Diary - December 2017

Monaco Jazz Festivalpuce Monte Carlo Jazz Festival
A brillant programm with Marcus Miller, Chick Corea and Steve Gadd, Stacey Kent, Texas, Christophe,The Puppini Sisters, Dhafer Youssef, Sirius Plan, James Carter’s Elektrik Outlet and Laurent Coulondre.
November 16th - December 2nd

Rencontres de Cannespuce Les Rencontres de Cannes
This is the theme of Liberty that will be the theme of these meetings on three disciplines : Literary Encounters, the Encounters Cinema, Encounters Debates.
November 27th - December 3rd
Tous Courts Festival in Aix en Provencepuce Festival Tous Courts
in Aix en Provence

High place of discovery and defense of the young creation, the festival is the place to be. Its reputation of revealing the young talent has now become obvious.
November 27th - December 2nd
Chocolate and sugar fair in Antibespuce Chocolate & sugar fair in Antibes
Lets's forget diet, this is a day for chocolate, desserts, pastries, cakes and other delicacies sublime.
December 2nd - 3rd
Nice Manca Festivalpuce Festival Manca in Nice
International Contemporary Music Festival This Festival includes a broad repertoire of works, from recitals to orchestral concerts, with or without electronic with the players in contemporary music!
December 3rd - 10th
Cannes Danse Festivalpuce Dance Festival in Cannes
One of the major choreographic events with five to six world premieres, French premieres and discoveries, associated with the great names of the world of dance, choreographers and dancers.
December 8th - 17th

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
Truffles and gastronomy Market in Rognespuce Truffles and gastronomy Market in Rognes
Truffles, foie gras, but also farm poultry, milk-fed veal, honey, sheep cheese and good products ... Entertainment provided by the pig Pépete the for demonstrations search of truffles.
December 17th
Olive oil fair in Aix en Provencepuce New olive oil Festival in
Aix en Provence

Tasting different flavors of olive oil and products made from olives of the Pays d'Aix table olives, tapenade, cookies and gibassiés.
December 9th - 10th
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
La Garde Hivernalespuce Les Hivernales in La Garde
The city center is transformed into a vast universe dedicated to Christmas and children : workshops, lanterns parade, meeting with Father Christmas, rides, Christmas market ... It's Christmas before Christmas.
See the program
November 24th - December 31th
Santa Claus castle in Salon de Provencepuce Santa Claus castle in Salon de Provence
The city dressed in lights, amazing festivities will take place in Chateau de L'Emperi : shows, music, dances, songs, stories ... artists & musicians are waiting to party with you, it's magic, it's Christmas.
November 25th - January 3rd
Christmas in Nicepuce Christmas in Nice
Place Massena and Albert 1st Garden will be illuminated by 1000 lights with the Christmas village and nearly 60 wooden chalets, a forest of 700 trees, a large ice rink, free entertainment, the Ferris wheel and of course Santa Claus.
December 1st - January 1st
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 6th
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 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
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 Mouginspuce Christmas in Mougins
The village is transformed into a vast universe dedicated to children, toboggan run, merry-go-rounds, cooking and creative workshops, caleche, ponies, Santa Claus, Christmas market ... It's Christmas before Christmas.
December 16th - 17th
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
Funny Christmas in Arlespuce Funny Christmas in Arles
Light show, circus, puppet show, acrobatics, songs, entertainment, games, fireworks. Professional companies will offer more than 50 shows for children and all the family... it's funny, beautiful and magical. (shows & parking free)
December 22th - 24th
Clownpuce Christmas Village :
Toulon : 22 Nov - 31 Dec
St Maxime : 16 Dec - 7 Jan
Cannes : 2 Dec - 7 Jan
Martigues : 9 - 29 Dec
La Ciotat : 1 - 25 Dec
Monaco : 6 Dec - 7 Jan
Christmas Dippuce BBrrrr...Christmas Dip
03 Dec : Cagnes (Ecole de Voile)
16 Dec : Monaco ( Plage du Larvotto)
17 Dec : La Seyne (Les Sablettes)
31 Dec : Ste Maxime (Plage centre)
01 Jan : Toulon (Anse des Pins)
Santons & ceramics market in Aubagnepuce Santons & ceramics market in Aubagne
Traditional, naive, modern santons await you in this traditional market and give kick off Christmas celebrations.
November 18th - December 31st
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
Santonpuce Santons Fairs
Marseille: 18 Nov-31 Dec
Aix en Provence : 18 Nov-31 Dec
Arles : 18 Nov-14 Jan
Aubagne : 18 Nov-31 Dec
Salon de Provence : 5-23 Dec
La Ciotat : 2-17 Dec
Santonpuce Santons Fairs
Mouans Sartoux : 10 Nov-24 Dec
Toulon : 22 Nov-31 Dec
Valbonne : 24 Nov-24 Dec
Ollioules : 19 Nov-27 Dec
Carqueiranne : 25 Nov-17 Dec
Sollies Ville : 25 Nov-24 Dec
Living crib at Aubagnepuce Living crib at Aubagne
with the Dansaire de Garlaban : Almost 60 characters liven up the town, forming a dancing and singing crib. A real show that brings to life scenes from the "pastorale"
December 17th
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
Christmas cribspuce Christmas cribs
Le Paradou : all year long
Sollies Ville : 25 Nov - 7 Jan
Toulon : 22 Nov - 31 Dec
Sanary : 2 - 31 Dec
La Ciotat : 16 Dec - 8 Jan
Luceram : 2 Dec - 7 Jan
Baudinard : 10 Dec - 1 Jan

