Diary - February 2018

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
Festival de la truffe à Carpentraspuce Truffe festival in Carpentras
A day to know everything about the truffle, scrambled party, selling truffles, gourmet work shops, demonstration digging and field trip.
February 10th, 17th and 24th
Hivernales festival in Avignonpuce Les Hivernales in Avignon
One of the oldest dance festival celebrates its 40 anniversary with a week dedicated to artists & choregraphers in connection with the Mediterranean with 22 companies, 33 performances and 16 workshops .
February 2nd - March 3rd
Urchin fair in Carry le Rouetpuce Oursinades
in Carry le Rouet

Oursinades in Carry le Rouet 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 folks
February 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th
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
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
Mimosa corso in Bormes les Mimosaspuce Mimosa Grand Corso in Bormes
Procession of floral floats, colour, music, brass band and majorettes to celebrate this important event.
February 25th
Cavalaire : 10 & 11 Février
Lavandou : 18 Mars
Mandelieu Mimosa Corsopuce Mimosa Festival in Mandelieu
Evening parades of lights on February 23. Procession of floral floats in the town centre on February 25th on the theme "the American dream ".
February 20th - 28th
triangle www.ot-mandelieu.fr
At Biot and Tanneron February 4th
MP2018 Quel Amour in Marseillepuce MP2018 Quel Amour
in Marseille

Opening festivities and kick-off for 7 months of artistic and cultural festivities gathering exhibitions, operas, concerts, plays, dance, circus and popular festivals in Marseille, Arles, Aubagne, Istres, Martigues, Miramas et Salon-de-Provence.
February 14th - September 1st
Antibes Chocolate fairpuce Bread, Love and Chocolate Fair at Antibes
If you have a great love affair with chocolate ... you have a RV with the best producers of chocolates, breads & pastries in Antibes for Valentine's Day weekend.
February 14th - 18th
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
Sea Battle of the Flowers at Villefranche sur Merpuce Sea Battle of the Flowers at Villefranche sur mer
A unique event in France : a battle of flowers on the water : Traditional procession of flower-decked pointus. A flower battle ensues between the boats as various attractions on the quaysides feature folk groups.
February 19th
Open 13 tennis tournament in Marseillepuce Open 13 in Marseille
Professional men’s tennis tournament which brings together the best players : Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, David Goffin, Stan Wawrinka, Thomas Berdych, Lucas Pouille ...
February 19th - 25th
triangle www.open13.fr
Games Festival in Cannespuce Games Festival in Cannes
Passionate or just curious players, it will be hard to resist this showcase of mind games and society. This festival offers initiations, competitions, tournaments, challenges and new games.
February 23th - 25th
Tourrettes sur Loup Violet festivalpuce Violet festival at Tourrettes sur Loup
The whole village is in flower and fragrances fill the air. The streets play host to the farmers' market. The high point of the festivities is the great Violets Procession with flower battle.
February 24th - 25th
2Cv club gold road trippuce The 2Cv club gold road trip
This is a major gathering of 2CV collectors and enthusiasts. They'll leave Grasse heading for Pégomas then Tanneron through forests of mimosa in bloom. A wonderful atmosphere - beautiful 2CVs and mimosa everywhere... A really great day out ...
February 24th - 25th
Poets springtimepuce Le Printemps des Poètes
The theme this year :"L'ardeur". Readings, exposure, conferences, workshops of poetry ... many events will celebrate the poem in all the area.
Toulon, Fréjus, Aix, St Raphaël ...
March 3rd - 19th
Paris Nice cycling racecarre Cycling race Paris - Nice
One last push on the pedals for the arrival of the famous race on the Promenade des Anglais after 1 230 km, 2 stops in Provence French Riviera : March 9 from Sisteron to Vence, March 11th from Nice to Valdeblore la Colmiane and the final at Nice by le col d'Eze
March 9th, 10th, 11th
Printemps des Arts in Monte Carlopuce Le Printemps des Arts
in Monte-Carlo

offers a selection of musical events of international quality, portraits of composers ... an approach to music and different inventive or rub concerts, shows, dance & visual arts. .
March 16th - April 29th
Nice Fairpuce Nice International Fair
One of the most popular events of the French Riviera with more 140 000 visitors and 1 200 exhibitors.
March 17th - 26th
Collectors Passion in Draguignanpuce Collection Passion
in Draguignan

You are a collect addict ?... then this festival is for you and all lovers of collections of all kinds including postcard
March 24th - 25th


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.
Until 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.
Until 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
Until February 25th, 2018
Exhibition Sa Muse in Marseillepuce Sa Muse... in Marseille
This exhibition presents works by modern and contemporary painters, sculptors, photographers and videographers who have been inspired by their relationship with their model, muse, woman, diva.
February 10th - August 26th, 2018.
Exhibition Pierre Lesieur - Intérieurs - at the Cannetpuce Pierre Lesieur - Intérieurs au Cannet
A selection of nearly 40 works by Pierre Lesieur around the Interiors in an atmosphere that belongs only to him, armchairs, tables, mirrors or libraries are the actors of this luminous space that is the painting.
February 13th - June 17th, 2018
Picasso Exhibition at the Mucem in Marseillepuce Picasso at the Mucem in Marseille
The Mucem pays tribute to Picasso's works through his paintings, drawings, sketches, sets and costumes for his collaboration in four Russian ballet shows.
February 16th - June 24th, 2018
Picasso and the Spanish masters  Exhibitionaux at les Baux de Provencepuce Picasso and the Spanish masters at 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 2nd, 2018 - January 6th, 2019
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


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