Festivals and events

In Mars

Fair photo of Nimes :

The 31th exhibition of photographic and cinematographic antiques will be held in Nîmes March 5, 2017 - Centre hotelier Ville active, at the Grand Hotel de Nimes (ex.Holiday Inn) motorway exit Nîmes Ouest, from 9h to 16h..

This exhibition of photography is traditionally held the first weekend of March at the Holiday Inn City Center hotel active.
Wooden rooms, cameras, projectors, old photographs, books are on the menu for this event.


In May

Festival of the Hike:

The Spring demonstration takes place this year from May 25 to 28, 2017, and allows to discover Cevennes, with many conviviality. For more than 25 years, the FIRA invites you to traverse the Cévennes for the pleasure of the hike and the discovery. More than about forty hikes with theme are proposed; hikes for the family and for the children of hikes with hogback.

For more information see the site of it "du FIRA" - Possibility of consulting and of downloading the catalog of the proposed hikes.

Pélerinage of the Gypsies to Saintes Marie de la Mer :

This demonstration takes place every year on May 24th at 25th,but also the third weekend of October. We lead in Procession to the sea, Sara, the Boss of the Gypsies. Sara's statue, carried by the Gypsies, up to the sea, symbolizes the wait and the reception of Saints Marie Jacobé and Salomé. This pélerinage is the occasion of various animations and festivities.

For more information see the site of it "www.camargue.fr"

Celebration of Nature:

The 10th edition of the Festival of Nature will take place across France from May 17 to 21, 2017.

The Nature Festival was created in 2007 on the initiative of the French Committee of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Wild Earth magazine with the objective, together, celebrate nature each year.

For more information see the site of it "Fête de la Nature".

Celebration of ponds :

The next Festival of Ponds (2nd edition) will run from 3 June to 11 June 2017.

An event organized by the National Society for Protection of Nature (SNPN) with support of Pole relay inland wetlands ponds and alluvial valleys.
Ponds are fantastic wet micro-areas: Biodiversity supports key elements of weft green and blue, not to mention the multiple services they provide to humans! Because of their small size, they are wonderful teaching materials. However as all wetlands, ponds are threatened ... 90% of them have disappeared over the last century.

For more information see the site of SNPN "Fête des mares".


In June

En Juin

Festival of the Camargue :

It is in the heart of the regional natural park of Camargue, in a remarkable and fragile space, between the Rhone and the sea, that takes place the Festival of the Camargue and the Delta of the Rhone. More than one hundred nature outings are planned.

The 9th edition will take place from 2 to 6 June 2017.

For more information see the site "Official website of the Camargue Festival".


Festival of the Transhumance in Espérou:

This festival takes place every year on Saturdays, in approximately of June 15th in Espérou, close to the Mount Aigoual, and gathered several herds. Some villages of Cevennes still preserve several herds of sheeps immortalizing a transhumance millennium.
This festival is organized by the Ovine Labor union(Syndicate) of the breeders of the Gard, the Farmers' association of the Gard and with the cooperation of numerous partners.

We find with pleasure highly-rated festive of this festive event, and ewes always well dolled up.
A time threatened, the transhumance is again promoted through its important role in maintaining the landscape and preserving the Cevennes small built heritage and their classification by UNESCO.

An annual meeting not to be missed: This 26th festival of transhumance will take place on 10 June 2017 in l'Espérou.

For more information see the site of it "Office de Tourisme du Mont Aigoual Causses Cévennes".


In July

Photographic meetings of Arles :

This demonstration(appearance), is of international fame. Numerous exposures installed in patrimonial places of the city of Arles, as well as numerous training courses and workshop under the directive of big photographers are opened to all.
These meetings are followed by exposure which takes place until September.
The 2017 edition of this event will run from 03 July to 24 September 2017. EXPOSURE : 3 July au 24 September 2017/ WEEK OPENING : 3 July to 9 July 2017.

For more information see the site of it "Les Rencontres d'Arles Photographie."

The Silences of Ventoux :

6ème festival photo of animal and nature, to Sault in Provence from 14 to 17 July 2016.

Indoor and outdoor exhibitions by many photographers. This festival is a celebration of wilderness of the planet and of Mont Ventoux.

For more information see the site of it "Les Silences du Ventoux".


In October

Party of the Onion and the apple in Vigan:

Exhibition of the Apple and Onion takes place for more than 20 years the 4th Sunday of October. The 2015 edition Fair of Apple and Onion will be held Sunday, October 24 and 25, 2015 at Vigan, from 10 am till 6 pm, and celebrates two flagship products of the region: the soft Onion of cévennes, and the apple of cévennes.

For more information see the site of it "Tourist Office of Vigan."

Photographic Encounters Saint Martin de Crau :

7th edition of photographs and animal nature in Saint Martin de Crau in Provence from September 28 to October 29, 2016.

At the house hunting and nature - Mas de la Samatane - RN 113 - 13310 Saint Martin de Crau - Tél 04 90 55 12 56.