Times of year in Provence
Southern France is fantastic all year round. Here you can read more about what to expect and experience regarding the nature and activities at the four different seasons in Provence.
March, April and May – mid season perfect for an extended wekkend – 15-20 degrees.
- The mimosas and the trees burst into bloom
- Great hiking conditions and temperatures
- Film festival in Cannes
- Formel 1 Grand Prix in Monaco
- Heated pool
The spring season is characterised by the fact that everything is blooming. For Provence that means spring markets and festivals. The markets celebrate the strawberrys from Carpentras and the asparagus from Mormoiron. For the festivals the Provence people often wear beautiful national costumes and dance to the sound of tambourines.
In the last weekend of April the festival ’Rare Plants and Natural Gardens’ is celebrated.
October and November – mid season perfect for an extended weekend – 15-20 degrees.
- Sailing competitions and a sailor’s fair in Nice
- The Beaujolais is brought out
- Defoliation begins in late November
- Heated pool
The fall season is the season of wine and truffles. In Côtes du Rhone, Luberon and Ventoux the people are busy harvesting grapes and when reaching November, it’s the time for truffles. The people of Carpentras and Richerenches organise 3 truffle festivals all together. Read more here.