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A village that has grown considerably but managed to keep a typical, traditional village centre. The Sunday morning market has a pretty good reputation locally.

Orientation table
Orientation table
Reached via a very nice walk from Pelissanne. Park in the Chemin de Saint Pierre then follow the wooden signposts towards Aurons. Our advice: take a backpack rather than a pushchair, use your feet rat...
Nature trail
Culture and traditions
Oil mill  Pélissanne
Oil mill
In a former 18th century oil mill, Le Moulin des Costes can be visited Tuesday to Friday from 3pm to 7pm and on Saturday mornings, 9am to 12pm. At other times you can taste the oil in the shop. The look on their faces, as your children are invited to try a teaspoon of the oil... In the 2008 contest, Le Moulin des Costes got a mention as the first oil mill to be awarded a gold medal.

Parc Maureau  Pélissanne
Parc Maureau
Right in the middle of the village, the Parc Maureau is a real haven of peace: extremely well cared-for gardens with fabulous, colourful flower-beds.

Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday  Pélissanne
Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday
Flower parade: big parade of flower-filled floats through the streets, various festivities and entertainment.

Ascension Thursday  Pélissanne
Ascension Thursday
Transhumance Festival

3rd Sunday in September  Pélissanne
3rd Sunday in September
Village fête: this fête in honour of Saint Maurice marks the end of the summer season with an aïoli. Lots of activities for children.

Christmas market: the year ends with a Christmas market and lots of things going on in the streets at night...children get to meet Father Christmas and parade behind the three kings on their camels: absolutely magic!

Traditional Market
This big market, famous throughout the region, takes place on Sunday mornings, on and around the Place de la Mairie. They have everything: local specialities, not only food products but other things too, clothes, fruit and vegetables etc... As with other popular markets, you won’t be the only visitors, so it’s probably not best to go with a pushchair towards lunchtime...