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20 July to 29 July
5 Continents Jazz Festival
Festival

5 Continents Jazz Festival

Marseille

A forum for world music and jazz, this festival is a summer highlight in Marseille. The 14th edition of this musical event continues to be a standard for encounters between world music and jazz. In 2013, the festival will last ten days and welcome up to 3500 concert-goers. Some of the world’s…

22 July to 18 August
International Piano Festival
Festival

International Piano Festival

La Roque d'Anthéron

For over three decades, the Roque d’Anthéron piano festival has been a forum for those who dare to express themselves. Each year, experts, prodigies and virtuosos of all ages meet under the stars in the Parc du Château de Florans. Nocturnal recitals gain in magic from year to year. Bordered…

07 August to 17 August
La Route de la Durance aux Alpilles - les 14 concerts
Concert

La Route de la Durance aux Alpilles - les 14 concerts

En Août, le Festival International de piano de la Roque d'Anthéron prend le chemin de "La route de la Durance aux Alpilles" avec son partenaire principal, le Conseil Départemental des Bouches-du-Rhône. Les Ensembles en Résidence partent en tournée dans les villes et villages du…

29 July to 01 August
Festival de la Font de Mai
Concert

Festival de la Font de Mai

Aubagne

Pour cette 3e édition, venez découvrir les musicales de la Font de Mai, dans ce site exceptionnel, avec une programmation originale et colorée. Au programme : Fadorebetiko : Le Blues de Méditerranée avec Kalliroi Raouzeou : chanteuse et pianiste grecque Jean-Marc Gibert : bouzoukiste…

04 July to 25 September
The Rencontres d'arles
Festival

The Rencontres d'arles

Arles

Rencontres D'arles (formerly named international meetings of photography of Arles) is an annual summer festival of photography founded in 1970, by the Arles photographer Lucien Clergue, the writer Michel Tournier and historian Jean-Maurice Rouquette.Often produced in collaboration with museums…

27 April to 29 August
Un génie sans piedestal - Picasso et les arts et traditions populaires
Exhibition

Un génie sans piedestal - Picasso et les arts et traditions populaires

Marseille

Cette grande rétrospective donne à voir comment Picasso, installé dans son époque et attaché à ses racines, a nourri son oeuvre d’influences issues des arts et traditions populaires. Le parcours de l’exposition met en miroir des chefs d’oeuvres de l’artiste, pour certains encore…

04 May to 18 September
Turner and colour
Exhibition

Turner and colour

Aix en Provence

Colour is the very essence of Turner’s art. His vibrant tones, which were so personal to him, and which he sometimes pushed to extremes, have been a crucial ingredient of his success as an artist. However, none of the exhibitions dedicated to his work have explored this fundamental…

14 May to 11 September
Exposition Van Gogh
Exhibition

Exposition Van Gogh

Arles

Van Gogh was one of the most original artists of his time. However, his art is rooted in large part in the tradition. After his arrival in Paris in 1886, modern subjects make their appearance in his work, and his discussions with some of his friends as Émile Bernard and Paul Gauguin, encouraged…

04 July to 31 August
Grand retour des Escales Patrimoine !
Cultural event

Grand retour des Escales Patrimoine !

Marignane

Cette année encore et pour votre plus grand plaisir, l'Office de Tourisme de Marignane, en partenariat avec la Ville, développe des parcours thématiques guidés, du 4 juillet au 31 août. Pour petits et grands, à pieds ou en petits trains, en voilier ou en hydroglisseur, avec ou sans…

02 August to 13 August
Les Nuits Pianistiques - International Festival
Concert

Les Nuits Pianistiques - International Festival

Aix en Provence

Créé par Michel Bourdoncle, le festival s'est développé et a investi la CPA en produisant des récitals de piano, concerts avec orchestre, concerts de musique de chambre, dans une dizaine de villes. Le Conservatoire Darius Milhaud, partenaire naturel et historique des Nuits Pianistiques,…

