Bravade Calendale

Aix-en-Provence - Noël - Sunday 19 December 2021 at 2 pm. - Free

The Bravade celebrates the winter solstice (St John the Evangelist), the longest night of the year. St John's Day is very close to Christmas and celebrates the journey into the new year with lots of music and dancing. The event also celebrates the tradition of offerings: on Christmas Day, groups of musicians used to visit local senior figures to perform music and give them a "pompe à l'huile" cake so popular in Provence.

▶ at 2pm, gather on Place de l'hôtel de ville

▶ at 2.30pm, Cours Mirabeau, Bravade Christmas "pompe" gift to the city's authorities during an event involving a multitude of traditional Provençal figures. From "chivau-frus" and Italian flag throwers to dancers and musicians from all over the region, over 200 participants bring the city to life with pomp and colour.

  • Free

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Address

    Le cours Mirabeau
    Cours Mirabeau
    13100 Aix-en-Provence

  • Organiser

    Félibrige

  • Website

Where to stay

Hôtel des quatre Dauphins
Hotel

Hôtel des quatre Dauphins

Aix-en-Provence

The attractive privately-run Hôtel des Quatre Dauphins, a former private mansion, will be pleased to welcome you in a warm and peaceful atmosphere. Situated in the center of Aix-en Provence, in the Mazarin district, it is a mere stone's throw away from the four Dolphin Fountain and the…

Le Prieuré
Hotel

Le Prieuré

Aix-en-Provence

Quiet hotel near the city center (2km) with cosy rooms. Free parking.

Hôtel du Globe
Hotel

Hôtel du Globe

Aix-en-Provence

This hotel is situated in the centre of the old town, near by the "Therms". The style is modern, it's a comfortable and charm hotel. There is a terrace on the roof. Private garage. You may ask for avalaibility. No smoking etablishment

Flobelle - Bastide de la Traverse
Holiday rental

Flobelle - Bastide de la Traverse

Aix-en-Provence

Situé en rez-de-jardin, ce charmant petit appartement de 35m² vous accueille avec le soleil l’hiver, et la fraicheur l’été ! Cet appartement comprend une chambre-séjour avec un lit de 2 personnes (140cm), une cuisine équipée (plaque de cuisson à induction, lave-linge, micro-onde,…

La Mule noire
Holiday rental

La Mule noire

Aix-en-Provence

Soyez les bienvenus au cœur du centre historique d'Aix-en-Provence. Vous êtes à moins d'une minute à pied du célèbre Cours Mirabeau, au calme absolu et pourtant dans un quartier très vivant avec ses cafés, ses restaurants, ses monuments et à quelques centaines de mètres du musée…

Hôtel des Augustins
Hotel

Hôtel des Augustins

Aix-en-Provence

Just a few yards away from Cours Mirabeau, near the museums, theatres, shops and restaurants, the 3-star Hotel des Augustins is a site filled with history, combining modernity and serenity at the heart of Aix-en-Provence. The lobby (a converted 15th century chapel) and the 28 comfortable rooms…

Hôtel en Ville
Hotel

Hôtel en Ville

Aix-en-Provence

This charming hotel offers ten modern & spacious rooms with open space, all air conditionned. The last renovated property of the hotels in Aix-en-Provence, with view on the old town, the cathedral and a public park just nearby. You are welcome in a lounge bar or brasserie where you can have a…

Hôtel particulier Le 28
B&B

Hôtel particulier Le 28

Aix-en-Provence

L'Hotel Particulier Le 28 offers rooms and suites with an iPod docking station and a CD player. Decorated in a contemporary style, they also include free Wi-Fi access, an LCD TV and a DVD player. A continental breakfast is provided every morning on the large patio or in the lounge. You can…

Arc Hôtel
Hotel

Arc Hôtel

Aix-en-Provence

The arc hotel offers you : private bar, swimming pool, air-conditioned, conference and seminar room with complete audiovisual equipment, car park, basement, garage. The 40 rooms are equipped with bathroom, tv and telephone. Open all year.

Things to do

C23
Fashion / shopping

C23

Aix-en-Provence

Ready-to-wear clothing, shoes and accessories for the women.

California Bliss
Shopping gourmand

California Bliss

Aix-en-Provence

California Bliss is a new boutique concept about Frozen Yogurts. Made from 0 % fat yogurt and skim milk, frozen yogurt California Bliss can be enjoyed without moderation. Creamy but light at the same time, these recipes are available in six flavors. California Bliss asked Chief Ronan…

Gago
Souvenirs shopping

Gago

Aix-en-Provence

Ready-to-wear for women

Jacques Prévert theater
Cultural place

Jacques Prévert theater

Aix-en-Provence

Jacques Prevert theater.

