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04 September
Grande parade maritime
Sporting event

Grande parade maritime

Marseille

Pour sa 3e édition, la Grande Parade Marseille Provence souhaite marquer le soutien du monde de la mer à la candidature de Paris aux Jeux olympiques de 2024. L'objectif : 2024 bateaux sur l'eau le dimanche 4 septembre . Découvrez les temps forts de cette journée unique et fédératrice.…

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…

26 August to 11 September
Art-O-Rama international fair of contemporary art
Exhibition

Art-O-Rama international fair of contemporary art

Marseille

For 5 years now, Art-O-Rama, international fair of contemporary art, has been fostering new forms of collaboration with the art world actors. Its participative identity anchors in the support to international galleries and their artists and it results in the invitation to develop singular and…

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…

02 July to 30 October
Françoise Petrovitch
Exhibition

Françoise Petrovitch

Tarascon

VERDURES, une exposition monographique de l’artiste Françoise Pétrovitch. Les salles du château se transforment, peuplées de sculptures étranges et magnétiques. Les peintures explorent les contrées intérieures de l’adolescence, dans un entre-deux poétique où animaux et êtres…

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…

23 September to 24 September
Festival Marsatac
Festival

Festival Marsatac

Marseille

Marsatac is celebrating its 15th anniversary and is still going strong. It remains faithful to its original mission: to delve into the unknown, to break down preconceived notions, and to mix hip hop, electro, rock, folk and pop. For this anniversary edition and as part of the European Capital of…

17 September to 18 September
Journées Européennes du Patrimoine dans les Bouches-du-Rhône
Cultural event

Journées Européennes du Patrimoine dans les Bouches-du-Rhône

Marseille

La 33e édition des Journées Européennes du Patrimoine célèbre un thème essentiel, inscrit dans l'histoire de la manifestation et au coeur de notre société : "Patrimoine et citoyenneté". De nombreux sites dans les Bouches-du-Rhône ouvrent leur portent gratuitement, et parfois uniquement…

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…

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…

14 June to 11 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…

10 September
Travellings - Regards en mouvement sur la ville
Festival

Travellings - Regards en mouvement sur la ville

Marseille

Travellings est désormais le rendez-vous annuel entre le public marseillais et la communauté artistique européenne du réseau IN SITU que Lieux publics pilote depuis 2003. Pour cette troisième édition, Lieux publics propose un nouveau format entièrement dédié à la rencontre avec 18…

02 July to 29 October
Saeio - Phases
Exhibition

Saeio - Phases

Marseille

Le graffiti est une peinture éphémère en acte où le peintre use de l'écriture, de son corps, du temps et de l'espace in situ. Son processus, s'il est concerté, contient néanmoins une part non maîtrisable due notamment à son statut illégal, laissant place à l'inconnu et au hasard qui…

17 September to 18 September
La Fête du Vent : entre ciel et mer
Festival

La Fête du Vent : entre ciel et mer

Marseille

La Fête du Vent a progressivement acquis une place de choix parmi les grands festivals internationaux de cerfs-volants de France et d’Europe. La Fête du Vent de Marseille c’est…. Le 3e festival international du cerf-volant de France, le 1er en cote de popularité, il est reconnu…

15 June to 18 September
Conférence "Les épaves des Laurons à Martigues"
Exhibition

Conférence "Les épaves des Laurons à Martigues"

Martigues

Félix Ziem naît à Beaune en 1821. Grand admirateur de Claude Gelée, dit Le Lorrain, et de Rembrandt, il n'a de cesse de parcourir le monde afin de réaliser une marine idéale alliant rigueur de la composition (digne du classicisme français) et lumière diaphane à l'image des toiles du…

10 September to 11 September
Rice Feria
Feria & corrida

Rice Feria

Arles

Feast of the terroir of the Arles, the Feria of the rice is all "aficions". It is the second bullfighting Arles meeting which takes place just before the fall, in mid-September. A week before the Feria the space Toro moved to Gimeaux corrales. It is the opportunity to observe the bulls in…

17 September to 18 September
43ème Fête des Olives Vertes
Village fête

Fête des Olives Vertes

Mouriès

Dimanche 18 Septembre 15h 44ème FINALE DES OLIVES VERTES Concours de 7 manades avec les taureaux : MARCIAS de Fabre-Mailhan, FOLCO de Bon, MEPHISTO de Chapelle Brugeas AROUJO de F. Guillierme, SAUVAGE de Lautier, MOKA de Rousty, ABSOLUT de Ricard

02 September to 10 September
Un piano à la mer
Concert

Un piano à la mer

Marseille

A surprise concert for Un Piano à la Mer, the floating festival that transforms local beaches into a magnificent open-air theatre. On Corbière beach, musical, theatrical and visual performances will combine for a friendly show you can watch with your feet in the sand.

10 September to 11 September
Les flâneries au miroir
Parade

Les flâneries au miroir

Martigues

Programmation 2016 en cours de construction : Martigues, qui cultive de tout temps sa ressemblance avec Venise, vous invite pour la dixième année aux Flâneries au Miroir : découvrez plus de 160 costumés, symbole de l'art et de la beauté vénitienne, venant de France et d'Europe. Parés de…

02 October
Vire-vire voile
Sporting event

Vire-Vire Voile

Marseille

Organisé par la Société Nautique de Marseille, depuis 1948, le Vire Vire Banque Populaire devrait rassembler près de 200 voiliers, 2 000 régatiers et une soixantaine de bénévoles pour gérer l’organisation en mer et à terre, à partir de 10h45, du côté de la plage du Prophète, où le…

26 October to 23 January
Café In
Exhibition

Café In

Marseille

« Le café est l’institution la plus solide de France » Léon-Paul Fargue Le Mucem présente, du 26 octobre 2016 au 23 janvier 2017, l’exposition Café In. Plus de trois cents œuvres d’art, photographies, objets, gravures, dessins, ouvrages rares, correspondances, archives…

08 October to 22 January
Khâemouaset, le prince archéologue, Savoir et pouvoir à l'époque de Ramsès II,
Exhibition

Khâemouaset, le prince archéologue, Savoir et pouvoir à l'époque de Ramsès II,

Arles

Le prince Khâemouaset, grand prêtre du dieu Ptah à Memphis, a été un des personnages les plus puissants d’Egypte à l’époque de Ramsès II. Il est passé à la postérité comme premier archéologue de l’histoire tant il s’est intéressé au passé en restaurant les monuments des…

The entire agenda

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

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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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.