In the heart of the camargue, with easy access to Aigues Mortes, Le Grau du Roi, Les Siantes Maries De La Mer and its wild beaches, La Grand Motte and its private beaches,Nîmes, Arles, Montpellier, Uzès, Sommières, Anduze and its bamboo plantation and the Pont Du Gard, our Mas is close to numerous cultural sites (natural and tourism) to be discovered and definately not to be missed.

 

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LES SAINTES MARIES DE LA MER

LES  SAINTES MARIES DE LA MER

GYPSIES' PILGRIMAGE

Tziganes (Hungarian gypsies) and other gypsies come from all over Europe and even from other continents to worship their Saint, Sara the Black. They settle in the squares, at the seaside. For a week or more, they feel at home. The pilgrimage is also the opportunity to meet up again and most of the children are baptised in the church of the Saints.

Once the shrine is taken down on May 24, Sara's statue is carried by the gypsies to the sea, to symbolise the waiting and the welcoming of the Saintes Maries de la Mer by Sara, patroness of the gypsies. Then the procession goes back to the church with delight expressed by cheers, musical instruments and the peal of church bells.

Sara's statue is situated in the crypt of the church, at the right of the altar. She wears a multicoloured dress and jewels.