Photo Essay: Costume Festival, Arles, France

Established in 1903 by the writer Frédéric Mistral, every first Sunday of July, the Arlesiens and Arlesiennes put on their finest traditional dresses and parade down the Avenue des Lices. The pictures say it all – it’s like stepping back in time.

 

Costume parade, Arles, France

Costume parade, Arles, France

Costume parade, Arles, France

Costume parade, Arles, France

Costume parade, Arles, France

Costume parade, Arles, France

Costume parade, Arles, France

Costume parade, Arles, France

Costume parade, Arles, France

Costume parade, Arles, France

Costume parade, with horses, Arles, France

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