Feria de Pâques et Feria du Riz 2013 in Arles France
Feria de Pâques (Easter) and Feria du Riz in Arles 2013
Feria de Pâques and Feria du Riz: The traditional "Feria " or bullfighting in the Roman arena of Arles, are held from Easter ("Feria de Pâques") up to the end of September ("Feria du Riz" Rice in English) and attract 500,000 visitors to the Provence region each year. it's one of the main attraction of Arles who never sleeps during a few days!! A great opportunuty to discover the city!
Good to know:
- Before the Feria, the "Espace Toro", the bull corrals located in Gimeaux, present the bulls used for the corrida and offer information about bullfighting traditions in the south of France, Provence region.
- Normally two fights take place per day in a famous, historic monument, the Roman arena of Arles.
- The show is also everywhere in the streets of the old city of Arles. The "aficionados" or bullfighting fans, can continue their entertaining evening at one of the thirty "bodegas" over a glass of sangria. "Penas", bands of musicians, add to the festivities around the arena and throughout the city streets.
Old Posters of Arles Feria: