Diary - January 2018

Christmas in Aix en Provencepuce Christmas
in Aix en Provence

Santa Claus chalet and his elfes, parade light show, mime, unicycle, children make up, stories, music, street show, pine forest, merry-go-rounds ...
November 17th - January 7th
Christmas in Mentonpuce Christmas in Menton
The whole city will be plunged into the colors of christmas. A magical atmosphere then settled in the streets, which this year are adorned with fountains of light or luminous spheres, giant flowers, Christmas market ...etc magic and fairyhood with open sky.
December 9th - January 7th
Insolite Christmas in Carpentraspuce Insolite Christmas
in Carpentras

To celebrate his 10 years, nearly 250 dazzling and phantasmagoric shows are programmed with pyrotechnic parades, street theater, spectacular strolls and also rink, monumental crib ... and everything is free.
See the program
December 16th - January 7th
Festival of light in St Raphaelpuce Festival of light
in St Raphaël

Festival of light in the whole town, numerous shows and enchanting events. Open air ice-rink (500m2), parades light shows ... the festival is imposing and it is offered.
December 4th - January 7th
Christmas in Saint Tropezpuce Christmas in Saint Tropez
Christmas celebrations start with the illuminations, the opening of the rink, theater festival, gourmet chalets, musical tale, concert, christsmas eve vigil...and the arrival of Santa Claus.
December 8th - January 7th
Christmas in Sanarypuce Christmas in Sanary
It's party, fairy lights everywhere, toys fair, creative workshops, magic show, musical comedy, Christmas stories, treasure hunts, children's ball and Dec 23 : arrival of Santa Claus, illuminated boat parade and fireworks.
December 2nd - January 7th
Cribs Trail in Lucerampuce Cribs Trail in Luceram
Nearly 450 traditional cribs made by the inhabitants of Lucéram are exposed on a circuit arrow through the village. From the smallest in half a walnut, to the biggest of 10 m long, difficult to choose the most beautiful.
December 2nd - January 7th
Orsini Crib in Allauchpuce Orsini Crib in Allauch
800 animated santons in an area of 130 m2 combine modernity and tradition to display the history and costumes of Provence (Galerie du Vieux-Bassin)
November 18th - January 28th
Pastoralepuce Pastorale
Theatre performances in Provençal, with songs, telling the story of the Nativity
Martigues : 7 et 21 Jan
Eyguieres : 7 Jan
Aix en Provence : 21 Jan
Allauch : 14, 21 & 27 Jan

St-Clair fair in Allauchpuce St-Clair fair in Allauch
8 pigs are spit roasted all night long and then eaten at Midday on the Place de la Mairie. There is a gastronomic food market in the town centre. Decorated carts and parades to the sound of provencal drums round off this decidedly gastronomic festival.
January 6th -7th

Truffles marketspuce All set for the truffle season
The markets are open from November to March :
Richerenches : Saturday mornings
Carpentras : Friday mornings
Aups :Thursday mornings
Truffle market in Grassepuce Truffle market in Grasse
Truffles, foie gras and also good products. Demonstrations search of truffles, tasting workshop. Also on 14 January at Le Rouret.
January 6th and 14th
Trufflespuce Truffles mass in Richerenches
The Collection will be taken in truffles which will then be auctioned at the end of the service. (Provencal Mass at 10h30). The event is followed by an aperitif and of course a truffle based meal (booking required, well in advance)
January 21st
Urchin fair in Sausset les Pinspuce Oursinades in
Sausset les Pins

Big Sea urchin festival with seafood and other shellfish on the port. All the cafe and restaurant terraces have entertainment with a wonderful ambiance, music, craft fair and provençal.
January 14th, 21st and 28th
Tripettes fair in Barjolspuce Fête des tripettes in Barjols
Come and follow the procession of the bust of St Marcel and take part in the unusual Tripe dance when all the crowd jump along the road. Farandoles, folklore, mass ... this is a true provencal festival to the sound of fifes and tambourines.
January 20th - 21st
Horses Passion in Avignonpuce Cheval Passion in Avignon
An equestrian festive fair with a program that brings together competitions, 1200 horses, 250 exhibitors, 90 hours show and the first horse show in Europe : the famous Golden Manes gala between aerobatics and western riding.
January 17th - 21st
Monaco International Circus Festivalpuce Circus Festival in Monaco
Acrobats, jugglers, clowns and trapeze artists from around the world will converge on the 36th Monaco International Circus Festival... Enjoy and applaud the best circus acts in the world as they compete for prizes awarded by the Royal family.
January 18th - 28th
ational boules week in Martiquespuce National boules week in Martiques
Martigues becomes the capital of the games of boules, and 6000 enthusiasts get together. The programme includes the National Petanque tournament, the National for ladies, and tournaments for VIPs, young people and the disabled.
January 20th - 28th
Saint Blaise fair in Valbonnepuce Fête de la Saint Blaise
in Valbonne

