Discover 3 unmissable summer 2019 events in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Provence and the French Riviera are among the most popular destinations for travellers from all over the world. At the gateway of the Mediterranean Sea and Europe, the region abounds with lively cities and authentic villages whith a rich historical heritage. Discover the region through must-see events this summer !

Jazz à Juan Festival, Antibes Juan-les-Pins

Discover the legendary jazz festival in Juan-les-Pins from July 12th to 21st!
An amazing city of the Côte d’Azur, Antibes Juan-Les-Pins offers diverse and contrasting charms. It is no coincidence that in 1960, Juan-les-Pins hosted the first Jazz Festival in Europe. Jazz had already arrived here by miracle, about 42 years earlier, making Antibes the cradle of the world myth of the ‘’Jazz years’’ and ‘’children of Jazz’’. Juan-les-Pins is certainly the perfect place to enjoy this type of music. The oldest jazz festival in Europe will feature names such as Diana Krall and Jamiroquai this summer.

For more information visit: https://www.jazzajuan.com/en-us/home.aspx (External link)

"Enclosure" exhibition at the Luma Foundation to promote Contemporary Art in Arles

In co-production with Park Avenue Armory, Luma Arles presents "Enclosure", a new video installation created by American artist Rachel Rose (born in 1986).

Shown on a specially designed holographic screen, Enclosure tells the story of a hijacking that took place in the English agrarian world of the 17th century, marking the transition from feudal system to capitalism.

Enclosure is an immersive installation enriched by a lyrical production combining close-ups of abstract images with cinematography and an original soundtrack. The work evokes a period at the heart of Rachel Rose's recent work. Enclosure will be exhibited in 2020 at Park Avenue Armory in New York. This exhibition is organized by Luma Arles, at the Parc des Ateliers, with the support of Parfums Christian Dior.

For more information visit: https://www.luma-arles.org/en (External link)

Exhibition "Caravaggio en Provence" in Cavaillon

Michelangelo Merisi detto il Caravaggio (1571-1610) or Le Caravage in French, is an Italian artist rediscovered in the 1950s by historian Roberto Longhi. Today, he is considered as one of the greatest painters of our history. He disrupted the world of Western painting and pushed the chiarocuro style (light obscure) to its climax. Martin Scorsese considers him "one of our best directors" for his use of the half-figure format (American style shot) and for the violence of his compositions that is operatic. He gave the name to a pictorial trend that had spread throughout Europe: Caravaggio.

Admire two rediscovered paintings at the Hôtel d'Agar in Cavaillon that are attributable to Caravaggio after a four-year investigation. Both paintings come from a prestigious collection: Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, one of the greatest European universalist and scholarly collectors of the early 17th century. Discover the exhibition Les Caravage de Peiresc at the Hôtel d'Agar in Cavaillon from July 18 to September 21!

For more information visit : http://www.hotel-dagar.com/blog/caravage-en-provence.htm (External link) l

Get to France from Canada

Air France (External link) , Air Canada (External link) , Air Transat (External link) , and Corsair (External link) offer year-long direct flights to Paris from select Canadian cities as well as seaonsal flights to various French cities.

WestJet (External link) offers seasonal flights to Paris from select Canadian cities.