22e Bénédiction des Calissons

Aix en Provence - Local food producer - September 3rd - Free

In 1930, the assessor Martelly had a wish to celebrate each year the end of the terrible plague with a blessing and distribution of what will become the famous callison of Aix.

Nowadays, a procession joins the Saint Jean de Malte church where is given this blessing then the distribution takes place at the place des 4 dauphins.

For centuries, this tradition was passed on the first Sunday of September.

No admission charge

  • Free
  • Tables 13

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Organiser

    Oustau de Prouvènço
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    • 04 42 26 23 41
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