Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer is a commune on the Mediterranean Sea, that started out as a Roman fishing village. It is a 40 minute drive from Arles. It is best known for the Gypsy's Pilgrimage in May and October each year when Romanies, Manouches, Tziganes and Gitans descend on the town to take part in the procession carrying Black Sara, the Patron saint of the Gypsies, to the sea. The commune is the subject of several Van Gogh paintings.
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