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Festival Des Jardins

The Festival Des Jardins is currently happening across the South of France. The Festival is actually a competition between the Riviera Towns and Cities. Each Location enters a collection of bespoke gardens for judging.

The “Festivals des Jardins” is an annual event that celebrates the natural beauty and diversity of the Cote d’Azur region of France. The festival takes place between April and October and showcases a variety of gardens, both public and private, that are open to visitors for exploration and appreciation.

The festival has a different theme each year, which inspires the design and presentation of the gardens. In 2017, the festival focused on the theme of “Gardens of the Côte d’Azur in the Cinema,” which paid homage to the region’s role as a setting for many famous movies.

The festival is a great opportunity for gardening enthusiasts and nature lovers to discover new ideas and techniques for their own gardens. Visitors can explore the gardens at their own pace, taking in the scents, textures, and colors of the flora, or join guided tours to learn more about the history and significance of each garden.

In addition to the gardens, the festival also offers various exhibitions, workshops, and activities related to gardening, landscaping, and environmental conservation. These events are organized by local organizations and experts, and provide visitors with a chance to learn new skills and engage with like-minded people.

One of the highlights of the festival is the “Green Picnic” event, which takes place in one of the gardens and offers visitors a chance to relax and enjoy a meal in the midst of nature. The picnic includes locally sourced and organic foods, and is a great opportunity to savor the flavors and aromas of the region.

The “Festivals des Jardins” is a must-see event for anyone who appreciates the beauty of nature and the art of gardening

In Nice, these were at the Promenade du Paillon in the Centre of the City.

Festival Des Jardins

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Movies set in the South of France


I am Jay, the founder of Wine, Travel and Song. UK based, I set this blog up in 2016 to share my passion for food & drink, travel and music - Wine, Travel & Song. In these posts I share some of my passions in the hope that it may inspire you to go there, eat that or listen to this. In return I hope you will comment and share recommendations of where to go, what to eat and what to listen to!