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Summer in Valbonne: creativity & community

Summer events in Valbonne. Copyright Palomba RobertFrom open air cinema to festivals, concerts and exhibitions the picturesque town of Valbonne has really turned up the heat on this summer’s activities. Best of all: almost all of the events organised by the mairie are free of charge and open to everyone.

From 5th to 9th July, the community festival of Rue(z) & Vous will entertain and astound spectators of all ages with acrobatic and street acts at over a dozen performances around the local area.

The creative spirit continues on 13th and 14th July as Valbonne celebrates France’s national day. Music and an al fresco ball are planned for the evening of the 13th in the Place des Arcades before more solemn commemorations are held at the Place de l’Église the following day at 11am. Boules fanatics can join in with competitive play from 29th July to 15th August or join in with traditional dancing and gastronomy at the Fête la Saint Roch from 14th to 16th August.

The famous Arlette Gruss circus arrives in town on 12th August for eight days and the Big Top will be set up in Pré de la Vignasse. Tours of the circus’ zoo are also available and reservations are recommended.

With around 10 different exhibitions taking place over the next few months, Valbonne in 2017 is a dream destination for culture, art and excitement. Whether you want to study calligraphy, shop in rustic Provençal markets (every Friday from 8am to 2pm) or enjoy a film beneath the stars (Babysitting 2 at 9.30pm on 25th July and The Jungle Book at 9.30pm on 28th July), there is something for all here!