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Diary - August 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
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

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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Comics Festival in Sollies Villepuce Comics Festival in Sollies
Lost of famous artists will be here : Baru, Batem, Frank, Jose-Luis Munuera, Michel Plessix ... among others, with exhibitions and free internship BD for youth 10 to 20 years ... Any takers..
August 26th - 128th
Harvest ban in Avignonpuce Harvest ban in Avignon
A feast in a friendly and unique heritage, all around the Palais des Papes in Doms gardens where lovers of Rhone wines will taste the grapes crushed and the Cuvée des Compagnons.
August 27th
Chikoulades of Lambesc Les Chikoulades at Lambesc
The great harvest festival of the Aix winemakers began with fanfare at 10.30 am with the harvest ban, producers market, children's workshops, competitions barrels wheelers, with music, jazz concerts, shows ...
August 28th
Cannes Yachting Festivalpuce Cannes Yachting Festival
Bringing together all those involved in sailing from all over the world, focusing on innovation and luxury, the Cannes event definitively positions itself as the most prestigious floating trade show in Europe.
September 6th - 11th
Rice Feria in Arlespuce Rice Feria in Arles
A major appointment of the year with bullfights, and horse show novilladas in the arenas but also abrivado, bull run, bandido, parades and concerts
September 10th - 11th
Festival of sacred art in Antibespuce Festival of sacred art in Antibes
The exceptional acoustic qualities of the cathedral of Antibes located in the heart of the old town, make it an ideal concert hall for works from the sacred music repertoire.
September 16th - 25th
Heritage dayspuce Heritage days
A unique chance to visit monuments which are normally closed to the public : more than 14,000 monuments across France.
September 17th - 18th


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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