Festivals and events

In Mars

Fair photo of Nimes :

Fair photo

The 34th exhibition of photographic and cinematographic antiques will be held in Nîmes March 1er, 2020 - 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 in Cévennes:

Festival of Fira

The Spring demonstration takes place this year from May 10 to 13, 2018, 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 "of FIRA" - Possibility of consulting and of downloading the catalog of the proposed hikes.

Pélerinage of the Gypsies to Saintes Marie de la Mer :

Pelerinage of the Gypsies

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:

Celebration of nature

The 14th edition of the Festival of Nature will take place across France from May 20 to 24, 2020.

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 :

Celebration of ponds

The next Festival of Ponds (5nd edition) will run from 30 May to 7 June 2020.

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".

Festival of the Camargue :

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 12th edition will take place from 7 to 12 May 2020.

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

In June

** Festival of the Transhumance in Espérou:

Festival of the transhumance

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 28th festival of transhumance will take place on 16 June 2019 in l'Espérou.

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

In June

Photographic meetings "Regard Ventoux et Baronnies" :

Meeting photo of Ventoux Baronnies

Fauna and Flora - In a majestic environment. Another look at the Ventoux and the Baronnies.

3nd edition of the Festival photo Ventoux Baronnies from 5 to 7 June 2020 in Montbrun Les Bains (Drôme) and Aurel (Vaucluse).

For more information see the site of it "Regard Ventoux Baronnies".

In July

** Photographic meetings of Arles :

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 2019 edition of this event will run from 01 July to 22 September 2019.
EXPOSURE : 1 July au 22 September 2019
WEEK OPENING : 1 July to 7 July 2019.

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

In September

Festival of Photo "Phot'Aubrac' :

Festival photo of Phot Aubrac

Created in 2003 by a local association, the Phot'Aubrac festival is a photo festival dedicated to professionals and photography lovers as to lovers of our territory.
The 2020 edition of the festival will take place from 17 to 20 September 2020. The exhibitions are distributed around Nasbinals, Aubrac, Saint-Urcize, Marchastel, either the three departments of Lozère, Aveyron and Cantal.

For more information see the site of it Festival Phot'Aubrac

In October

** Party of the Onion and the apple in Vigan:

The fair of the Apple and Onion takes place the 4th Sunday of October. The 26ème edition fair of Apple and Onion will be held October 27, 2019 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 :

Photographic encounters of St Martin de Crau

Meetings of wildlife and nature photography, in Saint Martin de Crau from September 25 to October 27, 2019.

The House of Hunting and Nature, the Crau Ecomuseum and the Vigueirat Marshes are joining forces this year to organize the Nature and Nature Photographic Meetings 2019.
Maison de la chasse et de la nature :
Mas de la Samatane - RN 113 - 13310 Saint Martin de Crau - Tél 04 90 55 12 56.
Ecomusée de la Crau :
2 Place Léon Michaud, 13310 Saint-Martin-de-Crau - Tél 04 90 47 02 01
Marais du Vigueirat :
Mas Thibert, Chemin de l étourneau, 13104 Mas-Thibert - Tél 04 90 98 70 91

In November

Feast of Shepherds in Istres :

The 45th shepherd Festival will take place in Istres from 7 to 22 November 2020.

The festival of shepherds in Istres, is a tribute to the Provençal tradition, the transhumance and the land of the crau. Over the years, a must-attend event, the Shepherd's Festival attracts thousands of people each year, lovers of the Provençal tradition and its costumes.

For more information see the site of it "Fête des bergers et des traditions".

** dates not yet known...