Events in Provence


The year starts off in Massif des Costes with very traditional events.

January is the month for choirs and nativity plays followed by the regional truffle and olive oil festival in Pélissanne.

February is aïoli month in Alleins along with the carnival along village streets full of colour and confetti.

The bull run season begins in spring and the arenas in Alleins and Pélissanne are lively places on Sundays to see the Camargue runs that last until September.

At Easter and just before, the floats come out onto the streets at the Corso Fleuri. There is a very picturesque day in Vernègues on Easter Monday.

Transhumance in May heralds the floral season. Flower fairs are given pride of place in the square in front of the church in Aurons. Knights do battle at the Château de La Barben for a 100% Medieval day during the Rencontres de Baucéant.

June is festivities month! There are many open-air and indoor concerts to enjoy. The fête de la Musique, the feux de la Saint Jean and the Vin et Voix festival, along with the Festival des 2 Cèdres all help to make June weekends very busy.

Which carries on in the summer with village fêtes and country balls, pétanque competitions, Camargue bull runs, abrivados (bull runs through streets) and fanfares…

Sports events mark September: the Foulées Pélissannaises and mountain biking tours in Aurons put us back into shape.

Massif des Costes also has a cultural autumn with the drama festival in La Barben, exhibitions of artists and crafts in Pélissanne and concerts to round off the year.

December is spent preparing for Christmas with all our villages decked in lights and holding their Christmas fairs. Alleins begins, followed by Château Petit Sonnailler, Pélissanne and La Barben.


The Massif des Costes is a year-long series of events!