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Maillane


village of maillane

2 km from Graveson, 5 km from Mas Blanc des Alpilles, 6 km from Eyragues, 7 km from Saint Rémy de Provence, 8 km from Barbentane, Rognonas, 12 km from Le Paradou, 13 km from Tarascon, Aramon

Altitude: 13 m
Population: 2125

A truly typical Provençal village, Maillane will charm you with its many shaded squares, window boxes bursting with flowers, olive trees, cypresses, and, of course, the soothing singing of the cicadas! Maillane was home to the poet Frédéric Mistral, and the village is intent on celebrating the great man's life. There are a number of itineraries you can follow to discover more about Mistral's life, taking in le Mas du Juge where he was born, the maison du Lézard where he grew up, his family home, now a museum, and finally the cemetery where he was put to rest.

coil mill of maillane   monument maillane

What to see, what to visit: the 1741 clock tower, the house of Frédéric Mistral: Mas du Juge, the Romanesque church of Sainte-Agathe, extended and restored during the 18th century, the museum Frédéric- Mistral, in his family home. The Baux-de-Provence, the remains of Glanum in Saint-Rémy de Provence, Arles and the Camargue, the Alpilles and the Luberon.
Recommended activities: pony rides, walks, cyclo-touring.

street of maillane   church of maillane alpilles

Provencal market: thursday morning.
Festivities: votive festival of Sainte-Agathe on the Sunday following 4 February (offerings of breast-shaped brioches in commemoration of Sainte Agathe's martyrdom). Festival of Saint-Eloi on the penultimate Sunday of June (traditional carts, corrida games, giant aïoli). Festival of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in August (readings of the historical story, procession). Celebration of Frédéric Mistral's birthday on 8 September, mass said in Provençal, folk festival and commemoration of his death (25 March).