Feu de la Saint Jean

Saint Martin de Crau - Cortège de lampions de la Mairie au Foirail - Village fête - In June - Dates and program to be confirmed - Free

The Christian feast of midsummer fires has replaced ancient summer solstice ceremonies, during which the lights were on in a purifying purpose.Nowadays, this festival has become a large gathering. On lit more fire to the gods or to formulate wishes, but simply for the pleasure to meet and have fun.To celebrate in the rules of art, folk group Li Coudelet Dansaire acceded to Maintenance, the association that deals with the journey of the flame from Mount Canigou.With regard to the festivities, the evening begins with a procession with torches between the Town Hall and the market, and continues with a dance (Provençal bal). As soon as the first dances, a huge bundle of wood is inflamed. It consists of various species and is surrounded by a Ribbon in the colours of the commune.Of small logs are also put up for sale to enable viewers to affix their own vows, before launching into the flames. For a few minutes, small bundles are resistant flame before igniting in a whirlwind of sparks. Finally, the time comes to jump lights to make her wishes come true!According to tradition, for the young lovers wishing to be married in the year, this jump will be a sign of fertility and happiness...

  • Free
  • For kids
  • Pets allowed
  • Accessible for disabled
  • Public car park

Information provided byOT Saint Martin Crau

  • Organiser

    Maison du tourisme de Saint Martin de Crau
  • Phone

    • 04 90 47 98 40
  • Fax

    04 90 47 98 44

  • Website

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  4. O fil de l'eau

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Where to stay

Mas Vincent
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Mas Vincent

Arles

A one-hectare country estate studded with olive trees harbours this gite, whose unusually spacious living areas and bedrooms will make a comfortable stay for families and groups of friends. It backs up to the owners' residence and offers private outdoor space that is not overlooked. Ground floor:…

Entre Camargue Et Alpilles
B&B

Entre Camargue Et Alpilles

Saint Martin de Crau

Entre Camargue et Alpilles, dans un quartier calme et résidentiel, chambre climatisée de plain-pied et avec accès indépendant, à la décoration agréable, avec 1 lit/2 personne (160x200), TV, coin bureau et SdE privative. Possibilité de prendre le petit-déjeuner sur la terrasse ou dans la…

Le Redon
Holiday rental

Le Redon

Arles

Pretty gite in the countryside, situated on a farming area, adjoining agricultural dependences. Near Arles, Camargue and the Alpilles. Groundfloor : Kitchen (oven, micro-wave, dishwasher). Dining-room. Living-room with flat screen TV. Washing-machine. 2 Shower-rooms. 2 separated toilets. 1st…

Le Cottage
Holiday rental

Le Cottage

Arles

Detached, single-storey gite in a quiet location behind the owners' house with a view of the garden. Swimming pool (12x6 m) shared with 4 B&B rooms on the property and open from 10 h30 to 7 h30 pm. Kitchen. Living room/lounge. 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom/WC. Fireplace (wood included). Electric…

L'Agachon
Holiday rental

L'Agachon

Saint Martin de Crau

Mas individuel en campagne sur terrain clos de 2500 m² et entretenu. Au RdC : cuisine équipée séparée. Séjour/salon avec cheminée. 2 chambres avec 2 lits/1 pers chacune et 1 chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers. Salle d'eau, WC indépendants. A l'étage : 1 grande chambre mansardée avec 4 lits/1…

Le Tilleul
Holiday rental

Le Tilleul

Saint Martin de Crau

Between Alpilles and Camargue, on a beautiful working farming concern on the plain of La Crau, near the Etang des Aulnes and the ecological reserve of Peau de Meau. 3 gites adjoining the owners' farmhouse, shaded property. Shared entrance. Ground floor : kitchen/living-room with fireplace (wood…

L'Escoundude
Holiday rental

L'Escoundude

Saint Martin de Crau

Between Arles and the Alpilles, this beautiful farmhouse completely independent and located in campaign will seduce you with its green landscape, its generous shade and comfortable interior. Surrounded by fields of Crau hay (AOC), it has a gravelled courtyard 400 m² south and east, with garden…

