Octobre en Provence
With the grape harvest long done due to a very dry summer, locals are concentrating on the olive harvest this month. You’ll drive by olive groves and see wooden ladders hidden among the trees. Furthermore, the olives vertes cassées made by many people still at home have appeared in supermarkets and every store. Due to the dry weather, the harvest will be smaller this year. Some people are picking just with buckets rather than using the traditional method of laying nets around the trees to gather the fruit.
In October, we celebrate the arrival of squash and the beginning of the soup season. The weekly markets are slowing down, but there’s still plenty to see and do in Provence. If it’s a sunny day, temperatures can easily get up to the high 20’s so if you’re visiting, bring attire for all eventualities.
Here is my list of the October Events in Provence. Please feel free to add any events in the comments section from your area of France, or even abroad!