Pâques au Pont, the Street art festival in the countryside.
A week-end, in a pastoral, festive and gourmet ambiance!
The famous Easter event at the Pont du Gard will take place on 9th and 10th April 2023 to celebrate the long-awaited arrival of Spring, in a pastoral, festive and gourmet ambiance!
THE STREET ART FESTIVAL IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
Like every year, the Pont du Gard site and its “Mémoires de Garrigue” area are transformed into a vast playground for the weekend with events, shows, music…
The tastes and flavours of the garrigue will once again take pride of place with the famous farmers’ market and the local produce picnic, to be shared with family or friends.
Music and artists in parade mode: visitors will bump into them at the market, during the picnic and also when they’re least expecting them!
Children and families will have fun at the Easter Monday egg hunt and enjoy some amusing encounters along the garrigue pathways.
Various discoveries and a whole range of surprises await children and adults over these two convivial and festive days, in an exceptional setting.
On the left bank – Detailed programme to follow
Shows and events free, paid parking
MEMOIRES DE GARRIGUE’S 20TH BIRTHDAY SPECIAL
The new vintage of the “Pâques au Pont” (Easter on the bridge) festival will celebrate a special birthday: 20 years of the Mémoires de Garrigue itinerary.
Designed by Véronique Mure, this outdoor itinerary allows visitors to discover the landscapes near the Pont du Gard. An exceptional rural setting where the event takes place every year, based on a programme bringing together street acts, a Mediterranean market and a giant picnic.
Festive, participatory and gourmet, Pâques au Pont 2023 provides shows on themes closely related to this natural area and aimed at young people. An opening parade will kick off the festivities on Sunday morning for this special edition.
- The Opening Parade
An opening ceremony!
This first key moment of the festival invites you to take part in the party with the artists. A moment to be enjoyed with family or friends. You can come with colourful clothing, hats, decorated brooms… And follow the Banda Brutti for a rhythmic and festive time. To get you in the mood, you can use instruments or visuals, transforming you into a fully-fledged member of the parade!
Departure on Sunday at 10.30am in front of the Left Bank Reception
- Events for children
Events adapted to children with a main event on Monday morning.
The Easter Egg hunt:
Appointed by a hunting permit, children aged between 4 and 10 must find the coloured eggs…. One, two, three, four colours! And it’s almost game over! As they’ll also have to make a nice, cosy nest… and who knows? Maybe a golden egg will make an appearance!
Accompanied children aged 5 to 10
Monday, departure between 9am and 11.30am depending on the spaces available – Entrance to Mémoires de garrigue
- Tastings, picnic, local produce
The tastes and flavours of the garrigue will take pride of place with the Mediterranean market, tastings and the famous farmers’ picnic.
A farmers’ market on the hillside of the Mémoires de garrigue with fruit juices, wines, cheeses, jams and seasonal produce, from 10am to 6pm.
Farmers’ picnic: In the shade of the green oak trees, at the foot of the olive trees, sit back and relax… Don’t forget to reserve your picnic basket with “Bienvenue à la ferme”!
€17 per person.