02 June to 02 October
Victor Vasarely - MultipliCité
Exhibition

Victor Vasarely - MultipliCité

Aix en Provence

To mark the 110th anniversary of the birth of Victor Vasarely , the 40th anniversary of the architectural center of Aix-en-Provence and the Vasarely Museum of Pécs, the Vasarely Foundation co-produced with Vouland Foundation the MultipliCity. Exhibition , in partnership with the Municipality of…

11 June to 02 October
Camoin in his own light
Exhibition

Camoin in his own light

Aix en Provence

Charles Camoin was born in 1879 in industrial-era Marseille, a city mainly turned towards the French colonial empire. Camoin belongs to a generation of artists living at the turn of the 19th century, in a time of sweeping technical, philosophical and artistic change. He was very close to…

19 July to 24 July
The stopovers of the Cargo at the ancient Theatre
Concert

The stopovers of the Cargo at the ancient Theatre

Arles

The night Cargo made a stop at the ancient Theatre and gives appointment to the best of contemporary music. Programme: 19/07: Ludovico Einaudi minimalist and shimmering Ludovico Einaudi compositions were made around the world and seduced the cinema, including composing the soundtrack of…

18 May to 31 December
Merveilles de l'Orientalisme
Exhibition

Merveilles de l'Orientalisme

Marseille

Le Musée Regards de Provence met à l’honneur l'Orientalisme à travers le regard d’artistes provençaux, italiens, espagnols ou algériens des XIXe et XXe siècles. Beauté et mystère de scènes historiques, religieuses et exotiques d'un Orient réel ou phantasmé sont mis en lumière au…

21 July to 23 July
Zik Zac, festival des musiques actuelles du Monde
Concert

Zik Zac, festival des musiques actuelles du Monde

Aix en Provence

ZikZac Festival is a Rock, Electronic, Reggae and World music festival, with12 bands on stage from local and international scenes. Spectators know best, they come with their family, their friends, all together to enjoy this cultural bath and the last summer nights.

21 July to 25 August
Jeudis étoilés
Son & lumière

Jeudis étoilés

Istres

Dans un cadre unique, les Jeudis Etoilés illuminent les rives de l'étang de l'Olivier : marché de créateurs, ateliers pour les enfants, ambiance musicale, cuisines en tout genre et en point d'orgue de la soirée un spectacle pyrotechnique. Pour cette deuxième édition, les Jeudis Etoilés…

24 July to 31 July
Festival of Martigues
Festival

Festival de Martigues 2016, danses musiques et voix du monde

Martigues

For the European Capital of Culture year and France-South Africa Seasons 50 years almost to the day after Miriam Makeba’s historic speech at the Un the Festival de Martigues will dedicate an entire weekend to South Africa. Outstanding singers, musicians, Djs and dancers will share in this…

28 August
Les chikoulades
Gastronomy

Les chikoulades

Lambesc

Les chikoulades sont organisées chaque année dans le centre-ville de Lambesc. La grande fête des vendanges invite petits et grands à venir découvrir les métiers de la vigne et les produits du terroir de la région. Les célébrations débutent avec un grand défilé dans les rues de la…

16 June to 02 October
Irisations - Fondation Vasarely
Exhibition

Irisations - Fondation Vasarely

Aix en Provence

Dans la poursuite des artistes cinétiques, Irisations s'inscrit dans le cadre des 40 ans de la Fondation Vasarely et du 110e anniversaire de son fondateur, Victor Vasarely. À la Fondation Vasarely, l'exposition propose d'explorer le rayonnement lumineux, son spectre, ses couleurs, et le…

25 June to 28 August
The Sardine Festival in Port-de-Bouc
Ball

The Sardine Festival in Port-de-Bouc

Port de Bouc

On the quayside at the Marina, by the sea, Port-de-Bouc’s sardine festival marks the start of the summer. Originating here, it is said that this type of festival is frequently imitated by never equalled. Founded almost 20 years ago, this culinary festival has echoes throughout Provence and…

06 July to 31 August
The camargaises of the summer races
Bull game

The camargaises of the summer races

Arles

Wednesdays and Fridays from July and August, the arenas offer its Camargue races, traditional races in which the raseteurs must demonstrate courage and address to snatch (String, gland, Cockade) attributes set between the horns of the bulls. A show not to be missed!

