Provencal games: Final of the French championship

Martigues - Provençal Tradition - Le 30 août de 8h à 21h - Free

400 jousters expected.
Musical entertainment, inflatable structure, refreshment bar and catering.

Formerly the Targo, the Provencal jousting game, offers passers-by an unusual and unique spectacle in the heart of the city.
Practiced from May to September, the Provencal jousting is a fight on the water between two people each on a boat, at the top of a plateau called in Provençale (tintine) and the aim of the game is to send his opponent to the water by means of a lance.
Each jouster is protected by a wooden plastron and holds in the left hand a witness who must prevent him from catching the spear of his opponent.

No admission charge

  • Free
  • Public car park

Information provided by OT Martigues

  • Organiser

    Jeune Lance Martégale (JLM)
    Boulevard Camille Pelletan
    13500 Martigues

  • Lieux

    Quai d'honneur de l'Hôtel de Ville
    Avenue Louis Sammut
    13500 Martigues

  • Phone

    • 04 42 43 15 60

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