DATES FOR THE DIARY
RUGBY WORLD CUP
Whereas all eyes shall be on Paris for the Olympic Video games in 2024, these curious about rugby shall be focusing their attentions on Provence and the Côte d’Azur for subsequent yr’s 2023 Rugby World Cup. The area is internet hosting tenof the scheduled matches throughout September and October, together with six in Marseille and 4 in Good, with highlights together with England taking over Argentina in a pool match in Marseille on Sept 9, and South Africa enjoying towards Scotland in Marseille on Sept 10. England shall be in motion towards Japan in Good on Sept 17, whereas Wales can even play in Good on Sept 16. The French group shall be enjoying in Marseille towards a pool qualifier on Sept 21. Different matches are being held in Bordeaux, Lille, Nantes, Toulouse and venues round Paris, with the ultimate going down at Stade de France in Paris on October 28. The inventor of contemporary rugby, Englishman William Webb Ellis, who died 150 years in the past in 1872, is buried in Menton, a number of miles up the coast from Good, close to the border with Italy. For particulars on tickets, go to rugbyworldcup.com/2023.
FEBRUARY 10-26, 2023
With a historical past courting again to 1873, the Good Carnival is without doubt one of the largest in France with the two-week occasion attracting over one million guests. A particular theme is chosen every year, with native artists creating 18 floats and different collectible figurines in conventional papier- mâché, typically depicting animals or flowers, which parade the streets
in a sequence of vibrant parades which occur day and evening. The theme for 2023 shall be ‘Treasures of the World’.
EASTER MUSIC FESTIVAL, AIX-EN- PROVENCE,
MARCH 31-APRIL 16
Celebrating its tenth yr in 2023, the Competition de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence has rapidly established itself as one the classical music scene’s hottest festivals, attracting main orchestras, famend virtuosos, well-known conductors and composers from everywhere in the world. With someof the city’s most well-known venues, together with the imposing Saint-Sauveur Cathedral, offering a backdrop to live shows and recitals, its presents a feast for all of the senses. For extra particulars, go to festivalpaques.com.
FLY: British Airways operates common companies to Good and Marseille. Easyjet flies to Good, Toulon and Marseille and Ryanair from a number of cities within the UK to Marseille.
DRIVE: The south of France is a 10- hour drive from the Eurotunnel or ferry ports, taking the motorway all the best way by way of Reims, Dijon, Beaune and Lyon.
For additional info on vacation itineraries, inns, issues to do and locations to see within the Provence and the Côte d’Azur area,
For additional info go to www.provence-alpes-cotedazur.com