Santons gros souperpuce The Gros Souper
An opportunity to discover the famous traditional meal served on Christmas Eve in Provence since the Middle Ages
Les Arcs : 8 Dec
Bedarrides : 16 Dec
Allauch : 16 Dec
Correns : 17 Dec
Aubagne : 17 Dec
Christmas Marketspuce Christmas Markets
Marseille : 18 Nov - 7 Jan
Aix en Provence : 22 Nov-31 Dec
Salon de Provence : 25 Nov-24 Dec
Cassis : 8-17 Dec
Digne : 15-24 Dec
Ollioules : 18 Nov-7 Jan
Miramas : 15-24 Dec

Christmas Market in La Ciotatpuce Christmas Markets
Toulon : 22 Nov -31 Dec
Sisteron : 9-11 Dec
La Ciotat : 13-20 Dec
Cagnes : 10-24 Dec
Valbonne : 13-24 Dec
La Seyne : 17-24 Dec
Gordes : 16-17 Dec

The Markets for the Gros Souper & 13 dessertspuce The Markets for the Gros Souper & 13 desserts
All the products needed for the Gros Souper (traditional Provencal supper for the Christmas vigil) and the 13 desserts...
St Rémy : 15-17 Dec
Aix : 16-24 Dec (Allées Provençales)

Bellpuce Christmas Eve vigil
Tales and traditions of Christmas, the 13 desserts, dancing & music Provencal
Saignon, Aix en Provence : 9 Dec
Chateauneuf les Martigues : 9 Dec
La Ciotat : 15 Dec
Allauch : 16 Dec
Bravade calendale in Aix en Provencepuce Bravade calendale in Aix
The Bravade celebrates the gift of Christmas pump (cake with olive oil) to the city authoritie. It is a great RV, with lots of shots blunderbusses, place de l'Hotel de Ville and Cours Mirabeau, a proliferation of actors in traditional Provencal, dancers, hawkers, flag throwers and musicians.
December 17th
Pastoralepuce Pastorale
Theatre performances in Provençal, with songs, telling the story of the Nativity
St Tropez : 15 Dec
Martigues : 7 et 21 Jan
Eyguieres : 7 Jan
Aix en Provence : 21 Jan
Allauch : 14, 21 & 27 Jan
Midnight mass & Pastrage at Allauchpuce Midnight mass & Pastrage at Allauch
starting at 10 pm, the shepherds and sheep come down from the hill (offering the fruit of the earth and a new-born lamb) followed by the Mass in Provençal shown on a giant screen on the square in front of the church. Mass with pastrage also in Barbentane & in Fontvieille
December 24th
Provencal vigil & Pastrage ceremonypuce Provencal vigil & Pastrage ceremony
Christmas Vespers, gros souper, Christmas Eve festivities, Mass in French and songs in Provençal, procession and offering of pastrage with the shepherds in Saint Michel de Frigolet in Tarascon and live nativity scene in Baux de Provence (11.30pm)
December 24th

New Year's Eve in Saint Raphaelpuce New Year's Eve in Saint Raphaël
From 3pm shows and parades of the most beautiful street theater groups. At 5pm Children's party with big parade of giant dolls and puppets, ball rock for kids, 7.30pm fireworks.
December 31th
New Year's Evepuce New Year's Eve :
St Tropez, Cannes, Monaco : Fireworks at 12 strokes of midnight from the port
Isola 2000 and Auron : Torchlight parade, fireworks, wine and hot chocolate offered Eve in most towns and villages, but you must make a reservation to take part.


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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