European Crafts Days


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The town of Ollioules has been committed for over 30 years to an active policy in favour of arts and crafts.

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A member of the Ville et métiers d'art network since 1998, the city encourages the development and installation of arts and crafts in the heart of the city.

Programme :
- Friday 31 March: Day dedicated to schoolchildren.
- Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April :
Open door workshops, demonstrations, participative workshops: leatherwork, silk-screen printing, paper making, initiation to scribing, featherwork, prints, pottery, writing workshop... Musical entertainment.
In the streets of the old town centre, creators' market.
Place Jean Jaurès: village of ironworkers. Presentation of the vocational training course "Ironwork" at the Lycée Langevin. Demonstrations by teachers Jason Galizzi, Philippe Castillo and their students. Presence of professional ironworkers, blacksmiths, cutlers, cabinetmakers, wood turners, sculptors, stone carvers.
From 2 to 4 pm: initiation and demonstration by Bertrand Dhermy, calligrapher, at the public school museum, 1 av. Anatole France.
- Saturday 1st April :
At 8.30 am, starting from the Bottin-Layet archaeological museum, traverse du lançon: Heritage walk on the theme of arts and crafts.
At 2pm, Maison du Patrimoine Métropolitain: conference "The art of gypsum making in Provence".
At 4pm, Frédéric Mistral garden: fashion show by Michel Ange Iriti, a fashion designer from Ollioulais.
- Sunday April 2nd :
At 9.30 am: guided tour with Martin Grange, guide. The tour will start with a stop at the Village des Ferronniers to present the activity of the Lycée Langevin in the training and practice of ironwork (demonstrations, use of forges ...). We will then walk through the streets of Ollioules to explain the different craft techniques used in Ollioules for centuries; millstone cutting, gypseries, soap factories ...., a pretext for meeting the craftsmen who will welcome us to present their passion (Caroline Mary, ceramist / Florence Bertin, pen maker and Gérard Sala, stained glass artist). The visit will end in the Galerie de l'Olivier, a place where you can admire the creations of all the craftsmen present in Ollioules. A glass of friendship will be offered at the end of this visit (FULL).

Exhibitions - Free admission:
- Galerie de l'Olivier, 7 rue Gambetta : Jean-Christophe Seyrig, singer "Façonner le rire".
- Salle de La Criée aux Fleurs : Jean-Philippe Pichon, photographer "Métiers d'hier, métiers d'aujourd'hui".
- Vieux Moulin, rue Roger Salengro (all weekend): Karen Koughlin, plastic artist, Denis Robinot, plastic artist and Pierre Dutertre, ceramist.

Languages spoken

  • French


  • Cultural


  • Arts and crafts


  • Exhibition
  • Open doors
  • Demonstration



  • Pets welcome

Animals are accepted.




Du 31/03/2024 au 02/04/2024
  • Le LUNDI
  • Le MARDI


European Crafts Days



European Crafts Days

place Jean Jaurès
83190 Ollioules