluxe, Paris Combo, Benjamin Biolay Jehro, Catherine Ringer, Christophe ... among others
June 3rd - August 19th
Picnic at the winemakerpuce Picnic at the winemaker
Great picnic at the independent winegrowers for the weekend of Pentecost. The principle is simple you bring your picnic and the winemaker takes care of the tasting of the wine and entertainment.
June 3rd - 5th
Fêtes d'Arlespuce 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 4th - July 2sd
Cross Over Festival in Nicepuce Cross Over Festival in Nice
where mix current electro music, hip hop, rock, rap : Gramatik, Etienne de Crecy, Adana Twins, Bon Entendeur, Paradis, Charlotte de Witte ... among others...
June 8th - 11th
Boun'estivalpuve Boun'estival in theVerdon
A joyful cultural festival with shows, street music, events for young people, circus workshops in the villages of Verdon area in Les Salles sur Verdon and in Bauduen
June 9 th - 11th
Marseille Dance Festivalpuce 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 15th - July 9th
Orange Choregiespuce Chorégies d'Orange
Each summer opera adorns the magnificent setting of the Roman Théâtre. On the program : "Rigoletto" and "Aida " from Verdi. The IX° Symphony from Beethoven, the baryton Bryn Terfel, and a recital from Florian Sempey... amon others
June 19th - August 5th

Night of the petit Saint Jeanpuce Nuit du Petit Saint Jean
in Valréas

brings 400 actors in medieval costume for a son and lumiere and procession from the Notre Dame church to the château of Simiane. This colourful parade has taken place every year since 1504
June 23th
Vaison danses puce Vaison Danses
in Vaison la Romaine

A dance that crosses multiple origins and styles, from contemporary to classic. Headlining the Compañia Nacional de Danza de España, the Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Thierry Malandain Ballet Biarritz, the Cirque Le Roux...
June 24th - July 29th
Tarasquepuce Fête de La Tarasque
in Tarascon

3 days of fete around the legendary monster the Tarasque : medieval spectacles in the château, Encierro (bull and horse racing), parades, folklore, decorated floatss, St Jean's fire, firework display... and of course the Tarasque and Tartarin parade.
June 25th - 27th
Escragnoles Donkey festivalpuce Donkey festival in Escragnoles
Sweet and gentle more than 60 donkeys of all breeds will be waiting for you in this small village, (+ 15 000 visitors last year), rides for children, events and local products. A nice fete.
June 25th
Monaco Sporting Summer Festivalpuce Monaco Sporting Summer Festival :
As every year, an outstanding programme : Deep Purple, Pretenders, Joss Stone, Véronique Sanson, Pink Martini, Christine and The Queens, George Benson, Zucchero, L.E.J, Kool & the Gang, ...among others
June 28th - August 20th
La Croix Valmer Anches Festivalpuce Anches Festival
in La Croix Valmer

