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Strawberry Harvest and Fête de la Fraise 2019

Sweet festivals in beautiful old villages are a sign of spring

Strawberry Harvest and Fête de la Fraise in Provence & French Riviera - Best Time
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Catriona Savage

You'll know that summer has come when you see all the beautiful red and fragrant strawberries around the streets of Carpentras and Velleron. It's a truly mouthwatering spectacle! Strawberries of all sorts: Ciflorette, Gariguette, Pajaro, or Mara des bois look attractive in picturesque baskets. Next to them you'll find all kinds of strawberry desserts, jams, syrups, sweets, and anything else you can imagine.

Giant strawberry cake with 8 m diameter
Giant strawberry cake with 8 m diameter

And while you're picking the perfect red delicacy and smel​ling the sugary sweet aroma, listen to some music and watch the Confrérie de la fraise Carpentras-Comtat Venaissin wearing ceremonial dress while holding their meeting. And don't miss the gigantic strawberry tart! Carpentras usually celebrates the strawberry feast in early April, and Velleron–in early May.

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