Fête de la Saint Eloi

Châteaurenard - Centre ville - Provençal Tradition - 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.

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Information provided by OT Châteaurenard

  • Organiser

    Confrérie de Saint-Eloi
  • Phone

    • 04 90 94 76 66
  • Fax

    04 90 90 05 62

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Where to stay

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In this eighteenth century farmhouse, on 1ha, these guest rooms are air-conditioned, and each has a private bathroom and televison. