Heritage, culture, history & traditions
Sainte-Maxime, like all villages in Provence, cultivates throughout the year, its traditions and festivals of the good old days that were often tied to seasonal cycles and fields works (television, naturally, didn't exist neither did the internet).
Also, these holidays were the occasion for the village to gather, to feast and to forget the daily hassles.
What could appear today as folklore is really lived and felt by the native Provençal and it is with emotion that they perpetuate these traditions and popular festivals.
Sainte-Maxime, our Saint & the Votive Festival
The Votive Festival, on May 14th and 15th, is the opportunity to pay homage to the Patron Saint of the town, a unique and exceptional tradition!
Cultural getaway in Sainte-Maxime
A getaway by foot or with the tourist mini-train to the discovery of a rich heritage, between modern architectures, Provençal style or Art Deco. Sainte-Maxime offers a wide range of cultural activities: guided tours, museums or beautiful exhibitions!
Christmas spirit in Provence
Christmas time in Provence passes from the celebration of Sainte-Barbe to the Chandeleur with a succession of traditions, festivities, rituals and costumes that bring the cities and villages to life.