Provence Guide – Autumn Events

Provence Guide by Provence Guru, the essential guide to what to see and do in Provence this Autumn

Provence is a wonderful place to visit in Autumn. In the vineyards the leaves of the vines are turning golden, the sun is still warm, but the fierce heat of summer is forgotten. Tourists can walk the streets of Aix, Avignon and Arles without the hassle of dealing with the summer crowds. In short it’s the perfect time to explore and attend events.

Autumn highlights include a light show on the walls of the Palais du Pape, the Millevin celebration of the new harvest also in Avignon, and the opening of the Truffle season in Richerenche at the beginning of November. As always a visit to the Carrieres des Lumieres in Les Baux de Provence is recommended. Visitors enjoy a multi-media art show with works by famous painters set to music and projected onto the walls of the old quarry. In the centre of Aix en Provence the Hotel Caumont is also well worth a visit.

Major Autumn events for 2016 are listed below the photo gallery.

Click on any photo to enter media gallery. All links to events are listed at the bottom of this page.

Links to event information:

1. Carrieres de Lumieres – Chagall Songs of a Summer Night until 8 January

2.  Salon de Createurs 5-13 November Nimes

3. Provence Prestige: exhibition in Arles of the art of living in Provence 24-28 November

4. Aix en Provence Foundation Vasarely permanent exhibition of 44 works of Vasarely

5. Musee Granet Aix en Provence Bernex, Rever, Rousseau 19 Nov to 19 February and Henri Cueco 3 Dec to 19 February

6. Richerenches Opening of truffle market Saturday 19 November

7. Avignon Blues Festival  14-15 October

8. Luberon Marathon 1 October 

9. 5-8 December Fete De Lumiere Lyon 

10. French song Festival Aix en Provence 30 Sep-8 October 

11. Marseille Musee Regards De Provence – Wonders of Orientalism until 21 Dec

12. Fete de La Courge Early November Rognes

13. Marilyn Monroe photos from 22 October

14. Until 2nd October Luminessences d’Avignon

15. Urs Fischer Exhibition Fondation Van Gogh Arles until end Janaury

16 17 November Avignon Millevin – Celebration of the new vintage

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