Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer for the Gypsies’ Pilgrimage

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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, on the coast of southwestern France, is a village steeped in legend, history, and tradition that lives on today. Gypsies (Gitanes) from all over Europe gather here every spring on a pilgrimage – the Pélerinage des Gitanes – to honor their saint, Sarah. One legend (there are many) says that close to 20 centuries ago, a boat came ashore here on the Rhone River delta. ... Read Full Article