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 – Bosch, Brueghl et Arcimboldo until 8 January

2.  Salon de Createurs 4-12 November Nimes

3. Musee Granet Aix en Provence Cezanne at Home 20 October until April

4. Richerenches Opening of truffle market 18 November

5. Avignon Blues Festival  7-14 October

6. Luberon Marathon 1 October 

7. 7-10 December Fete De Lumiere Lyon 

8. French song Festival Aix en Provence 24 Sep-7 October 

9. Fete de La Courge 05 November Rognes

10. Hotel Caumont, Aix en Provence, from 24 November Botero dialogue with Picasso

11. Until 30 September Luminessences d’Avignon

12. Fondation Van Gogh Arles, L’Entree Dans un Carierre by Van Gogh until March 2018

13 16 November Avignon Millevin – Celebration of the new vintage

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