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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.


August 15

Ceremonies and fireworks

On 15th August, ceremonies are in the spotlight.
Join us in Port Grimaud or in the roundabout “de la Libération”.
Then, ceremonies will end in the village.

This day ends with the traditional fireworks on the 15th August, display from Port Grimaud beach.

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


From the village to the Queste Chapel

On 15th August, there will be a concert on the Place de l’Église as well as a snack corner. Fireworks from the beach of Port Grimaud at 10.30pm – visible from the church square in the village.

On 16th August, a day tinged with Provence awaits you. Meet at 10pm to start with a petanque game and many games for children. Then, at 7pm a Provencal aperitif followed by a dinner in a musical atmospher (menu €25). This evening will also be accompanied by a balèti (dance), games for kids and petanque.

On 17th August, meet us in the village for a great evening. A large craft market will take place in Grimaud and you will find wooden games, musical strolls, an “aerial” show and the Solar Project concert to dance the night away. Looking for a quieter time? From 9.30 pm, come to the castle for a movie night with the last Indiana Jones – in french (6€).

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