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23 April to 05 May
Gathering

Spring of the book in Cassis

Cassis

Le XXVIII° Printemps du Livre de Cassis conjugue Littérature et Musique Littérature et Cinéma Littérature et Photos Littérature et Art Autour du thème : « Ecrire, une fuite ou un refuge ? » Inspiré d’une phrase de Fernando Pessoa « Ecrire, en fin de compte, est une fuite et un…

27 April to 29 August
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…

30 April to 12 June
Show

"La femme du boulanger" par la compagnie "Dans la cour des grands"

Allauch

LA compagnie Dans la Cour des Grands, vous propose les Randonnées Théâtrales Marcel Pagnol. Pour cette création, ils vous emmenent dans l'œuvre du " Schpountz" d'aprés Marcel Pagnol, adaptation Nicolas Dromard et Géraldine Bascou et mise en scène de Nicolas Dromard. Vivez l'un des plus…

01 May to 05 June
Cultural event

Un Printemps en Provence

Un Printemps en Provence est une grande fête populaire pour profiter des espaces naturels en famille pour célébrer un patrimoine envié par tous. Tout au long du mois de mai, le Conseil départemental vous invite à célébrer les traditions provençales, participer à des animations…

02 May to 29 September
Exhibition

Marc Chagall "Le Cirque"

Les Baux de Provence

Marc Chagall avait travaillé pour les Ames mortes de Gogol et les Fables de La Fontaine avec Ambroise Vollard. Ce dernier, grand amateur de cirque, lui souffle l'idée de réaliser une série de lithographies sur ce thème. Chagall y travaille dès la fin des années 20 jusqu'au décès de…

04 May to 18 September
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…

06 May to 16 May
Festival

Nude photography - exhibition European Festival

Arles

Nu draws, nude seduced, nu please. Exhibitions, courses, projection and meetings on the theme of the nude with photographers and image professionals. The European Festival of the nude Photo invites the public Arles, and the many enthusiasts who find themselves on the spot, to discover the work of…

08 May
Sporting event

27ème Mundial de pétanque assise

Martigues

Descriptif 2014: Pour la 14ème année à Martigues, René Garcia, créateur de cette variante de pétanque en 1983 explique : "l'objectif est de faire jouer ensemble des joueurs traditionnels et des joueurs handicapés, qui peuvent ainsi se mesurer à égalité." Les règles sont quasiment les…

12 May to 16 May
Exhibition

Smart - Salon méditerranéen d'art contemporain et d'art abstrait

Aix en Provence

The Sm'art shall register as a giant and short-lived art gallery and run in the shade of the Jourdan Park. Beyond this dense and festive annual meeting gathering the artists and the audience, Sm'art 2016 continues pushing the boundaries and offer an experience with contemporary art that will…

14 May to 11 September
Exhibition

Exposition Van Gogh

Arles

Van Gogh fut l’un des artistes les plus originaux de son temps. Pourtant, son art s’enracine en grande partie dans la tradition. Après son arrivée à Paris en 1886, des sujets modernes font leur apparition dans son œuvre, et ses discussions avec certains de ses amis, comme Émile Bernard…

15 May
Cultural event

Cassis fête son vin

Cassis

L’Appellation Cassis obtenue en mai 1936 fête ses 80 ans ! Venez découvrir et redécouvrir ses blancs secs et fruités, aux arômes d’agrumes et de fleurs blanches… Messe des vendangeurs, danses traditionnelles, bénédiction du sarment de vigne, rencontres avec les vignerons, et bien…

20 May to 22 May
Exhibition

Les Journées des plantes d'Albertas

Bouc Bel Air

For the 24th year, the family of Albertas organizes Albertas Plants Days that have become year after year, the annual event in Provence for plant and quality gardens lovers in the classified historical monument 17th century gardens. For those three gardens days over 170 professionals share with…

22 May
Trade fair

Fête des Vins des Côteaux d'Aix en Provence

Rognes

Dégustations et ventes non stop durant la journée. Une trentaine de producteurs des Coteaux d'Aix en Provence et une vingtaine d'exposants proposant des produits gastronomiques provençaux sont à la disposition de plusieurs milliers de visiteurs attendus. De nombreuses activités sont…

24 May to 25 May
Pilgrimage

Gypsy Pilgrimage

Saintes Maries de la Mer

Très fréquenté par la communauté des gens du voyage venus honorer Sara le 24 mai, le pèlerinage, haut en couleur s'organise autour des cérémonies de descente des châsses, offices religieux, processions et bénédictions à la mer. Le 25 mai commémore la date du décés de Marie Jacobé,…

02 June to 02 October
Exhibition

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…

04 June to 29 June
Festival

Festival Aix en Juin - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence

Aix en Provence

Sumptuous antechamber where you pass before entering the hall, Aix en Juin is a festive prelude to the the July Festival. And what do we find in this welcoming room? Daily rendezvous – concerts, recitals, master classes and rehearsals of operas – exploring the world of Handel, Mozart,…

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.

See the Must-see year's events in Provence guide

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.

See the Arles guide

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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Festivals

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.