Fires of the Saint Jean

Arles - En centre ville et Trinquetaille - Provençal Tradition - Le 23 juin - Free

Fires of the Saint John from the Canigou, in the rhythms of folk dances, accompany the return of summer, and weld the Languedoc to Provence.This tradition disappeared during the 1939-1945 war, will rise gradually and again the Saint-Jean and its lights resume their happy crackling over the years.Born of a solar flame in 1955, taken directly to the Canigou, it burns all year. Kept at the Perpignan Castillet by Catalans, delivered in June to the Provencal. Three days of racing relay are necessary to route of Perpignan in Ventimiglia. The passage of flame 60 towns and villages are served including Arles which receives the flame all 23 June around midday.12: 00 arrival of the flame of the Canigou in City Hall Transmission of the flame in the cities of Trets, Cailar, Allauch, Levens, Carpentras, Istres, Aramon, Grimaud, La Ciotat, Entraigues, Sorgues, Istres, Aubagne, Sausset-les-Pins, Gap, La Sainte Victoire and Pélissane anthem of Saint John, Saint John's message reading, songs, dances exhibition of the flame in the room and lobby and explanation on its history and on the lights with the inhabitants of Arles 18 h blessing of the flame Transmission to the cities and districts of Trinquetaille, Fontvieille, Maussane, Fourques, Gimeaux, Mas-Thibert, Saint-Martin-de-Crau, Port-Saint-Louis du Rhône 20.30 evening of Saint John with the groups of traditions on the Esplanade Charles de Gaulle Messages from the St Jean viewed: bundles are presented to the public, on which is fixed a message 'Saint Jean Burns bad and gives the good' they are then deposited into the fire the fire is lit at 22 pm precisely by M. le Maire Reading the message of Saint Jean in Provençal by the Queen of Arles and the maids of honour

No admission charge

  • Free

Information provided by OT Arles

  • Organiser

    Festiv'Arles / Committee of the "feasts of Arles"
  • Phone

    • 04 90 96 47 00
  • Fax

    04 90 96 81 17

  • Website

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Where to stay

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Ibis Styles Arles Palace Congress (ex Mercure)

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Museum

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Picasso
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Picasso

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La Maison Des Hautures
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La Maison Des Hautures

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Acacias
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Acacias

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La Roseraie
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La Roseraie

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MAS Nadal
B&B

MAS Nadal

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We welcome you in our mas Provençal, completely renovated. You will enjoy its private swimming pool, garden with its fish pond, its set of balls.Not far from the city centre, it is served by a bus stop.Possibility to use the kitchen.Open July and August only.

La Petite Maison
Holiday rental

La Petite Maison

Arles

Small town house composed of a living-kitchen room to the ground floor, a bedroom with double bed (160) and bathroom on the first floor, a room with a large bed and a small bed on the second floor and a mattress on mezzanine. See photos on the site: benezet.canalblog.com

Arum
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Arum

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Things to do

Théâtre Antique
Monument

Théâtre Antique

Arles

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The Bouton d'Or
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Theatre of Arles
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Theatre of Arles

Arles

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Cryptoportico of the Forum
Monument

Cryptoportico of the Forum

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The baths of Constantine
Monument

The baths of Constantine

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Bijouterie Pinus
Craftsman

Bijouterie Pinus

Arles

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Night Cargo
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Boutique Christian Lacroix
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Santons Henri Vezolles
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Where to eat

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Gueule du Loup
Food guide restaurant

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Jean-Luc Rabanel workshop
Food guide restaurant

Jean-Luc Rabanel workshop

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Lou marks
Food guide restaurant

Lou marks

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Le Réfectoire
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Galoubet
Food guide restaurant

Galoubet

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Plaza (La Paillotte)
Food guide restaurant

Plaza (La Paillotte)

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Palao Bistro
Food guide restaurant

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Food guide restaurant

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