The Provençal Festival boasts dozens of venues stretching between Montpellier and Menton, selected according to the precise nature and availability of each participating ensemble. We also work in collaboration with summer series and festivals throughout the region. Here are a few of our principal venues:
CATHÉDRALE ST. SAUVEUR, AIX-EN-PROVENCE
Founded in 123BC by the Romans, Aix-en-Provence is a picturesque spa town famous for its artistic heritage (the town has been home to Cézanne, Zola and Hemingway to name but a few), vibrant market squares and a thriving university and cultural scene.
The Cathédrale de St-Sauveur is a national momument of France, begun in the 12th Century and containing parts of a baptistry dating from the 6th Century AD.
CHATEAU DE LA TOUR D'AIGUES
This magnificent Castle courtyard dating from the Renaissance has a spectacular view over vineyards and fields. The huge courtyard is home to a series of concerts and cultural events throughout the summer months that are well attended by locals and tourists alike.
The Chateau also has a more intimate terrace which is suited for bands and smaller ensembles.
ARLES (FESTIVAL RUES EN MUSIQUE)
Home to Vincent Van Gogh, Arles is the capital of the Camargue region of Provence and boasts a beautifully preserved roman amphithetare from the 1st Century AD, seating 20,000 spectators and still in use today.
Perform to thousands in the splendid Theatre Antique, Place de la République or Place Voltaire as part of the town's summer music festival Rues en Musique.
COLLEGIALE NOTRE DAME DES ANGES AND COUR DE CAMPREDON, ISLE-SUR-LA-SORGUE
'The Venice of Provence', Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is an enchanting town built on canals, famous for its ancient water wheels and weekly antiques market.
The Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges at the heart of the town is a golden church with a wonderful acoustic, watched over by an array of angels. Enjoy a wander around the narrow streets and bridges, have a paddle in the water, an ice-cream in the square and why not take the chance to top up your antiques collection..
KiosqueS à Musique, Cannes & antibes
Inaugurated on 14th July 1880, the Municipal Bandstand in Cannes is found at the heart of La Croisette, on the main square surrounded by cafes, bars and trendy restaurants and just metres from the shore and the famous Palais des Festivals.
Opened for the Fete de la Musique in 2017, the Kiosque on Place Nationale, Antibes is also perfect for a warm summer's evening concert with a large and enthusiastic local crowd.
La Citadelle, Villefranche-sur-Mer
A jewel of the French Riviera, Villefranche-sur-Mer is an authentic, charming fishing village nestled in between Nice and Monaco.
Their magnificent 16th Century Citadel houses a natural outdoor theatre, with an unrivalled view over the yacht-sparkled harbour and Mediterranean sea and Cour Volti, an intimate and colourful courtyard framing the Museum Volti.
Abbaye de St. Michel à Frigolet, Tarascon
The Abbaye de Frigolet is a stunning 12th-Century abbey still run by St Augustine monks, in the heart of the countryside between Arles and Avignon.
The concert venue is the Abbey’s vast Basilique, which never fails to impress by its marvellous acoustics and exquisite décor.
Please visit our Gallery page for photos of more venues used regularly by the Festival.