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Traditional festivals

PROVENÇAL-STYLE

Throughout the year, Provençal and traditional festivals take place in Grimaud. Discover what makes Provence and enjoy great days punctuated by several events.

ASCENSION THURSDAY IS

Wool Fair in Grimaud

The Wool Fair has become a rendezvous for all lovers of Provence and its traditions.

But why a day around wool as summer approaches? Actually, the Wool Fair refers to the great agricultural days of yesteryear. They consisted of the sale of foodstuff, livestock, shearing, and so on.

Grimaud continues this tradition by showcasing a market for good products, a farm to meet the animals, Provençal dances and many others.

THREE DAYS OF CELEBRATION FOR

The Village Festival

Grimaud also has its own festival and one day is even officially designated: August 16.

These celebrations have evolved over time, to combine the religious aspect, (especially with August 15 or the Festival of the Sea and Fishermen in Port Grimaud with a procession through the canals), with entertainment for the general public such as the famous fireworks of August 15, the country-style day, bowling tournament, music, show and much more.

These days are also there to honour the duty of remembrance with commemorations and, among other things, the ceremony at the Monument aux Morts (War Memorial) in the Place de l’Église (Church Square).

THE LAST SUNDAY IN SEPTEMBER

Saint-Michel Festival in Grimaud

The Saint-Michel Festival has been celebrated by the locals in Grimaud since the Middle Ages.

At that time, this meant the expiration of rural leases and, as a result, some people had to move. The large car boot sale that takes place this Sunday in September keeps this tradition alive.

The Provençal mass in honour of the Saint and folk dances continue to set the scene.

Many other activities complete the day, including a large market for producers and craftspeople.