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Grimaud village

Festival

Provence is a land of traditions and Grimaud is no exception! Every year, on mid-August, the village is in festive mood.

Village Festival

An ancestral celebration

The origins of this festival are lost in past centuries.
Initially a religious occasion based on the 15 August celebration of the Virgin Mary, it is also a village festival which during the middle ages was accompanied by a major agricultural fair in the gardens of the Notre-Dame de la Queste Chapel. Breeders and merchants came from all over the Gulf to buy and sell all kinds of goods as well as livestock.

It was also a joyous occasion full of music and dance, and this aspect has remained in the hearts of the population.

That is why, nowadays, between land and sea, we perpetuate this village festival as a celebration of all traditions, with religious services and processions, festive balls, shows and firework displays, not forgetting our gastronomy with the great aïoli at the Notre Dame de la Queste Chapel.

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August 15

Ceremonies and fireworks

On August 15, ceremonies are in the spotlight.
First of all in the village, with a gathering at the Monuments aux Morts, a war memorial.
Then in Port Grimaud with the Fête de la Mer et des Pêcheurs (Festival of the Sea and Fishermen).
A mass in their honor is celebrated in the Church of St. Francis of Assisi.
It is followed by a boat procession through the canals of the lakeside town.

This day ends with the traditional August 15 fireworks display from Port Grimaud 1 beach.

In 2021, it will be offered by the Prairies de la Mer.

Grimaud loves festival days, so it has created its own “public holiday”!

THE FESTIVITIES FROM 15th TO 17th AUGUST

From the village to the Queste Chapel

On 15th August, there will be a ball on the place de l’Église and a food court with several food trucks.

On 16th August, a big country day takes place at the Chapel Notre-Dame de la Queste and its park of hundred-year-old oaks.
A convivial day in the open air to revive the tradition of the agricultural fair of yesteryear. Petanque tournament, pony rides, Provençal lunch and dance are on the program.

On 17th August, rendez-vous in the village for a great evening. A large craft market will enliven Grimaud and you will find wooden games, musical strolls, an “aerial” show and a Cuban concert to dance all night long.

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