Originally an Aubade is a song performed under the balcony of a beloved person at sunrise. From that medieval tradition comes some of the most interesting and unexpected events still running in Provençal villages: the “Aubade”.

This spectacular ceremony is taking place early morning once a year and initiates a day of celebration in honour of the designated protector Saint. If the essential meaning of the Aubade is religious, it gathers most of the inhabitants and many visitors following the cortege from house to house, admiring the beauty of costumes, listening to musicians and enjoying brunches offered by the personalities of the town.

Keepers of the tradition, some voluntary members of the community are View full article »