What to do this winter in Provence? Find in this article the events not to be missed this season: festivals, exhibitions, traditional festivals, fairs and markets …
Passion Horse in Avignon – January 18th to 22nd 2017
It is one of the most important salons on the horse in France. More than 1200 horses and their riders meet for a week at the Parc Expo d’Avignon with a program of competitions, demonstrations and shows, the most important of which is the Gala des Crinières d’Or, a major art scene Riding in Europe. Nearly 250 exhibitors are also present for their products and services around the world of horse riding and horse riding.
More information : http: //www.cheval- passion.com/
Feast of the truffle in Pernes les Fontaines – Sunday 29 January from 9 am to 6 pm
Organized by the association Truffolio, this event brings together passionate, professional and gourmands around the truffle. On the program, a market with truffles and local produce, demonstrations of cavage, tasting of truffles, a conference and a cookery course led by chef Claude Lambert at the Augustins cultural center.
Roquemaure’s Lovers’ Day – February 10th to 12th
The Roquemaure lovers’ festival is intimately linked to the vineyard. In 1868, the Bishop of Nîmes reported to Roquemaure the relics of Saint-Valentin to help the winegrowers to cross the Phylloxera crisis and watch over the city. A great feast in honor of the saint is given. It is to celebrate again Valentin who watches over the city that for more than 25 years takes place the festival of lovers and the kiss to Roquemaure. The Festivities revolve around a true 19th-century historical re-enactment, with street parades and street entertainment, an old-fashioned market and barrel organ concerts. Every year, the festival welcomes nearly 20,000 people. In France, it is one of the first events in terms of attendance for Valentine’s Day.
More information : http: // www.espritprovence.com/saint-valentin-roquemaure
The Hivernales in Avignon – February 18th to 25th 2017
An emblematic dance festival featuring performances and artistic performances as well as internships, exhibitions, lectures, debates and an open stage. Many well-known and lesser-known talents come together every year to celebrate this great event dedicated to dance in all its forms.
More information : http: //www.hivernales- avignon.com/