Fires of the Saint Jean

Arles - En centre ville et Trinquetaille - Provençal Tradition - In June - Dates and program to be confirmed - 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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