Don’t Miss Peak Lavender & Sunflower Season in Provence

Don’t Miss Peak Lavender & Sunflower Season in Provence

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 itineraries, be sure to check out one of these entertaining events!

Summer Festival Highlights

Aix-en-Provence (July 4-24) – 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 6-24) – 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 (August 1-5) – 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 (August 3-5) – 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.

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7-NIGHT CRUISE

CRUISE FROM : LYON TO ARLES
From romantic cities to foodie havens and artistic epicenters, this itinerary enlivens all your senses. Starting from Lyon, France’s culinary capital, savor the beauty of legendary vineyards and imbibe in local vintages like Beaujolais and Côtes du Rhône. Enjoy hunting for truffles, refining your Provençal cooking skills, and learning how to pair chocolate with wine. Trace the steps of famous artists in Arles and Avignon and be inspired!
COUNTRIES: , FRANCE
RIVERS: RHONE

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AT A GLANCE
On our cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.

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