The village fair

On June, during the village fair, Saintes Maries de la Mer honours horses and bulls. It offers horse shows and a special horsefair for individuals. Many booths permit those who love riding to meet each other and to meet professionals, to exchange experiences, in other words, to share their passion !

That day, more than 150 horses, ridden by "gardians" (cowboys), offer a demonstration in the traditional parade of Saintes Maries de la Mer, prior to the "abrivado" and riding shows which take place in the arenas.

In the "roussataïo", the major event of the day, more than 100 horses without saddle and bridle, surrounded by "guardians", go through the village. This wonderful and moving show is a tribute to freedom and to Camargue horses.

A merry family festivity for enthusiasts where the horse is king !