15, 22 and 29 January in Sausset-les-Pins and 5, 12 and 19 February in Carry-le-Rouet
Tables along the quay serving this sweet tasting ‘chestnut from the sea’ with wine, parades and Provencal costumes.
1 May 2017
Flea market and horse fair in place de la Republique. Sale of saddle and draught horses and grey Provencal donkeys.
All summer, in Marseille and villages throughout Bouches du Rhone, see locals playing petanque, a form of boules originating in Provence. Said to have been invented in 1907 in La Ciotat near Marseille and now the most popular sport in the city.
Early June 2017
Takes place at St Remy de Provence and its here that vintage Porsche's gather in the de la Republique from 10am to 3pm. For more information visit the webstite http://www.mediterranee-porscheclub.fr
Full programme of concerts – see www.festival-aix.com for details.
14 July 2017
For 3 days, horse is king. Music, spectacles, parades in camarguaise costumes and demonstrations.
End of November - December 2017
Santons Fair. Stalls around the streets of the town. Small painted terracotta figurines used in nativity scenes - a traditional product of Provence. The name comes from Provencal for ‘little saint’.
Morning of 15 August 2017
Carreto Ramado. Huge cart adorned with fruit and vegetables etc celebrating agricultural bounty pulled through the streets by 50 decorated cart horses in a line stretching more than 100 metres. A major event in Provence’s summer calendar.
11 November 2017
Traditionally, herdsmen run bulls through closed streets on Sunday mornings in April, May and September, culminating in a November festival which begins with breakfast on the beach for over 200 cowboys and 1,000 horses and then a 6km ride to Saintes-Maries’ arena.
Throughout the year 2017
Located in a valley, the stone walls of this 4000m² quarry dance with beautiful sound and light shows. Although many exhibitions happen constantly, this year the Carrieres de Lumieres celebrates the Italian Renaissance, and celebrates the works of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael.
This show will let you discover the greatest works of those painters through an exquisite mix of light and music. Perfection shown bigger than it ever was before on the massive stone walls of the quarry, the event will allow you to see the best works created during the Renaissance era like you've never seen them before.
Please check precise details and dates with event organisers before making your holiday and travel arrangements.