Provence Culture and Events

Lemon Festival, Menton

11 February - 1 March 2017

This is an important lemon production area and Menton’s annual Lemon Festival celebrates the harvest through colourful processions and displays.

Festival de Cannes

17 - 28 May 2017

70th Cannes Film Festival. One of the world’s biggest film events attracting thousands of film professionals and journalists.

Black Sarah Gypsy Pilgrimage, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

May 2017

Gypsies from across Europe descend upon this tiny Camargue village each year to honour their patron saint. The statue of Black Sarah along with those of Mary Jacobe and Mary Salome are taken to the sea and blessed.

Fete de la Transhumance, Saint-Remy-de-Provence

16 May 2017

Spectacular sight of farmers leading thousands of sheep through the town.

Fete de la Tarasque, Tarascon

23 - 26 June 2017

On the last weekend of June each year, festivities and music commemorate Sainte Marthe’s defeat of the dragon who devoured the local children. This ancient festival dates back to the fifteenth century.

Recontres d'Arles, Arles

3 July - 24 September 2017

Huge photography festival with over 60 exhibitions including New York Times magazine photographs.

Fireworks Competition, Cannes

July and August 2017

Very popular international event where fireworks are show-cased over 6 nights.

Annual Lavender Festival, Sault

2017 dates TBC

Traditional provencal festival with arts and crafts and lavender-based products and gifts for sale.

Feria, Saint-Remy-de-Provence

12 -15 August 2017

Cowboys on horseback herd bulls through the town.

Cannes Yachting Festival, Cannes

12 - 17 September 2017

The Cannes Yachting Festival takes place every September in the fabulous surroundings of the beautiful bay of Cannes. It is the first show in the boating season and Europe's leading in-water boating event. Many major players in the boating world come here every year to showcase their new worldwide models.

Please check precise details and dates with the event organisers before making your holiday and travel arrangements.



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