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All information gathered first-hand, since 1995


May

7-10 May [Thu-Sun] Saint Tropez  83990 (Var) - Euro Festival Harley Davidson
8 May [Fri] VE Day (Victoire 1945)
8 May [Fri] Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer  13460 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Abrivado bull running through streets - 11h30
8 May [Fri] Velleron  84740 (Vaucluse) - Strawberry Festival, traditional dress, flea market
9 May [Sat] Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer  13460 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Spectacle Equestre - Horses - Arean, 16h, €9
10 May [Sun] Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer  13460 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Abrivado bull running through streets - 11h30
10 May [Sun] Le Vigan  30120 (Gard) - Printemps du Pélardon - Goat Cheese Spring: market, wine and produce tasting, sheepdog demonstrations, familly events
12 May [Tue] Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer  13460 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Brocante (flea market) - Place des Gitans
14 May [Thu] Ascension Day (Ascension)
14 [Thu] Grimaud  83310 (Var) - Wool Market (Foire à la laine)
14 May [Thu] Riez  04500 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Fete de l'Olive - Olive Festival: market, demonstrations, flea markets
14 May [Thu] Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer  13460 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Spectacle Equestre - Horses - Arean, 16h, €9
15-17 May [Fri-Sun] Aups  83630 (Var) - Fete de la Saint Pancarace - Procession parade, events
15-17 May [Fri-Sun] Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer  13460 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Course de Taureaux, Course Camarguaise - Bulls - Arena, €5
16-17 May [Sat-Sun] Eguilles  13510 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Fete de la Transhumance; the flocks pass through the village streets. - Sheep through the village Sunday, 16h30
16-17 May [Sat-Sun] Les Pennes-Mirabeau  13170 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Lou Mirabeou - Medieval Festival. Market, Campement, events, jousting [Article ]
16-18 May [Sat-Mon] Saint Tropez  83990 (Var) - La Bravade de Saint Tropez - Traditional Provençal festival of St Tropez for over 440 years.
17 May [Sun] Banon  04150 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Fête du Fromage (cheese festival) - 23rd annual (2015)
18 May [Mon] Riez  04500 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Foire de Printemps - Spring Fair
18 May [Mon] Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer  13460 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Marché des Gens du Voyage - Travellers' Flea Market - Place des Gitans, all day
23-24 May [Sat-Sun] Crest  26400 (Drôme) - Medieval fete et marché - Medieval market
23-24 May [Sat-Sun] La Martre  83840 (Var) - Fete du Narcisse at La Martre - Annual Narcissis Festival, in the back country NW of Grasse, SE of Castellane.
23-25 May [Sat-Mon] Bormes-les-Mimosas  83230 (Var) - Fete Medieval - Medieval events (animations)
23-25 May [Sat-Mon] Draguignan  83300 (Var) - Fete de la Saint Hermentaire
23-26 May [Sat-Tue] Riez  04500 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Fete de la Pentecote: carnival, dances, petanque, etc.
24 May [Sun] Pentecost / Whitsuntide (Pentecôte)
24 May [Sun] Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer  13460 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Gypsy PILGRIMAGE - Pèlerinage des gitans - 16h procession Sainte Sara to the Seaside
24 May--4 June [Sun-Thu] Meyrargues  13650 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Salon antiquites brocante
25 May [Mon] Whit Monday (Lundi de Pentecôte)
25 May [Mon] Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer  13460 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Gypsy PILGRIMAGE - Pèlerinage des gitans - 11h procession at the Seaside
25-28 May [Mon-Thu] Manosque  04100 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Fête de la St Pancrace - Foire de Manosque - in town
26 May [Tue] Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer  13460 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Brocante (flea market) - Place des Gitans
26 May--1 June [Tue-Mon] Draguignan  83300 (Var) - Grand Salon de Printemps - Spring Salon, photography, paintings, sculpture - Complexe saint Exupery
27 May--4 June [Wed-Thu] Apt  84400 (Vaucluse) - Festival de Jazz en Pays d'Apt
29 May [Fri] Fete des Voisins - Neighborhood Festival, block parties (building parties in the cities)
29 May [Fri] Draguignan  83300 (Var) - Fete des Voisins
30 May [Sat] Mondragon  84430 (Vaucluse) - Fete du Drac (Dragon) - Fete Medieval and market
30 May [Sat] Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer  13460 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Course de Taureaux, Course Camarguaise - Bulls - Arena, €5
31 May [Sun] Mother's Day (Fête des Mères)
31 May--4 June [Sun-Thu] Boulbon  13150 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Fete votive de la Saint Marcellin; with an evening parade of bottles at 19h on the first of June

June

Eyragues  13630 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Fete de la Saint-Eloi; includes parade of draft horses with Sarrazine-style harness. (Every June)

Grimaud  83310 (Var) - Fete du moulin (windmill festival) Visit moulin St roch, with demo on making bread. (Every June)

Manosque  04100 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Journées Médiévales (every 2 years, even numbered years) (Every June)

Martigues  13500 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Fete de la Mer et des Pecheurs (fishermen, fishing boats) (Every June)

Maussane-lès-Alpilles  13520 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Fete Saint-Eloi; with sheep-sheering contest, parades. (Every June)

Pertuis  84120 (Vaucluse) - Grand Corso Fleuri, Flower Parade - floats and music; day and evening (Every June)

Sauze  06470 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fête du pain (Bread festival) (Every June)

Tourrettes-sur-Loup  06140 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fete, Feux de la St Jean (Every June)

Transhumance   - Transhumance, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04) (Every June)

Valréas  84600 (Vaucluse) - Nuit de Petit St Jean; night-time sound-and-light festival, with 400 costumed participants. - 21h45 (Every June)

Valréas  84600 (Vaucluse) - Foire annuelle de la St Jean. - 9h-18h (Every June)

1-4 June [Mon-Thu] Cavaillon  84300 (Vaucluse) - Corso - fetes, markets, majorettes; parade June 1st
3 June [Wed] Beaumes-de-Venise  84190 (Vaucluse) - Fete de la Vigne et du Vin, 10h-22h
3 June [Wed] Lourmarin  84160 (Vaucluse) - Fete de la vigne et du vin
3 June [Wed] Mormoiron  84570 (Vaucluse) - Fete de la vigne et du vin
3-4 June [Wed-Thu] Gargas  84400 (Vaucluse) - Fete de la Cerise
4 June [Thu] Barcelonnette  04400 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Corso 2000 - fete
5 June [Fri] Barcelonnette  04400 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Foire
6 June [Sat] Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer  13460 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Course de Taureaux, Course Camarguaise - Bulls - Arena, €5