Festival of the gardians (herdsmen)

This takes place every 1st of May in Arles. In the morning, gardians from across the Camargue region parade through town alongside Arlésiennes in their traditional dresses. This is followed by a Provençal mass in honour of Saint-Georges, patron saint of the gardians.
In the afternoon, the gardians demonstrate their skills and prowess on horseback during the equestrian games held in the town's arenas.

fête des gardians à arles

Camargue cross - Costume festivities - Festival of the gardians - Celebrating bulls - Camargue horses