Events and activities in Grimaud in February 2024

Friday, February 2nd: Introduction to the Marseille Tarot

From 10 am to 1 pm, introductory workshop to the authentic Marseille Tarot by Hedwige Simonet. The tarot was created in the Middle Ages to help people who could neither read nor write understand the difficulties they were experiencing, unlike an oracle that may predict the future. The tarot recounts the evolution of the individual from birth, through the various stages of life. It is a « book of life psychology. » Hedwige will outline the main lines of the 22 major arcana. Bring your tarot if you have one!
Cost: €10/person.
Registration via email at or by phone: 06 78 88 64 48.

Friday, February 2nd, opening reception for the Elke de Mol exhibition

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Elke de Mol is a painter graduated from the Fine Arts of Cologne (Germany). She opened a gallery in 1970 in Versailles, and in 1993, L’Atelier 11 in Saint-Tropez.

She has participated in numerous exhibitions and various artistic events in France, Germany, USA, Brussels, Switzerland, Sweden, Japan, Norway, and Spain.

In 2007 and 2009, documentaries aired on German television recounting her life and works. She met Salvador Dali in 1968 in Cadaqués and later encountered the German painter Hartung in Saint-Tropez.

She traveled with her husband Jacques de Mol, also a painter, who exhibited for the last time at Demeure Sellier before his passing in 1996. Three of his paintings are exhibited there in his honor.

The exhibition will take place at Maison des Arcades, Impasse du Balladou, at 5:30 pm.

From Friday, February 2nd to Sunday, February 4th: Truffle Festival

Grimaud hosts its 12th gastronomic truffle market: Truffe en fête !

A quintessential seasonal product, truffle holds a significant place in the hearts of the Varois. It magnifies in the most delightful way the flagship products of our region, and it’s no coincidence that many of our restaurants feature it prominently on their winter menus. Conveying values inherent to a « refined terroir, » it was natural for Grimaud to associate its image with this delicious tuber.

Of course, truffle reigns supreme this weekend, but also cheeses, charcuterie, foie gras, wines, champagnes, prestigious rums and spirits, chocolates, nougats will be present at the market. And all around them, there will be animations and must-attend events: truffle hunting demonstrations by a truffle dog, culinary demonstrations, guided tours, concerts, and even raffles will punctuate the days…

Don’t miss this now traditional rendezvous centered around truffle!

Tuesday, February 6th: Opening reception for Martine Alison’s exhibition

Copyright Martine Alison

Martine Alison is a contemporary French figurative painter. She is drawn to elegance, simplicity, and the beauty of lines.

Martine Alison’s art is characterized by vivacity and proximity. Her work is associated either with a very colorful, voluminous natural setting, or both. Her outdoor scenes are vibrant and lively, teeming with flourishing plants. Incredibly rich in inspiration, her paintings show us a world filled with ideas bordering on naivety, guiding us towards a delicate sensuality.

Born in 1959 in France, Martine Alison has exhibited her works nationally and internationally, including in the United States, Italy, and Taiwan.

The opening reception will take place at 5:30 pm at the Heritage Museum.

Saturday, February 10th: Guinguette Tartiflette at Espace Pierre Basset

Reserve your tartiflette before February 7th to savor this delightful mountain dish that will warm your taste buds. For a complete immersion, don your ski gear or warm attire and let yourself be transported into the wintry atmosphere of this day. Explore the stands of the exhibitors who have delicious surprises in store for you. We look forward to welcoming many of you for this friendly and musical escapade.

Discover Côté fleurs by Laure, La Cabane de Pascale, So Salad so Pizza, Larô Sushi, Domaine La Pertuade, and the Biscuiterie Gourmands et Gourmets. Each one will offer you a unique experience!

Don’t forget to enjoy a glass of mulled wine to complete this winter experience. Make the most of this day where gastronomy, conviviality, and music come together.

Reservation at 06 64 27 21 21. Price: €10.

Saturday, February 17th: Tribute Concert to Sade

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The band Story Of presents their musical event « The Tribute to Sade » in concert.

Sade is a British music group formed in 1982 in London, named after its lead singer Sade Adu. Their music incorporates elements of Soul, Smooth Jazz, and Pop.

Venue: Salle Beausoleil at 8:30 pm. Reservation required via SMS at 06 30 33 62 16.

Sunday, February 18th: Children’s Carnival

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The Grimaud Carnival returns in 2024 for a day full of color and confetti with many activities on the theme of pirates!

Get ready with your family or friends, prepare your best costumes for this occasion. The event starts at 2:30 pm.

Friday, February 23rd: « The Grand Prayers of the Opera » by Norah Amsellem (soprano) & Magali Pyka de Coster (harp)

The charm, sensitivity, expressiveness, and pure beauty of soprano Norah Amsellem’s voice will be showcased in some of the most beautiful prayers and « Ave Marias » offered by opera composers. Partnering with the greatest stars of the lyrical art from Plácido Domingo to Roberto Alagna, Norah Amsellem has performed on the world’s most prestigious stages, from the Metropolitan Opera in New York to La Scala in Milan, Covent Garden in London, and the Opéra Bastille in Paris. Appreciated for her sense of emotion and the dramatic intensity she brings to her roles, she shares this concert with the intense or crystalline sounds of the harp played by Magali Pyka de Coster, a graduate of the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold, Germany. She is the creator of the « International Harp Encounters, » a European gathering that brings together the elite of this instrument. A unique combination for beautiful emotions!

Venue: Saint-Michel Church at 6:30 pm. Tickets are €25 each, free for children under 10 years old.

Every Thursday: Market in Grimaud Village

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The markets are a must-visit in Provence.

Find the Provençal market in Grimaud every Thursday morning from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, at the church square.

Orienteering Race in the Village of Grimaud

All year round, Grimaud offers four circuits for you to discover the village! Whether it’s the Introduction, Castle, Mill, or Fairy Bridge circuit, explore Grimaud while adding a fun twist by searching for the orienteering markers.

Maps are available at the Tourist Office during opening hours (provided against an identity document) or you can download the document below in the « documentation » section.

This activity is free of charge.