Bénédiction des Calissons - 23e édition

Aix en Provence - Local food producer - Dates and program to be confirmed - 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 on the Cours Mirabeau.

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

No admission charge

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Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Organiser

    Oustau de Prouvènço

    Bastide du Parc Jourdan
    8 avenue Jules Ferry

    13100 Aix en Provence

  • Lieux

    Saint-Sauveur cathedral
    34 place Des Martyrs de la Résistance
    13100 Aix en Provence

    Saint-Jean de Malte Church
    Place Saint Jean de Malte
    13100 Aix en Provence

    Le cours Mirabeau and its fountains
    Cours Mirabeau
    13100 Aix en Provence

  • Phone

    • 04 42 26 23 41
  • Website

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