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le Mas de la Balma - 66110 - MONTBOLO - Naturism in Vallespir, Pays catalan

Here a strong regional identity has been forged which is expressed
in the language of the region, in the songs of the `sardanes
`(popular songs and dances of Catalan), in the traditional fêtes.
22 June : celebration of the summer solstice.
Water and fire are offered in honour of Saint Jean.
At the Mas de la Balma the shortest night of the year
is celebrated in true Catalan tradition.

feu de la Saint Jean

30 July : The holidaymakers of the Mas de la Balma who wish can participate in the procession of La Rodella de Montbolo. Leave by foot from the church Saint-André de Montbolo
at 7 am. for the Abbey Sainte-Marie d`Arles sur Tech.
Mass, taking of water from the holy tomb and the distribution about 11.30.
" Sardanes " in the square to the sound of a `cobla`.

 procession de la Rodella

14 July and 15 August : Cargolade. Big fête of the snail at the naturist centre

Tour de la Batère

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