Welcome to the 1st Dance and Swing Culture Festival in Aix en Provence !



City of water, city of art

25km from Marseille, between Montpellier and Nice
Our small city dates back to the Romans (it was founded in 122 BC). Aix is a city magnifque by its quality of life, its particular residences of the 17th century.
Aix is 3 hours 30 minutes from Paris by TGV and 20 minutes from Marseille Provence international airport by shuttle bus


Place of culture and history


Méjanes library

A high place of city culture
The Cité du livre is located in a former matches factory with 14,500 m2 of industrial space which closed in 1972.
The Méjanes library opened its doors in 1989, in the so-called "Grandes Allumettes" section.
It makes available to the public collections of documents on all subjects, all media, for all audiences: digital resources, Internet access, heritage collections, old and contemporary, the funds bequeathed by the poet St John Perse to the city in 1976 and the 60,000 documents of the Marquis de Méjanes.


Galerie Emile Zola

The Cité du Livre opened in 1991 in the "Small Matches" section, a 350 m² exhibition hall. It hosts numerous exhibitions including the Book Festival, the Festival of the 9th art, Phot'Aix, and the Biennale des Arts Numériques.


Théatre de la Verrière

A 450-seat amphitheater also opened in 1991 at the "Petites Allumettes" (small matches).
Theater, storytelling, dance (s) of all types, music, circus arts, and many other programs bring this scenic space to life.


La salle Armand Lunel

Since 1985, the Institute has been developing an eclectic program: thematic or retrospective cycles, great classics, foreign or avant-garde films. Movie theater classified art cinema intended for all to (re) discover the cinema

Hi Swing-spirited People  


The Covid-19/Coronavirus has strongly impacted the Swing dance events scene an dours is no exception: so, we wanted to give you an update on the status of the Spirit of Swing Festival during this uncertainty period.

We’re intending for The Spirit of Swing Festival to happen as planned (the festival isn’t until beginning of June and we hope that this terrible epidemic will subside very soon).

However, our top priority is the health and safety of any attendee to this 1st event and of course of everyone.

So, we monitor the situation from our homes on a daily basis and we will decide what to do in the coming weeks with others volunteers and partners on the basis of the epidemic evolution and health official oganizations recommendations.

We’re hoping that this great morale booster that is the Swing Spirit (would it be on film, in music and of course in dance) is with you already and if not we will share posts about our progress, our festival, our partners to help you get or keep a high Swing Spirit.

For now, our team of volunteers works posters and cultural exhibitions.

We keep on being excited and keep up the good work to be ready for The Spirit of Swing to rise among everyone here in Aix en Provence !

The Spirit of Swing Festival organization

#staysafe #supportmedicalteams #keepuptheswingspirit