Les Jeux du Tarasque
2018 Parade Date: June 24th
The Fête du Tarasque parade is unique in Provence. Firstly, the parade celebrates the more medieval history of Tarascon, represented through medieval costumes and icons. Whereas, 15 minutes south of Tarascon, festivals celebrate the traditional costumes of the Arlesiennes complete with bull running and beautiful white Camargue horses.
During this 4 day festival, you can visit the château of Tarascon for free. My favourite part of the castle is the graffiti on the walls drawn by British sailors during the 1700s.
The parade celebrates traditional vocations such as wine makers, shepherds and vegetable growers.