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

Aix-en-Provence - Produits du terroir - Sunday 5 September, every Sunday. - 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.

  • Free

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Address

    Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur
    34 Place Des Martyrs de la Résistance
    13100 Aix-en-Provence

  • Organiser

    Oustau de Prouvènço

  • Phone

    • 04 42 26 23 41
  • Website

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