Gourmandises Aixquises
Shopping gourmand

Gourmandises Aixquises

Aix-en-Provence

Gourmandises Aixquises sells a selection of artisan Provence products: - confectionary and biscuits - jam and honey - tapenades and spreads - terrines and ready meals - olive oils and flavoured salt - wine and alcohol - ceramic trinkets - olive wood items - lavender-based…

PcM Création
Craftsman / producer

PcM Création

Aix-en-Provence

Lamps and decorative eco-design objects made of linen or burlap. Made in France by hand.

Cave du Félibrige
Shopping gourmand

Cave du Félibrige

Aix-en-Provence

Située à proximité directe de la place de la Mairie, la cave du Félibrige (en hommage à Frédéric Mistral) propose une importante sélection de vins de Provence, de Bourgogne, de Loire, de la vallée du Rhône et autres vins de France de grande qualité. Les conseils précieux des cavistes…

Cinéma Le Mazarin
Cultural place

Cinéma Le Mazarin

Aix-en-Provence

Art cinema with 3 screens. Foreign movies are all shown in original version with french subtitles.

Sophie Bourgeix
Craftsman / producer

Sophie Bourgeix

Aix-en-Provence

Specialised in studio portraits, Sophie Bourgeix welcomes you in the city centre in the Maison de la Photographie d'Aix-en-Provence. Call on Sophie's services for your family portraits, pregnancy or new-born baby photographs, keep a trace of the moments that count, and highlight what you love…

Where to eat

Angelina
Cuisine de Provence

Angelina

Aix-en-Provence

Provencal food

B Beyrit's
Restaurants à emporter

B Beyrit's

Aix-en-Provence

Trendy atmosphere at lunchtime with clips on the giant screen, more intimate in the evening with soft lighting. Lebanese cuisine made entirely on the premises with fresh produce from the market.

Yojisu
Restaurants à emporter

Yojisu

Aix-en-Provence

Yoji is a high-quality fast-food café-restaurant. Serving sushi, sashimi & norimaki, popular seasonal Japanese cuisine, and a coffee and pastries menu. YOJISU also sells a wide selection of Japanese groceries, sake and crockery, and gives cookery classes on various themes.

Café du Roy René
Cuisine de Provence

Café du Roy René

Aix-en-Provence

On Cours Mirabeau, opposite King René's fountain. Shady terrace under the plane trees, away from traffic, next to the prestigious Hôtel du Poët. Italian and Provençal cuisine, pizzeria, and pizzas to take away.

Niji Express
Restaurants à emporter

Niji Express

Aix-en-Provence

A variety of Japanese specialities available at this restaurant in the heart of town.

Tita Restaurant
Restaurants à emporter

Tita Restaurant

Aix-en-Provence

TITA is a small restaurant located in the heart of Aix en Provence. It is decorated with great taste, offering a typical atmosphere of Israel. The warm tones of a Mediterranean tile, wall pictures of Tel Aviv and the music of the country give to the place an atmosphere of charm. In addition, you…

Jacquou Le Croquant
Food guide restaurant

Jacquou Le Croquant

Aix-en-Provence

Situated in the heart of Old Aix, very near the Town Hall and Cours Mirabeau, Jacquou le Croquant restaurant serves food from the south-east and south-west of France. At Jacquou le Croquant the cuisine is authentic, prepared using a variety of fresh ingredients supplied every day by small local…

Crêpes Cidre et Compagnie
Restaurants à emporter

Crêpes Cidre et Compagnie

Aix-en-Provence

Tuck into 100% Breton pancakes and crêpes at Delphine's crêperie near the town centre. The pancakes and crêpes are made in front of you in a warm and friendly setting with two rooms so you can relish your foodie treat. Delphine makes other Brittany specialities to eat on-site such as salted…

Restaurant Les Inséparables
Food guide restaurant

Restaurant Les Inséparables

Aix-en-Provence

Mathieu (Responsable de salle/co-gérant) quant à lui sera là pour vous accueillir et tout faire pour que le moment passé avec l‘équipe “Les Inséparables” ne soit que plaisir. Christophe, Mathias et Mathieu partagent cette envie d'être acteur pour la planète et privilégient des…