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Diary - June 2016

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

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
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
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
Boulbon Coat of Arms 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
The Month of Gardens in Menton 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.
From June 1st to 30th
ntibes Boat showpuce 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.
June 1st - 5th
Festival Yeah ! à Lourmarinpuce Festival Yeah ! in Lourmarin
A pop rock electro line up of quality, furious DJ sets, including a "happy family" by Laurent Garnier (the pope of French electo) at the tennis club, Moustic (from Groland tv show) on the square bars and also vinyl purse, game room, kid party, treasure hunt ... in short 3-dayof good music and happiness.
June 3rd - 5th
Rendez vous in the gardenpuce 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 3rd - 5th
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
Book Festival in Nicepuce Book Festival in Nice
All the most beautiful writers of the year will make appointments for this weekend literary.
(Cours Soleya, Bd jean Jaures and place du Palais de Justice).
June 3rd - 5th
Aix Salon Cote Sudpuce Salon Côté Sud
in Aix en Provence

The very chic Rendez-Vous for Provence style house designer and decorator. Parc Jourdan.
June 3rd - 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
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
Boun'estivalpuce The Boun'estival in the Verdon
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 10th - 11th
Pointu Festival à Six Fourspuce Pointu Festival at Six Fours
2nd edition for this new festival with a hip hop reggae-dub beach party on the Bonnegrace beach with Hollie Cook, JoeyStarr and Nathy (NTM). On the idyllic island of Gaou, electro music with Etienne de Crecy and Dinosaur Jr. among others ... and it is free.
June 19th & 21th
Nuit du 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
Nuit de la Saint Jean Fête de la Saint Jean
We celebrate the arrival of summer just about everywhere in Provence. The fete is always accompanied by concerts, parades and often bull runing in the ancient arena, bull taunting and of course dancing and traditional markets...
June 23rd - 25th
The Tarasquepuce The Tarasque fete at Tarascon
5 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 23rd - 27th
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
Anches Festival in La Croix Valmerpuce 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 24rd - 26th
Donkey festival in Escragnoles 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 26th
Transhumance Fêtes 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 5th
Castellane : June 10th-12th
Riez and St Etienne de Tinée : June 19th
Fête des pecheurspuce 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 : June 18th - 19th
Cassis : June 23th - 26th
Antibes : July 1st - 3rd
Nice et Cannes : June 25th
Ste Maxime : June 29th
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
Mondial de Pétanquepuce Pétanque world champion ship 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
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
Les Nuits Du Sud à 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 à 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
Chorégies d'Orangepuce 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

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
Nice Jazz Festivalpuce 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


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
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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