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 from La Queste.
Wednesday 14th August : streets’ animation and ball
For the opening of its village festival, Grimaud invites you in its medieval streets, to follow fanfares and nice crazy robots, to sail on an enchanted carousel!
To end iup well, will you give us a dance?
Thursday 15th August
On this 2nd day, you will go from land to sea. A dose of ceremony, a hint of tradition and a final sound and light!
Grimaud (village) :
From 9.30pm – Place Neuve : party
Port Grimaud :
From 6.30pm : Fête de la Mer et des pêcheurs (Festival of the Sea and Fishermen)
Mass and procession in the canals – Aperitif at the foot of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi
10.30pm – Port Grimaud 1 Beach
As part of the commemorations of 15th August
Port Grimaud 1 :
10am – Ceremony at the D-Day Stele
Grimaud (village) :
11.15am: Spray Deposit at the Liberation Roundabout
11.45am : Gathering at the City Hall
12pm : Ceremony at the War Memorial
Friday 16th August: Great field day in Notre Dame de la Queste
For this 3rd day, a country atmosphere, family and friendly, outdoors, waiting for you to reconnect with the tradition of the agricultural fair of yesteryear.
10.30am : Mass and procession in the park of the chapel Notre Dame de la Queste
12.30pm : Aioli and picnic
Menu 25 € (starter, main course, dessert, drink, coffee) – For those who wish, you can book a picnic basket (additional information and rates from Grimaud Animation).
The association Grimaud Animation and the Tourist Office of Grimaud organize the Fête du village of Grimaud
Tourist Office : + 33 (0)4 94 54 43 83
Grimaud Animations : + 33 (0)6 63 05 48 74