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February Calendar of Annual Events

Events, fetes, holidays in Provence

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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 Carnival month, and the main Mimosa festivals are in February. Weekly truffle markets continue.

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February 2019

Jan Richerenches  84600 (Vaucluse) - Largest Truffle Market of Provence (Nov - Mar)
Jan--13 Mar Limoux  11300 (Aude) - Carnaval de Limoux, every Sat-Sun, Jan to March (Every Jan) [Limoux ]
Jan Riez  04500 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Truffle Market, Wed (Nov-Feb) (Every Wed Jan)
Every Feb Mimosa festivals

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

Cannes  06400 (Alpes-Maritimes) - MIDEM Music Festival - International music industry fair

Les Ferres  06510 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fete patronale

Feb Guillaumes  06470 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fete de la Sainte Agathe
Every Feb Tanneron  83440 (Var) - Fete du Mimosa - Corso Fleuri, Flower Parade; floats, marché provencal, folklorique groups, events. (Every Feb)
-25 Feb Avignon  84000 (Vaucluse) - Les Hivernales d'Avignon - spectacles and "stages" of contemporary dance (Every Feb) [hivernales-avignon ]
-26 Feb Nice  06000 (Alpes-Maritimes) - CARNAVAL de NICE - 2017 The King of Energy - Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun only (Every Feb) [Nice carnival ]
Feb Valentine's Day (St Valentin)
Every 14th Vence  06140 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fete de la Saint Valentin - Bal and Miss Queen of Vence (14th Feb)
Feb--1 Mar Menton  06500 (Alpes-Maritimes) - FETE DU CITRON - Lemon Festival, parades, fireworks (Every Feb) [ ]
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 2nd Wed 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)
Every 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) [ ]
-26 Feb Tourrettes-sur-Loup  06140 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fête des Violettes: Corso fleuri, Bataille de fleurs (Every Feb)
Feb Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday) - celebrations throughout France [the day before Ash Wednesday]
Every Beg Sainte Maxime  83120 (Var) - Grand Corso du Mimosa
Every Nov - Feb Aups  83630 (Var) - Truffle market (Thur mornings, late Nov-Feb)
Nov--5 Feb Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer  13460 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Creche Provençale, Camarguaise - Central Culturel, Palais des Congres (Every Nov)

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