Diary - May 2017
| International Festival of fashion and photography in Hyères
The world of fashion and photography festival welcomes designers who presented their first collection.
Exhibitions until May 28th
| Meeting of the 9th Art in
Aix en Provence
10 exhibitions, + 50 guests, work shop and many events to celebrate comic strips.
April 7th - May 31th
| 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
| Feast of herdsmen in Arles
The herdsmen parade alongside Arlesiennes every year on 1 May Day of the herdsmen. The afternoon horse show and bull in the arena.
| The May festival in Nice
This festival is probably the oldest in Nice folklore. Every Sunday in the month of May, picnics, dancing and folklore performances brighten up the Cimiez gardens and amphitheatre.
Sundays of May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22th, 29th
| Festival of the Photograph of naked in Arles
A sensitivity vision of the body and nudity.30 exhibitions and 10 training photo, night of the festival at the à l'Hotel Jules César with a projection of more 400 photos
May 5th - 14th
| 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
| Soapbox race
The racers are in the spotlight with their strange gear... funny and friendly.
April 9th Velleron
May 6th Pierrefeu du Var
May 21th Eyragues
June 3rd - 4th Cairanne
| Strawberry Festival at Velleron
A day in the scent of strawberries, you can compare and test all varieties as well as jams, syrups, juices, pies, candy, pastries ... folklore, music & antics fair.
| Salon SM'ART
Aix en Provence
New edition of the contemporary art fair, great appointment of Art which intersect with delight collectors, art enthusiasts, beginners and curious. Over 170 artists present their major work.
May 11th - 15th
| Exhib Rose in Grasse
Paying homage to the queen of flowers, the rose. Olfactory experience, competitions floral bouquets, crafts, culinary workshops...
May 12th - 14th
| 454° Bravades of St Tropez
"Bravade" means "bravery" This tradition has been celebrated since more than 450 years. It marks Tropezian folk's attachment to the past. This commemoration has both religious and military origins.
May 16th - 18th
| 11° Fête de la Nature
5 days to celebrate nature every where in France with more than 5,000 free events A good idea to rediscover all the riches of this natural heritage with family.
May 17th - 21th
| 70° Film Festival in Cannes
The Festival this year will be chaired by Pedro Almodovar. In competition films of Michel Hazanavicius, Michael Haneke, Jacques Doillon, Sophia Coppola, François Ozon, among others and of course red carpet of stars...
May 17th - 28th
| Les Festives in Marseille,
8 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 19th - 20th
| Museum Night
For this museum night, the most important museum invit you to discover these transformed places during one night only. 200 events awaits you in Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur area..
| Gourmet walks at Pierrefeu
A 6km Gourmet walk in the vineyards, with a chefs menu to be savored, 24 wines to discover, 2 concerts and a very nice atmosphere.
May 20th - 21th
| Gypsy pilgrimage at Saintes Maries,
24 & 25 May are the most important days of the year, the fete takes place in an popular and religious atmosphere with of course music and the sound of the gypsy guitars with flamenco and "arlésiennes".
May 24th - 25th
| 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
May 24th, 28th May and June 25th
| Latin Sails in St 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 25th - 28th
| Luberon Music Festival in Apt
A brand new festival in the Luberon which presents concerts in the afternoon and in the evening mixing new artists and famous artist : Tryo, Keziah Jones, La Yegros, Vitalic, Stand High Patrol...
May 25th - 27th
| Monaco F1Grand Prix
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 25th - 28th
| Days of Rare Plants in Bouc Bel Air
In the superb 18th century Albertas gardens, surrounded by terraces, fountains and basins, you will discover sumptuous flowerbeds, fragrant pathways and the rare plants displayed by more than 120 exhibitors.
May 26th - 28th
| 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 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.
| 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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| Salon Côté Sud
Aix en Provence
The very chic Rendez-Vous for Provence style house designer and decorator. Parc Jourdan.
June 2nd - 5th
| 9° Camargue festival
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
| Le Mas des Escaravatiers
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
| 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 ... entre autres...
June 8th - 11th
| 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
| 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
| Marilyn - I Wanna Be Loved By You in Aix en Provence
The very special relationship between the mythical image of Marilyn Monroe and photography and photographers reflected here by some sixty prints from private collections.
Until May 1st, 2017
| " 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
| 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 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 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, 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" 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 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
| 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.