Fête de la Saint Eloi

Châteaurenard - Centre ville - Village fête - Du 30 juin au 4 juillet

Every year in the Bouches-du-Rhône, between May and September, numerous cart processions are held in honour of Saint Eligius. On his death, on the 1st December 659, Eligius was recognised as a Saint and declared the patron saint of goldsmiths and blacksmiths. The carts are decorated with greenery or wheat and are pulled by 20 to 50 draught horses, harnessed in single file. These historic events (records of which have been found as far back as the 17th century) have retained all their rituals and are more than just a folk festival: they are a living tradition from the rural world of our forefathers. They provide a focus for the Provencal language and costumes.
The Carreto Ramado has always allowed each village or association to demonstrate its strength and the beauty of its harnesses, the skill of its wagon drivers and the fruitfulness of its land, by parading around the village to the rhythm of fifes, tambourines and Provencal dances. Horsemen and carts rival each other with their elegance and imaginativeness. In Provence, Saint Eligius is synonymous with celebration ... for the entire summer in turn and without fail, every village will celebrate Saint Eligius.

Information provided byOT Châteaurenard

  • Organiser

    Confrérie de Saint-Eloi
  • Phone

    • 04 90 94 76 66
  • Fax

    04 90 90 05 62

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