The Alpilles offer a wide choice of concerts, exhibitions, festivals, flea markets and garage sales that will make your stay an unforgettable experience. Discover the cultural programme of the Alpilium, a festival and entertainment venue in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, which offers comedy shows, concerts, theatre and also shows for the little ones all year round. Don’t miss the Jazz Festival, rendez-vous of the year for amateurs of Jazz, or the Organa Festival, featuring organ concerts in the Collegiate Saint-Martin Church. Immerse yourself in the ancient site of Glanum during the Glanum Festival. Share traditional events with the villagers; the “Fête de la Transhumance” (“Transhumance Festival”), where hundreds of sheep parade through the village centre, or the famous “Carreto Ramado” (“flower cart”), during the Saint-Eloi, Saint-Roch and Saint-Jean festivals. During the summer season, Maussane-les-Alpilles hosts the” Fête du Temps Retrouvé” (“Festival of Times Retrieved”). In Mouriès, olive oil is honoured with the “Fête des Olives Vertes” (“Green Olives Festival”) and the “Fête de l’Huile d’Olive Nouvelle” (“Festival of the New Olive Oil”).
All year round, you will find traditional and cultural events in each village of the Alpilles.
Every Monday of Pentecost
(End of May or beginning of June)
Every year, it brings together all the breeders of the region and their flocks. Hundreds of ewes, lambs and rams, accompanied by shepherds in traditional costume, parade around the town centre in the morning.
All day long, flea market and cheese fair.
3rd weekend of September
Jazz à St Rémy is the renewal of a jazz festival which was one of the most interesting among the French festivals of the 1970s and 1980s; a modern festival that takes into account the history of jazz in all its aspects as well as its various inspirations.
Last weekend in September
Created to honour the town's patron saint, the Festival of Saint Remy de Provence brings together lovers of Provençal traditions.
They take place every year for 5 intense days.
Races in the bullring and the release of bulls in the streets, balls and fireworks take place in the streets of the town centre.
3rd weekend of September
From Saturday onwards, the numerous local producers present will invite you to taste broken olives under the shade of the plane trees in the Cours Paul Révoil; salonenques, with their very special flavor which has been protected by an PDO label since 1997.
Several days of festivities with concerts, abrivados, Camargue races, a special children's day, meals and funfair.
From July to September
From July to September, the ORGANA Festival brings together the best organists from around the world, and also organizes other concerts with the help of the "Association des Amis de l'Orgue de Saint-Rémy-de-Provence".
Every 15th August at 10.30 Am
The Carreto Ramado is a magnificent cart decorated with fruit tree foliage, fruit and vegetables, which presents all the agricultural products of Saint Remy and the surrounding area. It is pulled by draft horses, beautifully harnessed in Saracen style, and harnessed one behind the other.
This beautiful show is an opportunity to understand the attachment of the Provençal peasant world to the draught horse.