Bénédiction des calissons - Grande fête de l'amande et du calisson

Aix en Provence - Local food producer - September 6th from 10.30pm - 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

  • Free

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Organiser

    Oustau de Prouvènço
    Bastide du Parc Jourdan
    8 bis avenue Jules Ferry

    13100 Aix en Provence

  • Lieux

    [ Closed until further notice ] 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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Where to stay

Hôtel Paul
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Hôtel Paul

Aix en Provence

Economic hotel very well located, at 50m from the old city nearby Opera Festival, market and the Thermes. A shaded garden for your leisure, where you can have your breakfast during summertime. Public car park "pasteur" 50 metres away. Free parking for motocycles. No pets. Free WIFI, and TV in…

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Hôtel du Globe

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Novotel Aix Beaumanoir

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Gite De La Marguerite
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Gite De La Marguerite

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Grand Hotel Roi René Aix en Provence - MGallery

Aix en Provence

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Novotel Aix-en-Provence Pont de l'Arc Fenouillères

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Camping Chantecler
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Camping Chantecler

Aix en Provence

In an heaven of peace, enjoy the sweetness of life at 2 km of the town center. A park of 8 hectares located in Aix en Provence in the heart of Provence. Equipped with swimming pool, bowling pitch, beach volley, ping pong table, playground for kids, restaurant / snack, laundry / TV room, WIFI…

Things to do

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[ Closed until further notice ] Hôtel de Gallifet

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Be by Cat
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Be by Cat

Aix en Provence

Be by Cat is an Aix brand of bohemian style jewellery which navigates between the islands and the city. Keshis, Tahitian pearls, are a source of inspiration. The designer, Cat, likes to break the mould. The raw materials such as pyrite or lava flirt with the softness of the keshis and…

Mazarin District
Site

Mazarin District

Aix en Provence

This grid-pattern district was designed in the 17th century by Archbishop Mazarin, the Cardinal's brother. It was a "luxury housing estate" for members of Parliament and the bourgeoisie of the period, arranged around two main roads: rue Cardinale and rue du 4 Septembre. Rue Cardinale: its name…

[ Closed until further notice ] Book in Bar
Souvenirs shopping

[ Closed until further notice ] Book in Bar

Aix en Provence

Located in the Mazarin district, the Book in bar bookshop welcomes you in a laid-back Anglo-Saxon atmosphere. Tables and armchairs dotted around the bookshop mean you can enjoy a cold or hot drink and a pastry while you read. Good to know: all the pastries and drinks are also available for…

Le Petit Bistrot
Bar / café

Le Petit Bistrot

Aix en Provence

In the heart of the city, on Place des Augustins, Le Petit Bistrot is open every day serving a wide variety of open sandwiches, tarts, salads and traditional cuisine.

Aix'prit vélo
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Aix'prit vélo

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Aixprit Vélo provides mountain bikes, all-terrain bikes, electric bikes, road bikes (ultra-light carbon) and tandems for hire from 3 Euros per hour. Ages 8 and over (Kids Friendly). Delivery upon request. Organisation of group hikes and rides, mountain bike trails for all levels of expertise…

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Souvenirs shopping

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Aix en Provence

A stone's throw from Place Verdun, Place Prêcheurs and Place Madeleine, discover a unique place in Aix-en-Provence: the country house of Rose and Marius. Stroll around the winter garden where you can make up your bespoke box of engraved bars of soap, relax in the lounge or perfume salon to…

Atelier 23 - Fleurs de Bagne
Craftsman

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Souvenirs shopping

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Where to eat

Le Novo
Table 13

Le Novo

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Just pick a time… A typical French bistro in the morning, Italian-style brasserie at lunchtime and cocktail and tapas bar in the evening, Le Novo, with its high tables, counter, wine racks and club-style neon lighting, changes clothes three times a day as the temperature rises and the…

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La Tomate verte

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Le chef Arnaud Davin avait envie de "France" : de retour des îles, il arrivet en Provence pour reprendre la brasserie chic du tout nouveau cinq étoiles aixois, le Mariott Renaissance. Au « Comptoir », bistrot au décor chic - bois sombre, banquettes design et suspensions glamour -, des…

La Table de Pierre Reboul
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Naruto
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Naruto

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Yamato
Food guide restaurant

Yamato

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Mitch
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Inspirations

The "Navette"

The "Navette"

Terroir

Celebrated at Candlemas, this traditional Provencal biscuit is also a popular sweet treat all year round

Lavender

Lavender

Tradition

Happiness is in the lavender field!

The siesta

The siesta

Lifestyle

Provence… the perfect place to relax and chill out

Candied Fruit

Candied Fruit

A gourmet treat…

Provence has been famed for its candied fruit from time immemorial. In the early 16th century, the region was fairly impoverished. Fruit grew here in abundance, but much of it was lost every year.