The International Piano Festival of La Roque d’Anthéron was born in 1981 after the meeting of two men: Paul Onoratini and Rene Martin. In 1981, the first notes rose in the park of the Florans Castle. They were played by the most famous pianists: Martha Argerich, Krystian Zimmermann, Zoltan Kocsis…
From the first edition, with hardly 12 programmed concerts, the Festival gained it's letters of nobility. The press already had announced La Roque d’Anthéron as an unavoidable village for pianists and music lovers alike.
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In order to fondly celebrate the beginning of the summer season, La Roque d’Anthéron honours the Cherry fruit with two exceptionally festive days.
There was a time when the cherry market of the village was renowned in all the region. To pay tribute to this tradition the first weekend-of June, the inhabitants of la Roque can appreciate market stalls with varied reds, vintage costumes etc..
Parades of Lipizzaners and carriage horses, as well as multiple animations, punctuate this week end. The procession of sheep allow the public to come back to a time when cattle would wander through the village and drink at the fountains.
La Roque d’Anthéron is one of the European capitals of cherry. Thus it maintains privileged links with Westhoffen in Alsace, Fougerolles in Haute Savoie or Vignola in Italy.
La Roque d’Anthéron is one of the unique places in France where you will be able to see a breeding ground of the famous Lipizzaner white horse.
Lipizzaner, who are you?
The Lipizzaner horse is renowned for its kindness. One can safely ride a Lipizzaner. It is very enduring, spontaneous, generous and frank. It is known universally, mainly through the Spanish school of Vienna where the traditions of horsemanship were preserved.
A particular breeding
Gerard and Christian Philip have always lived with horses and discovered Lipizzaners in 1982. Allured by this imperial horse, then very rare in France, they decide to develop their breeding , with 20 different mares and 5 stallions. Their farm is currently classified among larger european private breeding farms.
All their horses originate in the farm of Piber in Austria and are descendants or nearest relatives of the famous stallions of the Spanish school of Vienna.
The Country Roque Festival has welcomed thousands of fans of Country Music, coming mainly from France, but also from abroad for 9 on-going years . They are musicians, craftsmen, bikers or simply amateurs of this style of music, and they contribute to promote the reputation of our village, the quality of its reception and its festivals.
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The famous "International Luberon String Quartets Festival", the daily newspaper celebrated it's fourteenth edition in 2006. As times passes, quality and authenticity continually grow in the Luberon, this marvellous land of welcome sought by musicians and music lovers alike.
One can appreciate quartets coming from The Netherlands, Italy, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Romania or England. The 30th birthday presented the occasion to listen to quartets whose history is closely related to the festival’s, and whose regular appearance during 3 decades contributed to root them in the international musical landscape.
The concerts partly take place in the prestigious site the Silvacane abbey and in various places in Luberon.
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