Fill your summer with theater, music and dance in Provence where there’s a festival for everyone.

Visiting Provence during the summer festival season is a must-do on everyone’s ultimate travel bucket list. You can expect amazing food, wonderful outdoor theater and great music in spectacular settings. All through the summer months, you’ll also find lots of mini festivals and farmers markets throughout the region that are full of regional specialties, the freshest produce, and Provençal goods such as lavender, tablecloths, clothes and more.

The South of France is bursting with rich culture, punctuated every summer by a host of festivals throughout Provence. If you choose to explore the region on your own before or after our Colors of Provence or Essence of Burgundy & Provence itineraries, be sure to check out one of these entertaining events!

Summer Festival Highlights

  • Aix-en-Provence (July) – The most famous French festival celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. Be dazzled by the talent of larger than life voices with classical and modern opera concerts and theater performances by phenomenal European artists.
  • Avignon Festival (July) – Head to the courtyard of the Palace of the Popes for one of Europe’s most famous theater festivals, with performances and talks given by renowned actors.
  • Avignon Jazz Festival (End of July/early August) – Tap your foot to the beat of jazz ensembles at this swingin’ showcase held in the Carmes Cloister, a springboard for young European musicians.
  • Chateauneuf-du-Pape Fete de la Veraison (Early August) – Travel back to the Middle Ages with a large arts and crafts market, costumed entertainers, street combats, puppet shows, wandering minstrels and more, plus taste the nectar of the city in its wine cellars.

Contact your travel advisor or call 800-626-0126 to reserve your Colors of Provence or Essence of Burgundy & Provence river cruise today!


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