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Top 5 spring festivals in Provence!

C’est au printemps, à la saison des floraisons, que nous vous proposons de visiter la Provence et découvrir notre art de vivre ! Événements et festivals fleurissent dans notre belle région, où s’épanouissent la végétation mais aussi l’Art et les rencontres.

Abrivado competition: A festival to honour the manades in Vauvert

For all those of you who are keen on horses or bulls, get ready for the only abrivado competition in the Gard! In Provence, the manades, herds guided by elegant horse-riders who are also known as gardians are celebrated. During this competition between several manades, you can admire their successive passes, full of verve and dexterity: each manade is judged on its apparel, harnessing, speed and bull-running. Riders, you will be the best guides!

Because in Vauvert we enjoy festivities, a peña and a folk group are a must in the traditional competition. You can also watch the procession of beautiful carriages and a course camarguaise with the Trophée des As for the winner, and of course, visit the local produce and fine crafts fair!

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Ascension weekend 2022

Vauvert – Gard

 

 

Poésie et Chansons: A poetic event in the Land of Lavender!

In the Pays des Lavandes, on the famous Valensole Plateau, lovers of words get together for a most poetic event: the “Poésie et Chansons” festival. The 8th edition, organised by Les Poètes des Hautes Terres, gathers together the enthusiasts who love traditional and popular French poetry for poetry and audio-visual shows, often to a musical acccompaniment. You can meet poets there who defend the beauty of the French language and who tell and illustrate their works during poetry walks on the lavender-filled plateau. Some readings of extracts from works by old and contemporary Provencal poets will excite your imagination. Talented singers and musicians honour the great 20th century “chanteurs à texte” singers in a series of homages. Jacques Brel, Georges Brassens, Edith Piaf and Barbara have alreadybeen celebrated. Come and hear the next ones with music!

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Saturday 25th June to Friday 1st July 2022

Valensole – Alpes de Haute Provence

Les Printemps de Châteauneuf-du-Pape: the 100% epicurean wine fair!

Wine lovers, whether you are just amateurs or passionate, save the date of the not-to-be-missed fair of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape designation wines, where over 100 estates are just waiting for you to taste them! Connoisseurs won’t miss a chance to unearth future gems that they will later exhibit in their wine cellars. Themed workshops organised during Masterclasses will help you to discover the different wines and all their characteristics. A stop off at the marché gastronomique will have gourmets’ taste buds quivering as they search for good local products. Foie Gras from the Gers, oysters from Cancale and even the Truffle from the Ventoux, the delicacies from the Sites Remarquables du Goût are beckoning! Come on, have a good time and sit down at one of the tables to continue your tasting.

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1st, 2nd & 3rd April 2022

Salle Défais in Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Avec le Temps: A great evening of modern music in Marseille

Time for young talents at the festival Avec le Temps for a 24th edition which promises great discoveries and focuses on a modern and multi-faceted  French-speaking stage. Come and get your fill of good vibes and music during this travelling festival which offers concerts in twelve different places, in Marseille and the surrounding area. Close your eyes, listen, relax and dance together, that’s all you need to do! The festival’s poster, created by Nine Antico, a Marseillaise illustrator and director, features  Juliette Armanet, Gaetan Roussel and his pop collection, La Femme and its decadent yéyé, L’Impératrice to groove with and the rock’n’nroll of the new Fire world! Chatterton and even the folk lullabies of Melissa Laveau. We can’t wait!

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March 2022

Marseille and surrounding area

Les Printemps du Monde: A musical tour of the Var

Les Printemps du Monde are back for a new edition where music and the cultural heritage are the stars! Unforgettable concert evenings in the green setting of Correns, the first “all organic” village. An event which was able to take shape with the help of Le Chantier, a place of creation devoted to new traditional music & world music and which offers residences, concerts, voice workshop and cultural actions all year round. Escape into the Var to dance and party during this festival which is intense from the first coffee in the morning to the midnight dance! And there are also masterclasses, round tables, showings and exhibitions to allow you to open your mind to new cultural horizons.

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June 2022

Correns – Var

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