The Festival Des Mots: A Summer Event In The Alpes-maritimes
The Festival des Mots is the flagship event of the Alpes-Maritimes General Council's Summer Evenings. It is a free event for the whole family. The program includes readings of great literary texts by famous actors.
Presentation of the festival
The Festival des Mots is one of the highlights of the Soirées Estivales of the Conseil Général des Alpes-Maritimes. This storytelling festival, which takes place in several communes of the department, has opened up to literature and reading since 2012.
The Alpes-Maritimes have indeed been a place of welcome and inspiration for many writers such as André Gide, Henry de Montherlant, Simone de Beauvoir or Le Clézio. The latter has dedicated beautiful pages to the valley of Vésubie where he lived as a child.
During this festival placed under the sign of words and imagination, great literary texts come to life thanks to the talent of famous actors.
After having welcomed Emmanuelle Béart, Patrick Timsit, Frédéric Diefenthal, Irène Jacob and Jérome Kircher, Christophe Malavoy, Clémentine Célarié and Fanny Cottençon in 2014, this event promises us more beautiful evenings around the pleasure of reading.
The next Festival of Words will take place from July 18 to August 21, 2022.
This new edition will take place in Peille (July 18 to 24), Puget-theniers (July 18 to 24), Le rouret (August 1 to 7), Bonson (August 1 to 7), Cap d'ail (August 8 to 14), Saint-martin-vesubie (August 8 to 14), Villeneuve-loubet (August 15 to 21), Valberg (August 15 to 21).
The program includes readings by well-known actors: Anne Parillaud, Michel Boujenah, André Dussolier, Stéphane Freiss, Denis Podalydès, Astrid Veillon, Anne Brochet, Gwendoline Hamon.
Organized in warm and unusual settings, these evenings will offer the public conviviality and proximity with the readers.
The Festival des Mots is held from July 18 to August 21, 2022 in the Alpes-Maritimes.
Readings at 7 or 9 pm (see the official program)
Duration of the readings : from 45 mn to 1h
You can consult the detailed program on the official website (link below).