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Bassan

A village with a striking attitude to art

Located in the middle of the vineyards, Bassan has preserved its village character. Celts, Gauls, Romans, barbarians, Goths and Saracens have followed one another here over the centuries, each leaving traces that the curious visitor will not fail to notice. The heart of village, with its winding streets still bears the marks of history on the walls and lintels - a door from the twelfth century here, traces of the ramparts of the thirteenth century there, a seventeenth century castle, renaissance windows and many more unexpected  discoveries.

This beautiful village has a cultural life that challenges the visitor. A perfect example is the district nurse, who is the inventor of his own furniture, which he calls "modest", made of planks, crates and other recyclable materials. The carnival in March allows the associations, particularly well represented in the village, to express themselves through a parade of original floats like the famous "Toad of Bassan". Artists exhibit their creations in the last weekend of June during the "Art in the Sun" festival where anyone can enter his or her work. In July, in addition to the local festival, the Sevillian flamenco festival  is in full swing with the joyful atmosphere of Andalusia... The village of Bassan, under the shade of the great plane trees, has many treasures to be discovered!

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