17 July to 27 August
5ème édition du Festival a-part
Festival

5ème édition du Festival a-part

Les Baux de Provence

L'édition 2016 du Festival a-part, présentera, du 17 juillet au 27 août, dans divers lieux des Baux-de-Provence, les installations d'une trentaine d'artistes et travaux de chorégraphes contemporains. La soirée de lancement du festival se déroulera sous l'égide d’une des plus grandes…

25 July to 17 September
L'intégrale des Carrières
Son & lumière

L'intégrale des Carrières

Les Baux de Provence

Découvrir ou revivre l'émotion des spectacles des saisons passées, c'est ce que vous proposent Les Carrières de Lumières sur 11 dates cet été. A partir de 20h30, assistez à la projection des spectacles, "Monet, Reno... Chagall, voyages en Méditerranée" (2013), "Klimt et Vienne, un…

27 July to 06 August
24 ° festival music has the EMPÉRI
Festival

24 ° festival music has the EMPÉRI

Salon de Provence

To the Emperi Castle and the Church Saint Michel the 24th edition of the international music Festival of Salon-de-Provence music in the Empéri will take place from Wednesday, July 27 to Saturday, August 6. Festival 2016 will feature programming in two parts in which the key figure of Beethoven…

15 August to 19 August
The Peplum Film Festival
Festival

The Peplum Film Festival

Arles

Inédit en France, l’association Peplum organise depuis 1987 un festival de films liés à son patrimoine antique. Pendant une semaine au cœur de l’été sont projetés dans le cadre prestigieux du théâtre antique d’Arles des films du genre baptisé «peplum». L’association…

13 June to 12 September
Allégorie de la couleur - George Briata
Exhibition

Allégorie de la couleur - George Briata

Marseille

Né le 5 janvier 1933, fils du photographe Marseillais Marius Briata, et de Julienne Lugon-Moulin, pianiste pour films muets dans les cinémas, il baigne durant toute son enfance dans un milieu artistique. Il saisit le pinceau à l’âge de 6 ans, et ne le quittera plus jamais. Doué, très…

26 August to 12 September
Marseille Résonance
Panel

Marseille Résonance

Marseille

Chaque année, le temps fort Marseille Résonance questionne et met en dialogue les mythes et réalités de la cité phocéenne à travers un programme de créations sonores, tables rondes, et cinéma. Marseille valait bien un événement fort festival. Singulière, complexe, fascinante… Elle…

03 September
La Fête du Parc National des Calanques
Congress

La Fête du Parc National des Calanques

La Ciotat

A l’occasion de cette 1ère fête du Parc National des Calanques, venez à la découverte de la nature et rencontrez le Parc National et ses partenaires qui participent à la vie du territoire. Animations gratuites pour les petits et les grands ! Au programme : Animations et jeux…

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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

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

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

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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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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Aix-en-Provence

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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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!

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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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

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

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

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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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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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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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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!

Gastronomy fairs

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

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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

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

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

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

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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

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

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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Serving tourism

Bouches-du-Rhône Tourisme is a non-profit ‘association loi 1901’ organisation.It is entrusted by the Conseil Départemental (or regional council) to promote tourism in Bouches-du-Rhône while respecting the environment and local residents, and guaranteeing visitors a top-quality experience.

The best of the destination

So that everyone’s hopes and tastes are catered for, Bouches-du-Rhône Tourisme promotes must-see destinations which take visitors off the beaten track, using its deep understanding of the area and its neutral role as a non-profit organisation.