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What's on in Provence September 2019

Our pick of the best events in Provence this month

Featured in: | Ana Hernández, Provence Editor | Published

It's been a busy summer here in Provence with plenty of great events, concerts, festivals and markets. The good news is that there's still plenty more to come. 

Here is a quick rundown of our top picks of things to see and do in Provence this September. 

Vibrations Palais des Papes

The incredible visual shows at the Palais des Papes in Avignon continue throughout September. Until October 12th, this stunning Provencal palace hosts an immersive 360º light and sound show called Vibrations every day at 21:30, with an additional performance on Fridays and Saturdays at 22:30. A different way to see Avignon's most famous sight.

Sights in Provence

Les Rencontres de la photographie, Arles

Les Recontres d'Arles carries on every day until September 22nd. The much-talked-about exhibitions in this year's show are organised in several themed sections that include, among others, 'My Body is a Weapon', 'On the Edge' and 'Happy Birthday!', celebrating the event's 50th anniversary. The sideshow Festival Voies Off showcases some of the best of upcoming talent in photography and runs on the same dates as the main festival.

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Salon de Provence Market

There are plenty of open-air markets still running across the region in all the major towns and cities. From flower markets to antiques, local produce and pottery, they take place literally on every day of the week. Take a look at the market listings on our events calendar page to search for your nearest one. 

Markets in Provence

Guided Tours of Venasque in English

You'll find guided tours in English taking place throughout September, across Provence. Whether you're looking to discover some of the secrets behind the region's best tourist attractions or a hiking adventure into nature, you'll find something suitable. Check out our events calendar.

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Jazz à Saint Remy

Jazz a Saint Remy is back celebrating its 11th anniversary this year from September 18th to 21st. You'll be able to enjoy jazz and swing with Steeve Laffont Trio, Champian Fulton Trio, Richard Galliano New Jazz Musette Quartet and Jacky Terrasson Trio in an outdoor festival setting. There will also be apéros swing every afternoon and a photography exhibition.

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Hôtel de Caumont - Centre d'Art

Two of the best exhibitions in Provence this year continue in September. In Aix-en-Provence, the Caumont Centre d'Art hosts a unique show that brings together masterpieces from the Guggenheim Foundation, including works by Degas, Cézanne, Van Gogh and Matisse. Over in Avignon, Picasso is the focus of an exhibition at the Musée Angladon. Showcasing the Spanish master's love of the performing arts, it's called "Picasso, Lever de Rideau".

Museums & Galleries in Provence

Salon en 1900

Orange celebrates its antique splendour with the Roman Festival on September 7th and 8th. A weekend of reenactments including the construction of a Roman encampment and an imperial cult ceremony. Workshops for children are also widely available, making it a great choice for the whole family. Also going back in time is Salon de Provence, although this time it's to the beginning of the 20th century. Salon en 1900 sees this town decked in Belle Epoque style clothes with parades, old games, exhibitions, guided tours and more.

History of Provence

More inspiration...

Take a look at our full events calendar for September in Provence, and find more events in Nice, Cannes, Antibes, Monaco and Saint Tropez.

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