Camping Holidays in the Riviera & Provence
Every year, on the third weekend after Easter, the town of Fréjus, celebrates the feast day of Saint Francis de Paul. This historic festival, ‘La Bravade’, includes colourful parades with locals dressed in traditional costumes accompanied by the sounds of flutes and drums. There are musical performances, as well as services in the cathedral and of course a big feast.
Cannes is home to the largest and most famous film festival in the world. Most of the action takes place at the famous Palais des Festivals, with a host of other screenings taking place all over the town. The beach is the place to see the stars. Some screenings are open to all to view.
Arguably the most coveted first-place in Formula 1! Monte Carlo's world-famous streets and hairpin bends come alive with the familiar roar of racing engines in May, surrounded by beautiful buildings and beautiful people, overlooking the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.
If it's sailing that floats your boat then head to Antibes in June! The town plays host to the grand opening of the Mediterranean Classic Yachts Regatta season. This event always attracts an avid following and there are cocktails, live music, barbeques and much more.
The ‘Fête de la Transhumance’ takes place in Castellane twice year when livestock are transferred between lowland pastures and alpine meadows. It occurs in June and then again in late October. The village will be full with goats and sheep running around the main square. 2018 dates to be confirmed.
Formula 1 racing returns to France in 2018 after a 10 year absence! The French Grand Prix will take place in the sun drenched south at the at the Circuit Paul Ricard - also known as Le Castellet - which last staged the event in 1990. France hosted the first ever grand prix in 1906 and the 2018 race is sure to draw huge crowds.
A truly diverse Arts festival, boasting over 50 official productions and many more fringes in this stunning historic city. The festival hosts some of the world's best directors and theatre companies, showing opera, dance and music performances. Les Rives du Luberon is the closest parc to this great festival.
On selected Tuesdays in July and August there is an annual world music ‘Festival de Musiques du Monde’ which is held outdoors in the grounds of Château Grimaud. 2018 dates to be confirmed.
Fréjus’ most well-know festival is the ‘Nuits Auréliennes’ - enjoy atmospheric evenings in the Roman amphitheatre, where live dramatic performances take place over two weeks in July. In 2018 performances will take place on the 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th & 31st July.
Fréjus has a whole host of events and festivals throughout the year. One of the main events not to be missed is the ‘Fête du Raisin’ in August – there are traditional dances on the steps of the cathedral, wine tastings and market stalls.
St Aygulf likes to celebrate – from culinary curiosities to spooky spectaculars and sporting sensations, there are lots of events to attend. Every year on the first Sunday of September, Saint Aygulf holds ‘La Fête Votive’, which is a religious celebration with parades through the town.
On the second weekend of September there is an eggs-traodinary event – a huge omelette is cooked to feed more than 2000 people (on La Place de la Poste), accompanied by parades and folk dancing, and of course omelette tasting.
If you’re a cycling fanatic, then make sure you head down to Frejus to see their local cycling event of the year – Roc d’Azur. Over the event period you’ll get to watch races of all distances, from 2km through to the 83km Marathon! You also get to see top mountain bike and road bike brands, providing a unique opportunity to discover the latest models and prototypes, fresh on the market.