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Diary - January 2017

Christmas in Aix en Provencepuce Christmas in Aix en Provence
Santa Claus chalet and his elfes, parade light show, mime, unicycle, children make up, stories, music, street show, pine forest, merry-go-rounds
Until January 22nd
Orsini cribs in Allauchpuce Orsini cribs in Allauch
800 animated santons in an area of 130 m² combine modernity and tradition to display the history and costumes of Provence (Galerie du Vieux-Bassin)
Until January 29th
Pastoralepuce Pastorale
Theatre performances in Provencal, with songs, telling the story of the Nativity
Martigues : 8 Jan
Eyguieres : 8 Jan
Sausset les Pins : 21 Jan
Aix en Provence : 22 Jan
Allauch : 14, 15, 21 & 22 Jan
St Clair fair in Allauchpuce St-Clair fair in Allauch
8 pigs are spit roasted all night long and then eaten at Midday on the Place de la Mairie. There is a gastronomic food market in the town centre. Decorated carts and parades to the sound of provencal drums round off this decidedly gastronomic festival.
January 7th - 8th
Truffle markets All set for the truffle season
The markets are open from November to March (mornings):
Richerenches: Saturday
Carpentras: Friday
Aups: Thursday
Tasting omelet with truffles every Saturday at noon in Richerenches
Truffle market in Grassepuce Truffle market in Grasse
Truffles, foie gras and also good products. Demonstrations search of truffles, tasting workshop. Also on 8 January at Rouret.
January 7th & 15th
Trufflepuce Truffles mass in Richerenches
The Collection will be taken in truffles which will then be auctioned at the end of the service. (Provencal Mass at 10h30). The event is followed by an aperitif and of course a truffle based meal!! (booking required, well in advance.
January 15th
Oursinades in Sausset les Pinspuce Oursinades in
Sausset les Pins

Big Sea urchin festival with seafood and other shellfish on the port. All the cafe and restaurant terraces have entertainment with a wonderful ambiance, music, craft fair and provençal.
January 15th, 22nd & 29th
Tripettes fair in Barjolspuce Fête des tripettes in Barjols
Come and follow the procession of the bust of St Marcel and take part in the unusual Tripe dance when all the crowd jump along the road. Farandoles, folklore, mass ... this is a true provencal festival to the sound of fifes and tambourines.
January 17th
Cheval Passion in Avignonpuce Cheval Passion in Avignon
An equestrian festive fair with a program that brings together competitions, 1200 horses, 250 exhibitors, 90 hours show and the first horse show in Europe : the famous Golden Manes gala between aerobatics and western riding.
January 18th - 22nd
International Circus Festival in Monacopuce Circus Festival in Monaco
Acrobats, jugglers, clowns and trapeze artists from around the world will converge on the 36th Monaco International Circus Festival... Enjoy and applaud the best circus acts in the world as they compete for prizes awarded by the Royal family.
January 19th - 29th
National boules week in Martiquespuce National boules week in Martiques
Martigues becomes the capital of the games of boules, and 6000 enthusiasts get together. The programme includes the National Petanque tournament, the National for ladies, and tournaments for VIPs, young people and the disabled.
January 25th - 29th
Saint Blaise fair in Valbonnepuce Fête de la Saint Blaise

Place des Arcades is the venue for a market of local produce and a grand carnival for children with a procession of floral floats, a living farm, folk dances, theatre, a concert, trades from olden times, all this plus mulled wine and hot chocolate.
January 27th - 29th
Transhumancepuce Shepherds festival at
Saint Martin de Crau

