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01 May to 28 October
Picasso en plein air par Lucien Clergue
Audiovisuel - photographie

Picasso en plein air par Lucien Clergue

Les Baux de Provence

21 April to 28 October
Soleil chaud, soleil tardif
Exhibition

Soleil chaud, soleil tardif

Arles

The collective exhibition of the year 2017 brings together a selection of works by contemporary and historical artists who highlight our designs of simplicity-oriented lifestyles. Playing the card of free associations, "The simple life - simply life" draws from the fantasies and nostalgic impulses called by its very title. This simple life takes its original Van Gogh in his first experiences as a pastor and the Borinage, the Walloon mining area. The ideal of life is also expressed in his unwavering admiration for the art and the person of Jean-François Millet, painter of French peasant life of the 19th century. If the two historical anchorages offer Millet and Van Gogh are a basis for exposure, they also allow to discuss the topic with cheerfulness. The image of the translation in movements and colors of the peasant scenes of Millet by Van Gogh, the majority of the collected works continues the wish of the Dutch painter: "to show that we can be simple with something else of gray, white, black and" brun1 "."Designed specifically for the exhibition or low exposure in France, the works of 'The simple life' - simply life evoke the different aspects of the term of "simplicity", such, for example, life forms and the report of man with nature and the esp ECE animal. The contributions of contemporary artists also to deconstruct the myth of a lifestyle oriented appeasement and pure.The animated film The Pure Necessity (the Pure need, 2016) of David Claerbout is an amazing adaptation of the the jungle book produced by Disney in 1967. The installation of Pawel Althamer creates conditions for a friendly between visitors and animals at feathers while the film O Peixe (The Fish, 2016) of Jonathas de Andrade, filmed in Brazil, called ambiguous feelings about the death of an animal. The series of photographs Iris Tingitana (2007, latin name of the native iris of Tangier) Yto Barrada us returns, with the flower very present in the iconography of Van Gogh, "Botany of power" while the xylographs of Andrea Büttner seem to be an anthem to humility. It is through a selection of santons of the 18th and 19th centuries that are questioned objects of popular piety and the representation of the "small trades" that can be found in the paintings of Van Gogh.

14 April to 31 October
Les chambres des Merveilles
Heritage day

Les chambres des Merveilles

Tarascon

15 May to 24 February
Muséonirique - Le réveil des collections
History - Sciences - Technology

Muséonirique - Le réveil des collections

Marseille

02 March to 06 January
Picasso et les modernes espagnoles
Fireworks / son & lumière

Picasso et les modernes espagnoles

Les Baux de Provence

My Provence Culture

Going Out in Provence

If you're holidaying in Provence, enjoying an evening in Aix or weekend in Marseille and are running short of ideas, the MyProvence cultural diary features over 5,000 events, ranging from concerts in Arles to shows in La Ciotat, Ferias in Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, and markets and car boot sales in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence… The toughest thing will be choosing!

Marseille

Marseille

A movie at Le Prado, an exhibition at La Friche Belle de Mai or a concert at the Dôme, and of course the summer festivals and winter markets: the cultural calendar.

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Must-see year's events in Provence

Must-see year's events in Provence

Feria d’Arles, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence transhumance migrations, Nuits d'Istres, festivals, concerts and Provençal Christmas markets: all the events you just have to go to in Bouches-du-Rhône.

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Traditional fairs

Traditional fairs

Provence takes pride in its history and still celebrates its traditional festivals. Transhumance migrations in St-Rémy, the fair in Arles or pilgrimages in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer: all the dates.

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Marseille-Provence 2018 Events

Marseille-Provence 2018 Events

If you liked Marseille-Provence 2013, you'll love Marseille-Provence 2018! Make way for this year's cultural bonanza on the Love theme

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Arles

Arles

Concerts, fairs, exhibitions... it’s all going on Arles! All year round, festivals and events thrill the people of this ancient city.

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Not-To-Be-Missed Events

The MyProvence cultural agenda puts the spotlight on Provence's top events throughout the year. Fancy coming along to the Aix-en-Provence International Opera Festival, Arles International Photo Festival or Fiesta des Suds world music festival in Marseille? The MyProvence cultural guide will help you plan your stay in Provence around the region's top events so you can be sure you won't miss out!

Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence

Are you going on holiday around Aix-en-Provence? Take a look at our cultural calendar to find ideas for unmissable outings and events in Aix!

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Concerts and Operas

Concerts and Operas

From the Opéra de Marseille to the lyrical concert at the Grand Theatre de Provence, see the list of concerts and operas in Bouches-du-Rhône.

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Free

Free

What to do in Provence for free? Check out our diary for top tips on having fun and learning something new for free in the Bouches-du-Rhône.

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Conferences and congresses

Conferences and congresses

Art history forums; scientific, professional or political conferences: all the dates and locations in Bouches-du-Rhône

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Sporting events

Sporting events

From Marseille-Cassis half marathon to pétanque tournaments, find all sports events in Bouches-du-Rhône in this quintessentially Provençal guide.

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Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Art, history and natural science: discover all dates exhibitions in Provence.

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All festivals in Provence

All festivals in Provence

Cinema in Gardanne, Jazz Festival in Marseille or theater in Salon-de-Provence: festivals are the beating heart of Bouches-du-Rhône all year long.

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An Agenda for Every Town

Each of the Bouches-du-Rhône's towns has its own cultural agenda overflowing with fantastic events. Using the MyProvence guides, you'll be able to pick and choose your favourites in Marseille, Arles, Aix-en-Provence, etc. throughout the year. Simply select your town and a date and let yourself be tempted by a concert in Cassis, a play in Martigues, the 'Santon' figurine fair in Aubagne, or Artists' fair in Saint-Rémy. You really will be spoilt for choice!

Street fairs

Street fairs

A fun atmosphere and amazing sights guaranteed during Provence’s street festivals and carnivals! Come and see entertainers from across the globe.

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Cultural calendar in Provence

Cultural calendar in Provence

Shows, sport, gourmet dining, fairs, car boot sales: Provence is always pulsing with 1001 different events. All events, town by town.

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Trade fairs

Trade fairs

Gastronomy in Trets, motorcycling in Marseille, traditional santon figurines in Aubagne: all types of passions are catered for in Provence’s fairs and trade shows.

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Gastronomy fairs

Gastronomy fairs

Provence Prestige, Vendanges Etoilées, Gastronomy Fair: discover all the gastronomic events in Provence and book the dates!

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Markets

Markets

From dawn to dusk, Provence’s markets make every day special. Town by town, the days and locations of Bouches-du-Rhône’s markets.

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The Night

The Night

Cut a rug to some live music in Provence! Stylish bars, café music venues: all the top ideas for nights out in Bouches-du-Rhône.

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Screenings and cinema in Provence

Screenings and cinema in Provence

Enjoy the silver screen under the starry Provençal skies. Cinema listings and open-air screenings in Bouches-du-Rhône.

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Cultural get-togethers

Cultural get-togethers

List of cultural festivals and events in Provence: official heritage days, science fair and forums in Provence.

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Shows in Provence

Shows in Provence

Stand-up at the Dôme de Marseille, ballet at the Pavillon Noir in Aix-en-Provence or a show at the Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence: all the info you need to know.

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Theater

Theater

Comedies, classical dramas and contemporary theatre: Provence’s stages play host to 1001 shows for all the family.

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Bric-à-brac markets

Bric-à-brac markets

Pick up some hidden treasures in Provence’s car boot and bric-a-brac sales. All the dates for top deals and second-hand buys.

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