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May 2017

Every Apr - May Antibes  06600 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Salon Antiquaires - Antiques at Antibes 'Art Fair' - Port Vauban, 41st annual (Every Apr) [Antibes antiquaires ]
1 May (holiday) Labor Day (Fête du Travail)
Every May Apt  84400 (Vaucluse) - La Cavalcade: Corso d'Apt, animations in the street, parade; Cours Lauze de Perret

Arles  13200 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Jazz in Arles, week of Jazz au Méjean

Caromb  84330 (Vaucluse) - Cherry Market, daily in May

Gordes  84220 (Vaucluse) - Light shows and concerts at the chateau or abbey: end May to early Sept

Manosque  04100 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Fête de l'Olivier - Olive tree festival

Roquebrune-sur-Argens  83520 (Var) - Fête Provençale St Pons

Roussillon  84220 (Vaucluse) - Fête - Journées de l'Ocre: Ascension

Saint Saturnin-lès-Apt  84490 (Vaucluse) - Festival de jazz en pays d'Apt

May Arles  13200 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - La Fête des Gardians; Election de la Reine d'Arles - Centre ville and arena; free (Every May)
1 May La Tour-d'Aigues  84240 (Vaucluse) - Pottery Market (Marché Potier) Terres de Provence
Every May Aigues-Mortes  30220 (Gard) - Medieval events - Les Gransd tournois d'Aigues-Morte (Jousting) (Every May)

Saint Martin-Vésubie  06450 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Annual Spring Fair (Every May)

5-7 May Grasse  06130 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Expo Rose - International Rose Festival, for 4 days (Every May) [exporose ]
8 May (holiday) VE Day (Victoire 1945)
Every 1st Sun Callas  83830 (Var) - Saint Ampile fete

Richerenches  84600 (Vaucluse) - Flower market (foire aux fleurs)

Every 1st Sat Simiane-la-Rotonde  04150 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Fête votive de Ste-Victoire (1st Sat May)
Every 1st Tarascon  13150 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Bulls - Journée taurine (bulls), Abrivado (releasing the young bulls in the village streets), Course Camarguaise; centre ville, Arenes municipales
Every 1st Sun Le Thor  84250 (Vaucluse) - Fête Traditionnelle de Thouzon
Every May Monaco  98000 (Monaco) - Grand Prix Monaco Historicque (classic automobiles) (Every May)

Saint Martin-de-Crau  13310 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Springtime Festival: Transhumance, Flea market, parades folklorique, cowboys (gardians), Carreto (Every May)

-22 May Cannes  06400 (Alpes-Maritimes) - CANNES FILM FESTIVAL - Palais des Festivals (Every May)
Every May Grimaud  83310 (Var) - Wool Market (Foire à la laine) (Every Ascension May)
Every 2nd Sun Aups  83630 (Var) - Féte
Pentecôte Mon Fontaine-de-Vaucluse  84800 (Vaucluse) - Pentecost Fête (Pentecôte Mon May)
Every 2nd half Gréoux-les-Bains  04800 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Festival d'orgues de barbarie - 30 Oct to 8 Nov
Mid Monaco  98000 (Monaco) - F1 Grand Prix Monaco (automobiles) - Race day 15 May 2016 (Mid May)
Pentecôte Mon Saint Rémy-de-Provence  13210 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Fête de la Transhumance - with sheep, goats, asses (Whit-Monday) (Pentecôte Mon May) [avignon - fete-transhumance ]
Every May Eguilles  13510 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Fete de la Transhumance; the flocks pass through the village streets. - Sheep through the village Sunday, 16h30 (Every May)

Saint Tropez  83990 (Var) - La Bravade de Saint Tropez - Traditional Provençal festival of St Tropez for over 440 years. (Every May)

Riez  04500 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Foire de Printemps - Spring Fair (Every May)

19 May Fete des Voisins - Neighborhood Festival, block parties (building parties in the cities)
May Sisteron  04200 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Fete de l'Agneau at Sisteron -Transhumance sheep festival in the streets of the town. - All day (Every May)

Banon  04150 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Fête du Fromage (cheese festival) - 24th annual, 2016 (Every May)

24-25 May Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer  13460 (Bouches-du-Rhône) - Gypsy PILGRIMAGE - Pèlerinage des gitans - procession Sainte Sara to the Seaside (Wed) (Every May)
25 May (holiday) Ascension Day (Ascension)
Every 3rd weekend Cadenet  84160 (Vaucluse) - Vineyard and Wine Feast (even year Lourmarin; odd year Cadenet)

Lourmarin  84160 (Vaucluse) - Vineyard and Wine Feast (even year Lourmarin; odd year Cadenet)

25 May Montbazin  34560 (Hérault) - Pottery Market (Marché Potier)
Every May Manosque  04100 (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) - Fête de la St Pancrace - Foire de Manosque - in town (Every May)
27 May Die  26150 (Drôme) - Pottery Market (Marché Potier) - Place du Mazet
28 May Mother's Day (Fête des Mères)
Every Beg Salernes  83690 (Var) - Pèlerinage à Saint-Barthélemy
Every Each Sat Menton  06500 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Mai Musical Concertes - Jeunes Artistes Musiciens
Every Each Sun Nice  06000 (Alpes-Maritimes) - La Fête des Mai - Cimiez jardins et Arènes
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