Place des Arcades is the venue for a market of local produce and a grand carnival for children with a procession of floral floats, a living farm, folk dances, theatre, a concert, trades from olden times, all this plus mulled wine and hot chocolate.
January 26th - 28th
Transhumancepuce Shepherds festival at
Saint Martin de Crau

Since time immemorial the Crau plain has been an important sheep rearing area and honours it's shepherds on the last Sunday in January with a special mass.
January 28th
Mimosa Trailpuce Mimosa Trail
This is the period to set out on the "mimosa trail" in the pleasant winter sunshine, surrounded by sumptuous landscapes, passing through these 8 delightful stop overs : Bormes, le Rayol Canadel, Ste Maxime, St Raphaël, Mandelieu, Tanneron, Pégomas finishing in Grasse with a visit to the museum of perfume.
from January 15th
Bormes Mimosaliapuce Mimosalia à Bormes
Orchids, camelias and other beautiful plants and collectors items on display (and for sale). Secrets and advice from professional gardeners, garden ornaments, and beautiful scents will waft from wonderful gardens all around the old village.
January 27th - 28th
Bormes les Mimosas Mimosa Grand Corsopuce Mimosa Grand Corso
Pégomas : Jan 27th (bal du mimosa)
Tanneron : Feb 4th
Mandelieu Fête du mimosa
d Feb 20th to 28th. Parade of lights 23th. Procession of floral boat 25th .
Cavalaire : February 10 th -11th
Bormes : February 25th
Lavandou : March 18th
Sainte Maxime Mimosa Corsopuce Mimosa Corso in Ste Maxime
On Saturday visit of the construction workshops and their setting in flower. Sunday parade and grand parade of floats
February 3rd - 4th
Nice Grand Carnivalpuce Nice Carnaval
Giant parades, processions of illuminated floats, flower parades on the Promenade des Anglais ... the magic of the Carnival explode around King Carnival sacred " King of Space "
February 17th - March 3rd
Menton Lemon Festivalpuce Menton Lemon Festival
Golden Fruits Parades which will make their way along the seafront. Fanfares twirl and zigzag through the citrus-laden floats to the sound of bands. Night parades, fireworks, citrus exhibition and gardens of light in the jardins Bioves.
February 17th - March 4th


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
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

Escales Mediterraneennes exhibition in Marseillepuce Escales Mediterranéennes in Marseille
Nearly 80 works including Camoin, Friesz, Guillaumin, Lebasque, Marquet, Martin, Olive, Peske, Picabia, Seyssaud, Valtat, Verdilhan, Ziem ... celebrating the Mediterranean lifestyle as well as Provençal landscapes.
Until January 28th, 2018
Bonnard exhibition in Le Cannetpuce Bonnard Tribute and Masterpieces in Le Cannet
A selection of Pierre Bonnard's exceptional masterpieces from private collections as well as the Musée d'Orsay, the Pompidou Center or the Maillol Museum presented in a chronologically and thematically way.
Until January 28th, 2018
"We are Foot " exhibition in Marseillepuce "We are Foot " in Marseille
The Mucem Museum pays tribute to this popular sport, dear to the heart of Marseille and the cultural and social practices that accompany it. Football is clearly a reflection of our society.
Until February 4th, 2018
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
Expression Bois exhibition in Marseillepuce "Expression Bois" 20 ans de tournage d'art in Marseille
Nearly 140 representative pieces of art on wood in France to discover new techniques around wood, new lines, the search for new forms.
December 15th - February 24th,2018
"Faces of France" exhibition by Dorka Raynor in Nicepuce "Faces of France" by Dorka Raynor in Nice
The black and white photos of a certain France of the 60s made by this self-taught American photographer. Faces of France is a portrait gallery, a humanist snapshot of France from the 60's
November 21th - February 25th, 2018
Exhibition Botero, a dialogue with Picasso in Aix en Provencepuce Botero - A Dialogue with Picasso in Aix en Provence
Sixty works by Botero (oils, works on paper, and sculptures) will be complemented by twenty major works by Picasso and explores his artistic affinities with Pablo Picasso
Until March 11th, 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.
Permanent exhibition
triangle www.mucem.org

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