Apr 26

The “Fête du Nautisme” is a water sports festival held throughout the rivers, lakes and costs of France every year.

Organised on a national level by a group of French institutions specialising in all things nautical, the festival invites old and young, beginners and confirmed sailors alike to live out an exciting nautical weekend.

Visitors can enjoy discovering all types of water sports, trying out specific products and packages and sharing their passion with expert aficionados.

Apr 26

This year St Remy’s Jazz Festival will start on the 12th of September, bringing great music to delighted audiences for 3 consequtive days. The Festival will be held in the brand new Alpinium Theatre of St Remy. Highlights from the schedule includes:

Carte Blanche à Louis Winsberg Sept 12.
Mediterrranean Sounds with the Belmondo Family Sextet is Sept 13.
Blues night with Jean Jacque Milteau Quintet is Sept 14.

Only a few kilometres away, La Maison du Paradou is an excellent base for enjoying the festival, while providing luxury accommodation in quiet surroundings.

Apr 26
The Rencontres d’Arles is a summer photography festival that has been
ongoing since 1970. Founded by Arles photographer Lucien Clergue,
historian Jean-Maurice Rouquette and author Michel Tournier, the festival has has earned a world-wide reputation.

The Rencontres d’Arles has policy of displaying almost exclusively new work. The exhibitions are often co-produced by French as well as foreign museums and institutions, and in 2010, the festival had 73000 visitors.

Many contemporary photographers have been discovered thanks to the
Rencontres, making it an essential springboard for new talents in modern
photography.

This years exhibitions start from 1st July 2013 and finish on 22nd September.

Apr 25

Three real catapults – the trebuchet, the couillard and the bricole – are fired every day in front of fascinated visitors at the Château des Baux de Orovence. Armies frequently used catapults when conquering fortified towns in the Middle Ages.

These made it possible to breach impregnable castle walls, however handling them required great accuracy and strength. Today the Château des Baux de Provence is reviving the atmosphere of those sieges in the grand setting of the Baux citadel. Other activities are availbe, including crossbowshooting and medioeval duels!

Apr 25

The fete de la Musique is a festival that is held on the 21st June every year, throughout France. This unique event celebrates music with free  concerts in restaurants, bars, streets, squares and pretty much every public space imaginable!

From local amteur school bands, to professional classical musicians and club DJ’s every type of music is celebrated.  The party starts during the day and continues on until dawn. Licensing laws are relxed, allowing bars & clubs to continue until the the small hours of the day after.

Apr 25

Between 12th to 15th August, St Remy celebrates it’s bull fighting heritage. This festival – during which no bulls are actually killed – offers various bull-related events: from bull running to bull racing and bull shows.

Wonderful Carmargue horses are also involved, traditionally  finishing the festival with a parade along the main street.

Don’t miss this great festival, offering plenty of fun for the whole family.

Apr 25

‘Carrières de Lumières’, the famous shows ’Carrières du Val d’Enfer’, has now restarted.

The site reopened with the show “Gauguin – Van Gogh, painters of colour”, created by Renato Gatto, Gianfranco Iannuzzi and Massimiliano Siccardi, amining to show the links between Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, analysing how different their ways of using colour were.

The show starts looking at their two careers, which had a number of similarities: both started out painting landscapes in northern Europe (the Netherlands for Van Gogh and Brittany for Gauguin) before returning to the South of France, later reaching an explosion of colour inspired by the Pacific islands for Gauguin and northern France for Van Gogh.

The show transports visitors to the colourful world of these painters and submerge them in a world of images, where paintings come to life before their very eyes.

The Carrières are open every day.
April to September: 10 a.m – 7 p.m
October to March: 10 a.m – 6 p.m.

Oct 12

 

 

 

From 2013: summer rentals and weekly lets at La Maison Bleue – Camargue.

Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, swimming pool, fully equipped kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining, laundry facilities. Sleeps six people and there are two cots/child’s bed available.

This great summer accommodation is now available for lets by the week, Saturday to Saturday.

Services include mid-week and Saturday clean, WiFi and broadband access, pool and garden maintenance. A chef can be hired by prior arrangement.

A perfect base for St Remy and Alpilles

Oct 12

 

 

Every Wednesday morning St. Remy comes alive with the scents and colours of Provence, with its weekly market. Linens, vegetables, gourmet foods and pottery are just some of the attractions. The lively cafés invite you to linger all day soaking up the atmosphere on the boulevard.  Explore also the pretty squares of the old centre with its many restaurants and charming shops.

Oct 12

 

 

 

This traditional festival takes place on Pentecote Monday (50 days after Easter) and it is celebrated in many places if Camargue. It is called “La fete du transhumance”. In the past – when flocks of sheep are herded to their summer pastures – the journey could take up to ten days by foot. Nowadays days the transhumance is mainy ceremonial. Thousands of lambs, sheep, goats and donkeys line the streets, looked after by shepards wearning their traditional costume. There are also cheese stalls and a flea market (brocante).

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