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Festivals and events in May in Provence

Main events in Provence in May

Here are a few events and festivals not to be missed in May in our beautiful Provence:

Every Sunday in May

LA FÊTE DES MAI in Nice (Alpes Maritimes)
Every Sunday in May, dances, picnics and folklore shows brighten up the gardens and the Cimiez Arena.

Early May

SALON SM'ART in Aix en Provence (Bouches du Rhône)
A major event in the visual arts, bringing together collectors, art lovers, neophytes and the curious. More than 200 artists will be presenting their major works.

Mid May

EXPO ROSE in Grasse (Alpes Maritimes)
A tribute to the queen of flowers: the rose, with a huge rose garden featuring 47,000 flowers in arrangements and garden roses. Olfactory trail, bouquet competition, arts and crafts, culinary workshops...

LES BRAVADES of Saint-Tropez (Alpes Maritimes)
"Bravade" means "bravery", and has both religious and military origins. Reflecting the Tropezians' attachment to their past, the bravado ritual has been perpetuated for over 450 years.

LES VOILES LATINES in Saint-Tropez (Alpes Maritimes)
It's a celebration of maritime heritage... regattas, exhibitions, meetings about boats and sailing.

BERRE VINTAGE in Berre L'Etang (Bouches du Rhône)
A show dedicated to the 40s and 80s. Decor, furniture, clothes, cars, vinyl, pinball machines and table football, children's entertainment, food trucks.

FESTIVAL DU FILM of Cannes (Alpes Maritimes)
The leading event in cinema... Stars, glitter and celebrities will also be there.

End May

GRAND PRIX F1 of Monaco (Alpes Maritimes)
A legendary race on a legendary circuit in the heart of Monaco.

Great Gypsy Pilgrimage aux Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Bouches du Rhône)
The ceremony takes place amidst fervour and prayer, followed by a festival of gypsy guitars, flamenco, gardians and Arlesiennes.

For each month of the year, discover our selection of not-to-be-missed Provencal events.

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