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All information gathered first-hand, since 1995


April

10-12 Apr [Fri-Sun] Aix-en-Provence  13100 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Festival BD. Comic Book festival, Rencontres du 9th Art. - Free entry [www.bd-aix.com ]
11-12 Apr [Sat-Sun] - Fete Medieval
12 Apr [Sun] La Bollène-Vésubie  06450 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Venitien Carnaval
12 Apr [Sun] Cagnes-sur-Mer  06800 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Foire de Printemps - Spring Fair - Centre ville, 8h-19h
12 Apr [Sun] Mouans-Sartoux  06370 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fete du Printemps - Spring Festival - 15h30 Corso de calèches fleuries (parade)
17 Apr [Fri] Carpentras  84200 (Vaucluse) - Fete de la Truffe d'Ete - Fri mornings, mid Nov - end Mar
18 Apr [Sat] Garéoult  83136 (Var) - Carnival: parade, events
18-19 Apr [Sat-Sun] Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer  13460 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Course Camarguaise - Arena, €5 entry (9€ Sunday)
19 Apr [Sun] Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer  13460 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Abrivado, bull running through the streets - 11h30
19 Apr [Sun] Tourrette-Levens  06690 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fete Médiévale - Medieval Festival
22 Apr [Wed] Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer  13460 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Course Camarguaise; Course de jeunes taureaux (16h, Arena) - Arena, €5 entry
25-26 Apr [Sat-Sun] Falicon  06950 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fete de l'Oeillet - Festival of the Pink flower - 2015: 30 years of the Oeillet
25-26 Apr [Sat-Sun] Saint Martin-de-Crau  13310 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Feria de la Crau - Bullfighting events all day - Arena - celebrating 20 years of Feria (2015)
25-26 Apr [Sat-Sun] Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer  13460 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Course Camarguaise - Arena, €5 entry (9€ Sunday)
26 Apr [Sun] Le Grau-du-Roi  30240 (Gard) - Course Camarguaise, Trophée de l'Avenir
26 Apr [Sun] Mormoiron  84570 (Vaucluse) - Asparagus Fair, with parade of classic tractors, events for the kiddies
26 Apr [Sun] Mouans-Sartoux  06370 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fete du Miel - Honey Festival
26 Apr [Sun] Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer  13460 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Abrivado, bull running through the streets - 11h30
26 Apr [Sun] Uzès  30700 (Gard) - Fete Medieval
29 Apr [Wed] Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer  13460 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Course Camarguaise - Arena, €5 entry
29 Apr--3 May [Wed-Sun] Arles  13200 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Foire de Printemps - Arles Spring Fair - Parc des Expositions, SE of the center

May

1 May [Fri] Labor Day (Fête du Travail)
1 May [Fri] Avignon  84000 (Vaucluse) - Fete des Gardians - Cowboy Festival; horses and bulls; Feast of the herdsmen
1 May [Fri] La Tour-d'Aigues  84240 (Vaucluse) - Marché de Potiers (Terres de Provence)
2-3 May [Sat-Sun] Aigues-Mortes  30220 (Gard) - Medieval events - Les Gransd tournois d'Aigues-Morte (Jousting)
8 May [Fri] VE Day (Victoire 1945)
8 May [Fri] Velleron  84740 (Vaucluse) - Strawberry Festival, traditional dress, flea market
10 May [Sun] Le Vigan  30120 (Gard) - Printemps du Pélardon - Goat Cheese Spring: market, wine and produce tasting, sheepdog demonstrations, familly events
14 May [Thu] Ascension Day (Ascension)
Apt  84400 (Vaucluse) - Luberon Jazz Festival

Arles  13200 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - La Fête des Gardians; Election de la Reine d'Arles - Centre ville and arena; free

Arles  13200 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Jazz in Arles, week of Jazz au Méjean

Banon  04150 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Fête du Fromage (cheese festival)

Eguilles  13510 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Fete de la Transhumance; the flocks pass through the village streets.

Manosque  04100 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Fête votive de la St Pancrace - in town

Nice  06000 (Alpes-Maritimes) - La Fête des Mai - Cimiez jardins et Arènes (every sunday of May)

Riez  04500 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Foire de Printemps - Spring Fair

La Roque-d'Anthéron  13640 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Fete de la Cerise - Cherry Festival - parades, horses, folklorique groups - also a 10km walk.

Saint Saturnin-lès-Apt  84490 (Vaucluse) - Festival de jazz en pays d'Apt

Saint Tropez  83990 (Var) - La Bravade de Saint Tropez - Traditional Provençal festival of St Tropez for over 440 years.

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer  13460 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - GYPSY PILGRIMAGE - Pélerinage des Gitans et des Saintes Marie

Grimaud  83310 (Var) - Wool Market (Foire à la laine)

Menton  06500 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Mai Musical Concertes - Jeunes Artistes Musiciens

Cadenet  84160 (Vaucluse) - Vide Grenier - Flea Market - all day

Callas  83830 (Var) - Saint Ampile fete

Simiane-la-Rotonde  04150 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Fête votive de Ste-Victoire

Le Lauzet-Ubaye  04340 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Foire

Lourmarin  84160 (Vaucluse) - Vineyard and Wine Feast (even year Lourmarin; odd year Cadenet)