Since time immemorial the Crau plain has been an important sheep rearing area and honours it's shepherds on the last Sunday in January with a special mass.
January 29th
Mimosa Trailpuce Mimosa Trail
This is the period to set out on the "mimosa trail" in the pleasant winter sunshine, surrounded by sumptuous landscapes, passing through these 8 delightful stop overs : Bormes, le Rayol Canadel, Ste Maxime, St Raphaël, Mandelieu, Tanneron, Pégomas finishing in Grasse with a visit to the museum of perfume.
from January 15th
Mimosalia in Bormespuce Mimosalia in Bormes
Orchids, camelias and other beautiful plants and collectors items on display (and for sale). Secrets and advice from professional gardeners, garden ornaments, and beautiful scents will waft from wonderful gardens all around the old village..
January 28th - 29th
Mimosa Grand Corso in Bormes les Mimosaspuce Mimosa Grand Corso
Pégomas : Jan 28th (bal du mimosa)
Tanneron : February 5th
Mandelieu Fête du mimosa : Feb 15th to 22th. Parade of lights 18th. Procession of floral boat 19th
Cavalaire : February 11th-12th
Bormes : February 26th
Lavandou : March 19th
Mimosa Corso in Sainte Maximepuce Mimosa Corso in Sainte Maxime
On Saturday distribution of lanterns for the night-parade, grand parade in the city. Sunday parade and grand parade of floats
February 4th - 5th
Nice Grand Carnivalpuce Nice Carnaval
Giant parades, processions of illuminated floats, flower parades on the Promenade des Anglais ... the magic of the Carnival explode around King Carnival sacred "King of energy "
February 11th - February 25th
Menton Lemon Festivalpuce Menton Lemon Festival
Golden Fruits Parades which will make their way along the seafront. Fanfares twirl and zigzag through the citrus-laden floats to the sound of bands. Night parades, fireworks, citrus exhibition and gardens of light in the jardins Bioves...
February 11th - 1 March 1st


Chagall exhibition in Baux de Provence Chagall, songes d’une nuit d’été in Baux de Provence
The monumental Carrieres de Lumieres host extraordinary multimedia shows which are unique : spectators are totally immersed in the image projected onto all the surfaces of the rock
Until January 8th, 2017
Knowledge and Power at the time of Ramses II exhibition in Arlespuce Knowledge and Power at the time of Ramses II in Arles
140 rare pieces of ancient Egypt, from prestigious museums including the Louvre that illuminate the fascinating personality Khaemwaset, son of the Pharaoh Ramses II.
Until January 22th, 2017

Exhibition "Café in" Marseille Mucempuce Exhibition "Café in" Mucem in Marseille
Over 300 works, photographs, objects, prints, drawings, rare books, correspondence, audiovisual archives and unpublished texts illustrate over 1000 m² the history of coffee in the world.
Until January 23th, 2017
Exhibition Un monde en miniatures in Marseillepuce Un monde en miniatures
in Marseille

A travel out of time in a tiny and immense world. Toys, elves, figurines, dolls, puppets, porcelains, little bear ... A whole universe of small and cute.
December 9th - February 4th, 2017
David Dellepiane exhibition in Marseillepuce David Dellepiane in Marseille
Complete and prolific artist, his life in Marseille, Paris and Genoa inspired this talented painter, poster artist, lithographer, portraitist, illustrator and designers both in genre scenes, group portraits, views of the port of Marseille and Provence countryside.
Until March 19th, 2017
Exhibition Bonnard en toute intimitépuce Bonnard en toute intimité in Le Cannet
A selection of nearly 60 works by Pierre Bonnard that shows the painter's sources of inspiration through the prism of the intimate. A 360 ° discovery of his house Le Bosquet
Until April 23th, 2017
Marilyn exhibition in Aix en Provencepuce Marilyn - I Wanna Be Loved By You in Aix en Provence
The very special relationship between the mythical image of Marilyn Monroe and photography and photographers reflected here by some sixty prints from private collections.
Until May 1st, 2017

Gallery of the Mediterranean in Marseille Mucempuce Gallery of the Mediterranean in Mucem in Marseille
Everyday objects mixed in with works of art, bearing witness to the practices and beliefs of the past and the present, from the Neolithic period to the contemporary works covering a 1,500 m² floor area.
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