Events

Top Choice Performing Arts in Avignon

Festival d'Avignon

The three-week annual Festival d’Avignon is one of the world’s great performing-arts festivals. Over 40 international works of dance and drama play to 100,000-plus spectators at venues around town. Tickets don't go …
Top Choice Performing Arts in Aix-en-Provence

Festival d’Aix-en-Provence

World-renowned month-long festival of classical music, opera, ballet and buskers.
Carnival in Menton

Fête du Citron

Menton’s quirky two-week Fête du Citron sees sculptures and decorative floats made from tonnes of lemons weave along the seafront. Afterwards, the monumental lemon creations are dismantled and the fruit sold off at …
Carnival in Nice

Carnaval de Nice

Held around Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday) since 1294. Highlights include the batailles de fleurs (battles of flowers), and the ceremonial burning of the carnival king on Promenade des Anglais, followed by a fireworks …
Religious in St-Tropez

Les Bravades

Since 1558 Tropeziens have turned out in traditional costume to watch an ear-splitting army of 140 musket-firing bravadeurs parade with a bust of St Torpes. Les Bravades (Provençal for ‘bravery’) is held 16 to 18 Ma…
Music in Nice

Nice Jazz Festival

France’s original jazz festival has taken on a life of its own, with fringe concerts popping up all around the venue, from Vieux Nice to Massena and the shopping streets around rue de France.
Music in Antibes & Juan-les-Pins

Jazz à Juan

This major festival, celebrated in Juan-les-Pins, has been running for more than 50 years. Every jazz great has performed here, and the festival continues to attract big music names.
Fireworks in Cannes

Festival d’Art Pyrotechnique

Around 200,000 people cram onto La Croisette every summer to admire the outstanding fireworks display over the Baie de Cannes. Magical. Held on six nights from July to August.
Cultural in Arles

Fête des Gardians

Mounted Camargue cowboys parade and hold games during this festival. It's an old and renowned event, and a fascinating insight into the tradition of the Camargue.
Film in Cannes

Festival de Cannes

Cannes' world-famous celebration of cinema. You won’t get in to any of the premiers, but it’s fun because you see all the celebs walking around.