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What's On in Provence September 2018

Our pick of the best events in Provence this month

Ana Hernández | Provence Editor | Published


What's On in Provence September 2018

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. 

Big spectacles

The incredible visual shows at the Palais des Papes in Avignon continue throughout September. Until the end of the month, this stunning Provencal palace hosts an immersive 360º light and sound show called Vibrations every day at 21:15 and 22:15. A different way to see Avignon's most famous sight.

Sights in Provence

Photography exhibits

Les Recontres d'Arles carries on every day until the 23rd of September 2018. The much talked about exhibitions in this year's show are organised in several themed sections that include 'Make America Great Again!', 'Augmented Humanity', and 'The World As It Is'. The sideshow Festival Voies Off, showcases some of the best of photography's upcoming talent and runs on the same dates as the main festival.

Events Calendar for Provence


There are plenty of open-air markets still running across the region, in all the major towns and cities. From flower markets to antiques and 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 markets. 

Markets in Provence

Guided Tours

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

Book a Guide/Tour


Jazz a Saint Remy is back celebrating its 10th anniversary this year from the 13th to the 15th of September. Here, you'll be able to enjoy jazz, swing and even world music in an outdoor festival setting. Find the programme for this year via the event link.

Find a Bar

Art exhibits

Two of the best exhibitions in Provence this year continue in September. In Aix-en-Provence, the Musée Granet hosts a unique show that brings together masterpieces by Picasso and Picabia, highlighting their similarities and their differences. Over in Avignon, collections and documents from museums and archives all around town have been selected by Christian Lacroix for a one-of-a-kind event, Mirabilis, where the art pieces are as important as the curator's vision.

Museums & Galleries in Provence

More inspiration...

Take a look at our full events calendar for September in Provence, and find more events in NiceCannesAntibesMonaco and Saint Tropez.

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Events Calendar for Provence