South of France Calendar of Events and South of France Festivals
The South of France is buzzing with activity all year long with festivals and celebrations of the arts, sports, and nature. The summer months are filled with events throughout Provence.
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Cannes Film Festival
The most prestigious annual film festival in the world runs for ten days each spring in the city of Cannes. It is a gathering place for industry elite, star-gazing spectators and droves of obligatory paparazzi. Villas near Cannes
Monte Carlo Grand Prix
Of all the Grand Prix Formula 1 venues, Monte Carlo is considered the most glamorous. The Monaco Formula Grand Prix in late May has been one of the most popular sports events since its inception in 1929, with its racecourse of hairpin turns and steep hills, and non-stop partying.
Grasse Rose Festival
The city of Grasse is the perfume capital of the world, based on a long history of rose and lavender farming. This 5-day festival celebrates the rose with displays, a parade of floats, and bouquet competitions. Villas near Grasse
The arrival of summer is celebrated throughout Provence with bonfires, fireworks, bull running and concerts. Villas in Provence
Witness the strength of over 1000 athletes as they compete in this Ironman triathalon.
Nice Jazz Festival
An eclectic event covering all aspects of jazz music in an outdoor historic gallo-roman site. Experience over 500 musicians with sounds ranging from gospel and blues to fusion and urban funk. Music is nightly during the 8-day festival
Giraglia Rolex Cup Regatta
From the race start in St Tropez, sailors will race 243 nautical miles through the Mediterranean to the finish in Genoa, Italy. Villas near St Tropez
Arts in the Street
For 3 days in July, the streets of Mougins are filled with works by local artists creating an outdoor art gallery. Pablo Picasso once made his home in this delightful town known for its culinary delights and artist community.
Experience a visual and audible delight off the shores of Antibes Juan les Pins as countries compete with firework shows set to music. There are weekly shows in August
For over 50 years, Digne-les-Bains has celebrated their lavender harvest with a colorful festival for the senses. Enjoy parades, aioli, and folklorique events during the first weekend in August. Villas in Provence