Events and Entertainment in Grimaud in April 2024

Friday, April 5th: Opening of Ramon Otting’s Exhibition

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Organized by the Culture and Heritage department, Michèle Beddington is proud to present the new paintings by Ramon Otting along with a sculpture. In this new series of wildflowers by the Dutch painter and sculptor Ramon Otting (1969), the focus is on the wild and loving nature and how it follows its course. His inspiration for the wildflowers of Provence came like a flash! « Suddenly, it was summertime, and I was a child lying in a field of wildflowers completely fascinated by what I saw and heard: the colors, the beauty, but also a jungle full of buzzes and the crackling of little crickets and insects reproducing, eating, and in turn being eaten. – Annejet van der Zijl (Dutch Author).

Everything happens in the landscape, and as Ramon Otting says; « I love transferring the behavior of nature onto canvas. Being able to paint like this is like merging with nature, although there is always the feeling of shaping the image. But of course, this can never be achieved and can only happen in nature. Sometimes we go too far and fall. Then we must stop. In fact, it’s the quest we can never truly achieve the perfection of nature. We will always be confronted by our flaws and our insignificance.

But before us humans, it’s perseverance, the path toward the goal ».

The vernissage will be held on April 5th at the Maison des Arcades at 7:00 pm.
The exhibition will run from April 7th to May 28th, 2024.

Saturday, April 6th: Literary Getaway with Fabrice Humbert

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Fabrice Humbert: writer, literature professor in preparatory classes, and distinguished German speaker, is the author of « Self-Portraits in Black and White » (2001), « Biography of an Unknown » (2008), « The Origin of Violence » (2009, Renaudot Poche Prize 2010), and « Sila’s Fortune » (2011, RTL-Lire Grand Prize 2011).

He will present his latest novel « The Experience of Ghosts » published by Gallimard – Encre Marine Prize 2023, about the Franklin expedition in the Canadian North Seas in the 19th century.

A cocktail will be served during the book signing session.

Organized by the Grimaud Media Library in the Beausoleil room at 6:30 pm. Free event.

Saturday, April 13th: Story Time

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Reading time for children aged 2 and up.

Every second Saturday of the month, join us at the Media Library where a book is read and interpreted by Isabelle to introduce the world of stories to the youngest ones.
Limited to 20 people. Free of charge.
10:30 am at the temporary media library on Rue du Pré de Foire.

Saturday, April 13th, and Sunday, April 14th: 31.7 Cup

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Tuesday, April 16th: Opening of the Natalie Fischer Exhibition

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Natalie Fischer aims to shed light on traditional professions such as fishing, sheep farming, beekeeping, olive growing, and winemaking through this exhibition.

She will also host a conference with Mr. André Lanza, an olive grower, on Saturday, May 18th at 7:00 pm to present his profession.

These photos are extracted from Natalie’s book titled « Saint-Tropez: A Kaleidoscope of the Region, » published in 2022.

The exhibition will take place at the Heritage Museum, with the opening at 7:00 pm. Admission is free. The exhibition will run until September 22, 2024.

Friday, April 19th: Grimaud Musical Evenings

Philipe Depetris & Pascal Polidori, copyright Philipe Depetris & Pascal Polidori

« At Grimaud Musical Evenings, Philippe Depetris, one of France’s finest flutists, accompanied by his partner and longtime friend, the excellent guitarist Pascal Polidori (their duo spans over 30 years!), takes us on a journey to Argentina with heartfelt milongas and other melodies with delicate tremors. Instead of sharp movements, expect gentle caresses and an intoxicating aroma—the essence of the colorful streets of Buenos Aires’ port district La Boca, where the tango was born in the late 19th century. Together, they also present a bouquet of tender or voluptuous melodies inspired by the Mediterranean—its colors, dreams, endless nuances, and the sense of time passing yet lingering.
It’s pure delight ». Alain Duault

Venue: Saint-Michel Church at 9:00 pm Full price: 25 euros

Sunday, April 21st: Petanque

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Join us for a friendly moment of petanque.

Meeting at the Pont des Fées boulodrome for this boules competition.
Registration at 1:30 pm & drawing at 2:00 pm. Refreshments & grilled food available on-site.

Pont des Fées boulodrome – 1:30 pm. Free entry.

Tuesday, April 23rd: Museum Conferences

Lecture on « The Cultivation of Provence Canes » by Daniel RIGOTTI

Heritage Museum – 6:30 PM – Free admission

From April 22nd to May 5th: Horseback Riding Workshops


Activities offered:

  • Riding lessons adapted to all levels
  • Horse care and discovery of equine ethology
  • Games and fun activities around the equestrian theme

Advantages of the Workshops:

  • Building self-confidence and respect for animals
  • Enhancement of equestrian skills
  • Relaxation and connection with nature
  • Meetings and sharing with other horse enthusiasts

Dates and Prices: April 22nd to May 5th, 2024

  • Workshops available for children, teenagers, and adults
  • Themed workshop: half-day 30 euros
  • Price for gallop assessments 50 euros
  • Private lessons possible

MDME STABLES GRIMAUD, chemin de Mignonne

The Essentials

Every Monday in April: Artisanal Market of Port Grimaud

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During the Plein V’ARTS events, all craft exhibitors are authentic established or promising creators in all materials such as wood, iron, clay, leather, glass, fabric, or any other composite material.

They manufacture their products in their workshops, in France and sell them themselves.

Organized by the Plein V’Arts association. Every Monday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, at the Place des Artisans.

Every Thursday: Market in Grimaud Village

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Farmer’s markets are a must-see in Provence.

Discover the Provencal market of Grimaud every Thursday morning from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, at the church square.

Explore the village of Grimaud with our orientation trail

All year round, Grimaud gives you the opportunity to explore 4 circuits to discover the village.

Whether it’s the Initiation, Castle, Mill, or Fairy Bridge trail, have fun strolling through Grimaud by searching for the orientation course markers.

Maps are available at the Tourist Office during opening hours. This is a free activity.

Source : Grimaud Tourisme