L'Olivier
Holiday rental

L'Olivier

Saint Martin de Crau

Between Alpilles and Camargue, on a beautiful working farming concern in the plain of La Crau, with century-old plane trees, near the Étang des Aulnes and the ecological reserve of Peau de Meau, 3 gites adjoining the owner's farmhouse (G176/G950411). Shared entrance. Groundfloor :…

Côté Terrasse
Holiday rental

Côté Terrasse

Saint Martin de Crau

Very beautiful farmhouse of the 18th century, in a cool and green area in the middle of the meadows, quiet place away from road traffic. Another gite on site (G178). Spacious gite, well decorated inside, with Fontvieille stones, whitewash finishes, visible beams. Gite in half floor :…

Things to do

Golf Saint Martinois
Golf

Golf Saint Martinois

Saint Martin de Crau

Saint Martinois Golf Club is a municipal golf club. Near the city, it is located in a depression, a low area like the centre of the Crau plain. The golf course was built in successive steps at the initiative of some irreducible golf lovers and with the help of the municipality. It now has nine…

Chèvrerie du Mas Doutreleau
Cheese

Chèvrerie du Mas Doutreleau

Saint Martin de Crau

With the return of the beautiful days the goatherds l'autobus the doors of their cheese.The kids were born and goats have milk again. It's time to find the good taste of the goat cheese.They arrive in force on the market. MAS Doutreleau, Claudine Malbosc Espigue amounts 45 goats Alpine, fed Crau…

Randonnée Chemin de la Garrigue
Guided tour

Randonnée Chemin de la Garrigue

Saint Martin de Crau

Tout au long de cette randonnée vous découvrirez une flore épanouie et très diversifiée. Vous apprécierez une vue exceptionnelle sur les Alpilles en y découvrant l'arrière des Opies et les parois des Caisses de Jeanjean. Une randonnée durant laquelle vous vous sentirez en parfaite…

Chambremont
Mountains

Chambremont

Arles

The border between Saint-Martin-de-Crau and the former marshes of leases, Chambremont is a string of the Alpilles massif.The Alpilles are located to the Northwest of the Department, in the Rhone corridor alignment.The Alpilles are a link to the terrain, oriented East-West. One can distinguish the…

Museum of the Crau area
Guided tour

Museum of the Crau area

Saint Martin de Crau

Various animations may be offered at the school, meeting with a shepherd, games, educational activities on various themes, water, pastoralism, forgotten fruits, fauna or flora of la Crau. Possible visits with various rates: adult groups: guided tour of the Ecomuseum 1½ hours at a price of 1.50…

Saint-Martin-de-Crau : entre quiétude et sites de caractère
Walk / hike

Saint-Martin-de-Crau : entre quiétude et sites de caractère

Saint Martin de Crau

This atypical town, rooted in a rich land of contrasting landscapes, draws its strength from the singularity and the great diversity of its natural heritage. Saint-Martin-de-Crau actually has the distinction of having two faces: on the one hand the dry Crau with its lands arid, remarkable for its…

Rétro Musée
Museum

Rétro Musée

Saint Martin de Crau

The Retro Museum is entirely dedicated to the reproduction of scenes from everyday life in the past. This nostalgic world can be accessed via the entrance to the La Crau Ecomuseum. André Avis is an enthusiastic collector. In 1987, in partnership with the Municipality, he decided to open a museum…

Sortie découverte La Crau et ses Oiseaux
Guided tour

Sortie découverte La Crau et ses Oiseaux

Saint Martin de Crau

Sortie Découverte gratuite durant laquelle vous vous familiariserez avec les oiseaux et leur environnement si atypique qu'est la Crau. Prévoir chaussures de marche, jumelles et eau.

Where to eat

O fil de l'eau
Table 13

O fil de l'eau

Saint Martin de Crau

The tide has come all the way in to Saint-Martin, bringing a fish feast with it! This delicate restaurant, in terms of both food and decor, resembles a family home. The produce is hand-picked when the boats come in to the ports of Marseille or Martigues. The miraculous catch includes…

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