Sabtu, 15 September 2012

The Many Festivals of Provence

If you are looking to immerse yourself in some local cultural events, you will be spoilt for choice by the multitude of festivals and celebrations that Provence has to offer. You can make your holiday in Provence even more enjoyable if you add at least one of the region's spectacular annual festivals to your travel itinerary.

The multitude of celebrations and religious festivals of Provence offer anyone visiting the region a unique and personal insight into the local culture and heritage that has made this area so popular with visitors from all over the world.

Avignon Festival

Witness the streets of Avignon come alive for three weeks in July with a spectacular show of performing arts and dance. The entire city turns into a stage as performers entice and excite crowds with over 40 shows being performed. The gala event takes place in the Honour Courtyard located in the Palace of the Popes, where the famous GĂ©rard Philippe once performed to crowds of cheering fans. If you are planning to take a holiday in Provence, be sure to avoid disappointment by booking your accommodation early, as this city often finds itself packed to capacity during the month of July.

Summer music festival in Lourmarin

Running from the start of July and ending in late August, this seven week summer festival showcases the talents of numerous world class chamber music orchestras and pianists. The main repertoire of the performers focuses on the works of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. When you go on holiday in Provence, be sure to book your seat at one of these spectacular classical music shows to enjoy an authentic musical experience.

Cannes Film Festival

The internationally renowned Cannes Film Festival, which is held annually on the French Riviera in May, attracts celebrities and film stars from countries all over the world. Although the main event is by invitation only, smaller screenings of independent films take place in a multitude of cinemas across the city. If you are an avid film buff on holiday in Provence, you will not be disappointed by including this glittering event on your itinerary - even if just to watch the stars arrive.

Vaison Dance Festival

Showcasing many diverse styles and dance cultures, this colourful event, which takes place in July, comes alive with expression and movement to enthral audiences of all ages. Shows take place in the magnificent Roman theatre located in the heart of Vaison-la-Romaine, whose spectacular architecture provides the perfect backdrop for this energetic festival.

The Choregies d'Orange

As night falls during the long summer evenings, famous symphonies and world class musicians converge in the magnificent Roman theatre located in Orange. With the rear theatre wall extending an impressive 103 metres across and 37 metres high, the acoustics rival any modern day musical stage. Music lovers booking their holiday in Provence will definitely want to include this event on their travel itinerary.

Liz Olkowicz is the Business Development Manager for Footprint Holidays, a tour operator, based in Surrey. If you are looking for a self-guided walking holiday in Provence look no further. Explore the countryside, beautiful coastlines and charming villages on a holiday in Provence with Footprint Holidays.

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