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URBAN GUIDE

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February 2024

Provence

Terre de jeux 2024 !

On 8 May 2024, the Olympic flame will begin its French journey in Marseille. To celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Games, a host of events will be taking place throughout Provence. . Mark your calendars!

By Mathilde Hingray

Carnaval de Marseille

For more than 30 years, Carnival has been one of Marseille’s most festive and participatory events. It’s a major collective celebration that brings together all the districts of the city and the entire social network: associations, schools, hospitals, amateur artists, socio-cultural facilities, etc. To the delight of young and old alike, the Carnival will be celebrating the arrival of the Olympic Games.

4 mai, 14h à 17h

Vieux-Port de Marseille

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Carnaval de Marseille. © Ville de Marseille
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© Paris 2024 /Ian Hanning

Arrivée de la flamme olympique

As tradition dictates, the Olympic flame will be lit by the rays of the sun during a ceremony in the sanctuary of Olympia in Greece, where the ancient Games were held. It will then sail across the Mediterranean aboard the famous Belem to Marseille, where it will visit some of the outstanding sites that have contributed to France’s reputation. 788 torchbearers will criss-cross France to carry the flame. They include Jean-Pierre Papin and Valentin Rongier, who will be honouring OM, Olympic medallist swimmer Fabien Gilot and Michelin-starred chef Alexandre Mazzia. Its arrival will be synonymous with festivities and celebrations in many relay stations. 

Cassis, Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Toulon, La Seyne-sur-Mer, les Ocres de Rustrel, Mont Ventoux, Orange, Sorgues, Avignon…

À partir du 8 mai - paris2024.org

Bâtisseurs de rêves ATHOMiques

In Avignon, on the façade of the Palais des Papes, this creation transcends disciplines and backgrounds. At the crossroads of climbing and façade dance, it combines the talent of amateurs, medal-winning climbers from the ATHOM association and artists from the Lézards Bleus-Antoine Le Menestrel company. An original and sporting creation!

Jusqu’au 19 juin 

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Bâtisseurs de rêves ATHOMiques : un spectacle qui mêle danse et escalade.

Semi-marathon des 3 C

This 21-kilometre run will take runners from Caderousse to Courthézon via Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The race is part of the 2024 calendar of races in the Vaucluse region, and is available in ‹children’s› and ‹leisure› versions.

19 mai, 9h

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Les quatre saisons. © Agathe Poupeney

Les Quatre Saisons chorégraphiées

Le Concert de la Loge and Julien Chauvin have teamed up with choreographer Mourad Merzouki to rediscover Vivaldi’s famous Four Seasons, directed by Coline Serreau. This visual, scenographic and choreographic creation resizes the baroque work and reintegrates the narrative and theatrical dimension of the score while breaking the codes of the concert. This creation will involve 7 dancers from Pôle en scènes and Adage, including 4 breakdancers and 3 contemporary dancers.

17 avril, 19h

380 avenue Max Juvénal, Aix-en-Provence

C’est Beau !

Created by the companies DK-BEL and 6eSens, this is an inclusive and participatory choreographic piece. It highlights the notion of Beauty, a vector of personal, collective and universal emotion. 12 dancers from different cultures, with and without disabilities, offer the world a unique and sensitive vision of beauty. This participative cultural action highlights the values of Olympism, where the notions of heritage and surpassing oneself predominate, as do education, participation and transmission. 

8 et 9 juin 

3 rue de La Chapelle, 83210 Sollies-Toucas 

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C’est Beau : Ensemble, c’est toujours plus beau !© Stéphane Lasserre (Permgenspace photographie)

La grande fête des véloroutes

Join us for a day of festivities on the 3 cycle routes developed by the Département (ViaRhôna, Via Venaissia, du Calavon). At 1pm, there will be a friendly gathering at the old Aubignan-Loriol railway station, where a «cycling village» will be set up.

14 avril, 10h à 17h

« Faites vos Jeux »

Organised by the town of Valréas in partnership with local sports associations, this summer event promises to be both festive and sporting! What’s on the programme? A five-kilometre colour run through the town’s main sports facilities, a DJ night and fireworks. 

1er juin

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