From 20th to 25th May, Nîmes almost turns into the focal point of all of France! Over these few days, people who live in the region as well as all sorts of visitors from France and overseas converge here to enjoy the festivities and share in the traditions of the Gard. So book a few days in an open-air hotel very close to the city and join the throng!
Days of elation and sharing
Since it first took place from 30th May to 2nd June 1952, the Pentecost Feria in Nîmes has continued to provide a source of delight for its visitors and the local inhabitants, all of whom merge for the corridas, abrivados and bandidos taking place. Over a period of six days, people of all ages will find out about the region’s traditions as well as all sorts of culinary specialities. With paella sevillana, tournaments on the Canal de la Fontaine and Provençal mass at the cathedral, we’re sure the days you spend here will be busy ones!
The perfect way to explore the city
What could be more pleasant than paying a visit to Nîmes during the Pentecost Feria? With the peñas (bands) providing the music, you’ll be free to wander around the city’s streets. And at nightfall, why not learn a bit of Seville-style dancing in one of the bodegas you’re sure to come across? There’ll be a wonderful festive atmosphere until late at night. And to make sure you don’t miss any of the Feria, it’s best to arrive the day before, as you really can’t miss the Pégoulade, which is the opening procession of the Pentecost Feria in Nîmes.