Provençal Festival in Jonquières (Vaucluse) 2009 and 2011

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The season of the colourful traditional festivals in Provence has come again. Let me show you  pictures of Jonquières’s nice annual Provençal Day. Jonquières is a village situated between Orange and Carpentras. The first 13 photos are from the 2009 issue, the last 6 ones, from 2011.

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Recreation of a traditional scene at the village wash house.

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Embroideresses, dressmakers and spinners’ nook.

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This  small Renault car from the ‘50s is called a 4 CV.

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How to make an ass of oneself, for the others’ greatest pleasure.

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The traditional Provençal spinning wheel.

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Never a traditional festival without folk dances.

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Now, I’ll stay quiet and let the photos speak by themselves.

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A 2000-sheep flock is about to stream in the village.

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Here is the ‘transhumance’.

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Like dance, music is omnipresent in a Provençal festival.

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gl-Jonquières(84) 15ème Journée provençale 'Les Optimistes' 15.05.11a

The 15th Provençal festival in Jonquières (2011 issue ) ends in the evening with the Optimistes, a group presenting humorous songs. Many thanks to all the participants and organizers.          Huberaime 

About Huberaime

Enseignant, né en 1955, passionné de photo, nature, rando et patrimoine provençal. N'hésitez pas à m'écrire si vous voulez gratuitement des photos non filigranées, faire des sorties avec nous ou simplement échanger des impressions: huberaime@hotmail.fr
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2 Responses to Provençal Festival in Jonquières (Vaucluse) 2009 and 2011

  1. Pingback: 15e Fête Provençale à Jonquières (Vaucluse) 15 mai 2011 | PHOTOS DE PROVENCE et d'ailleurs

  2. Tatiana says:

    Everything is wonderful, colourful and bright and the people taking part in this festival are worthy of respect and praise!!!

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