This music festival lasting 3 days has become an international rendez-vous for some of the most prestigious international wind band.
June 30th - July 2sd
Transhumancepuce Fête de la transhumance
The shepherds parade with their flocks of sheep and goats accompagnied by traditional carts and of course the donkeys. Eveyone meets up for an apéritif, big farmers market with local products, succulent goats cheeses and all sorts of wool products.
Bargème : June 4th
Castellane : June 9th - 11th
Riez and St Etienne de Tinée : June 25th
Fishermen's fetepuce St Pierre fete, sea and fishermen's fete
Sea parades, boat blessing, parades in the port, singing, provençal boat jousting (joutes), sardinade, aioli, anchoiades ...
La Seyne and Cassis : June 24th-25th
Nice : June 25th
Antibes : June 30th - July 1st
Cannes : July 1st
Ste Maxime : June 29th
Petanque world championshippuce 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 2sd - 7th
Aix-en-Provence International Opera festivalpuce International Opera festival in Aix-en-Provence
The opera program : Don Giovanni from Mozart, Carmen from Bizet, The Rake's Progress from Stravinski, Eugène Onéguine from Tchaïkowski, Erismena from Cavalli, Pinocchio from Philippe Boesmans ... among others
July 3rd - 22th
Arles International Photography Rencontrespuce 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 3rd - September 24th
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 - 26th
Nuits Du Sud in Vencepuce The "Nuits Du Sud" in Vence
A breeze came across the South blowing on summer evenings on Vence with Olivia Ruiz, Peter Doherty, Noa, julian Perretta, Alpha Blondy, Keziah Jones, Tryo... the festival invites artists less known noted for their innovative music.
July 6th - 29th
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 : André Minvielle, Chris Potter Trio, Archie Shepp, Aldo Romano, Jacky Terrasson, Shabaka Hutchings, Naïssam Jalal...
July 6th - 10th
Six Fours Pointu Festivalpuce Pointu Festival at Six Fours
3rd edition for this new festival on the idyllic island of Gaou with a indie electro music on the Bonnegrace beach with Ryan Adams, Ride, Slowdive, Dinosaur Jr. among others ... and it is free.
July 8th - 9th
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 10th - 16th
Toulon Jazz festivalpuce Jazz in Toulon
Free open air concerts in a festive atmosphere. Jazz and good musicians : Trio Ponty Lagrene Eastwood, Richard Bona, Roy Hargrove, Olivier Ker Ourio, ... From blues to soul, through funk, rock and modern jazz, all facets of jazz will be present.
July 15th - 23th
Juan Jazz festivalpuce 57th Juan Jazz festival
A brilliant event for this legendary festival : Trio Ponty Lagrene Eastwood, Buddy Guy, Tom Jones, Tajmo, Wayne Shorter, Macy Gray, Gregory Porter, Hiromi Duo, Sting, Jamie Cullum ...among others.
July 15th - 23th
Tour de Francepuce The tour de France in Provence
The mythical climbs of Col de la Croix de Fer and the Col de Galibier accompanied by thousands of spectators. The 3 days in region PACA will pass by Serre Chevalier, Briançon, Embrun, Salon de Provence and Marseille en étape contre la montre.
July 19th - 21th
Nice Jazz Festivalpuce Nice Jazz Festival
Every night 3 concerts on 2 stages, a wonderful programme performed by the best musicians : Herbie Hancock, Trombone Shorty, Roberto Fonseca, Ibrahim Maalouf, Youn Sun Nah, Mary J. Blige, Cory Henry, Deluxe, IAM, ... among others.
July 17th - 21th


Bosch, Brueghel, Arcimboldo exhibition in Les Baux de Provencepuce Bosch, Brueghel, Arcimboldo in Les 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
March 4th - January 7th, 2018
Algérie France exhibition at the MuCEMpuce " Algérie - France " Mucem in Marseille
A rich collection of works and objects dedicated to the history of France and Algeria from the Ottoman period to 1962. The exibition is divided into 6 themes with a round table talk explanation for each.
April 10th - Juin 19th, 2017
Joseph Inguimberty' poetry in Marseillepuce Poésie de Joseph Inguimberty in Marseille
Nearly 80 paintings to discover this artist born in Marseille, who shared 20 years between Provence and Indochina. Two countries and the same poetic sensitivity of the landscape
May 6th - November 12th, 2017
Bonnard Vuillard exhibition in the Cannetpuce Bonnard/ Vuillard at the Cannet
Built by the Marcie-Rivière couple, this elegant collection consists of 25 paintings and 94 drawings by Bonnard and 24 paintings, 3 pastels and 2 drawings by Vuillard from the Musée d'Orsay.
May 13th - September 17th, 2017
Jean Planque's fabulous collection in Aix en Provencepuce Jean Planque Collection in Aix en Provence
Jean Planque's fabulous collection of 300 works from the impressionists to the major artists of the 20th century such as Cézanne, Monet, Van Gogh, Degas, Bonnard, Picasso, Braque, Léger, Staël and Dubuffet.
May 13th - February 18th, 2018
Raoul Dufy exhibition in Mentonpuce Raoul Dufy, les couleurs du bonheur in Menton :
The eyes of the collector on the work of Raoul Dufy. An American collector, fascinated by Jean Cocteau's protean work, Séverin Wunderman gathered also throughout his life an extraordinary collection of Dufy
May 20th - October 9th, 2017
Sisley l'impressionniste exhibition in Aix en Provencepuce "Sisley l'impressionniste" in Aix
Alfred Sisley utterly devoted himself to painting landscapes, and remained faithful to the movement's founding principles, which, like poems, prompt peaceful contemplation.
June 10th - October 15th, 2017
Consul'Art in Marseillepuce Consul'Art in Marseille
As the second most important diplomatic place in France with its 69 consular representations, Marseilles exposes the artistic works of the foreign countries represented in Marseilles, nearly 80 original works.
June 15th - July 22th, 2017

Luxury in Antiquity in Arlespuce Luxury in Antiquity in Arles
Don't miss this exhibition of the Treasure of Berthouville, (the only one in Europe) which brings together 128 objects of the highest value, meticulously restored by the researchers of Villa Getty.
July 1st - January 22th, 2018

Gallery of the Mediterranean in Mucem of Marseillepuce 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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