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February

Winter school vacations occur in mid-February. Many restaurants and some shops are closed during this period (except in the winter-resort towns, of course).
February is Carnaval month, and the main Mimosa festivals are in February. Weekly truffle markets continue.
Every Feb Mimosa festivals

Bormes-les-Mimosas  83230 (Var) - Grand Corso du Mimosa: parades, floats

Every Feb Cannes  06400 (Alpes-Maritimes) - MIDEM Music Festival - International music industry fair
Every Feb Les Ferres  06510 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fete patronale
Every Feb Guillaumes  06470 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fete de la Sainte Agathe
Every 1-2 Feb Tanneron  83440 (Var) - Fete du Mimosa - Corso Fleuri, Flower Parade; floats, marché provencal, folklorique groups, events. (Every Feb)
1-28 Feb Limoux  11300 (Aude) - Carnaval de Limoux, every Sat-Sun, Jan to March (Every Feb) [Limoux ]
3 Feb Riez  04500 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Truffle Market, Wed - Wed morning, Nov - Feb

Valréas  84600 (Vaucluse) - Truffle Market, Wed - Wed Nov - Mar, rond point Monuments aux Morts

5 Feb Carpentras  84200 (Vaucluse) - Truffle Market - Fri mornings, mid Nov - end Mar
5-7 Feb Nîmes  30000 (Gard) - Fete de la Truffe et Produits du Terroir - Place du Marché 9-18h
6 Feb Richerenches  84600 (Vaucluse) - Truffle Market - Sat mornings, mid Nov - end Mar, 9h-13h
8 Feb Avignon  84000 (Vaucluse) - Truffle Festival, Festiv' Halles de la Truffe - Les Halles market, Place Pie, 10h-16h
9 Feb Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday) - celebrations throughout France [the day before Ash Wednesday]
10 Feb Ash Wednesday, begins Lent (Carême), 6-1/2 weeks before Easter
10 Feb Riez  04500 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Truffle Market, Wed - Wed morning, Nov - Feb

Valréas  84600 (Vaucluse) - Truffle Market, Wed - Wed Nov - Mar, rond point Monuments aux Morts

12 Feb Carpentras  84200 (Vaucluse) - Truffle Market - Fri mornings, mid Nov - end Mar
12-28 Feb Nice  06000 (Alpes-Maritimes) - CARNAVAL de NICE - 2016 The King of Medias - Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun only (Every Feb) [Nice carnival ]
13 Feb Cagnes-sur-Mer  06800 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Carnaval - Parade of floats, spectacle, bataille de confettis, etc. - Place de Gaulle, 14h-18h

Richerenches  84600 (Vaucluse) - Truffle Market - Sat mornings, mid Nov - end Mar, 9h-13h

13-16 Feb Saint Martin-Vésubie  06450 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Carnaval Titoun Roi de la Gourmandise
14 Feb Valentine's Day (St Valentin)
Every 14 Feb Vence  06140 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fete de la Saint Valentin - Bal and Miss Queen of Vence (14th Feb)
Every 14 Feb--4 Mar Menton  06500 (Alpes-Maritimes) - FETE DU CITRON - Lemon Festival, parades, fireworks - 82nd annual 2015 (Every Feb) [www.feteducitron.com ]
Every 2nd Marseille  13000 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Fête de la Chandeleur, procession begins at St Victor's Basilica, and the navettes> are bought to commemorate the >Saintes Maries
Every 13 Feb Saint Martin-de-Crau  13310 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Foire St-Valentin - Marché ovin, concours de Mérionos d'Arles, sheep shearing contest - Transhumance (2nd Wed Feb)
15 Feb Villefranche-sur-Mer  06230 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Combat Naval Fleuri - decorated boats jousting in the harbor
17 Feb Riez  04500 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Truffle Market, Wed - Wed morning, Nov - Feb

Valréas  84600 (Vaucluse) - Truffle Market, Wed - Wed Nov - Mar, rond point Monuments aux Morts

17-24 Feb Mandelieu-la-Napoule  06210 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fete, Corso du Mimosa - long week of festivities. (Route du Mimosa) [Mandelieu fete ]
19 Feb Carpentras  84200 (Vaucluse) - Truffle Market - Fri mornings, mid Nov - end Mar
20 Feb Richerenches  84600 (Vaucluse) - Truffle Market - Sat mornings, mid Nov - end Mar, 9h-13h

Sisteron  04200 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Mardi-Gras festival, parade, floats, fireworks - Parade starts 17h

20-21 Feb Morières-lès-Avignon  84310 (Vaucluse) - Locus Indictus - Medieval market and events
Every 22-23 Feb Grasse  06130 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Route d'Or 2CV (Deux Cheveaux cars) gathering of this iconic car and rally coinciding with the Mimosa fetes. - Sat: from 8h, Cours Honoré-Cresp; Sun: 10h depart for the Route d'Of de Grasse. (Every Feb) [www.azur2cv.org ]
24 Feb Riez  04500 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Truffle Market, Wed - Wed morning, Nov - Feb

Valréas  84600 (Vaucluse) - Truffle Market, Wed - Wed Nov - Mar, rond point Monuments aux Morts

26 Feb Carpentras  84200 (Vaucluse) - Truffle Market - Fri mornings, mid Nov - end Mar
27 Feb Richerenches  84600 (Vaucluse) - Truffle Market - Sat mornings, mid Nov - end Mar, 9h-13h
28 Feb Nice  06000 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Carnaval de Nice Bataille de fleurs 14h, Corso Carnavalesque illuminé 21h [Nice carnival ]
Every Beg Sainte Maxime  83120 (Var) - Grand Corso du Mimosa
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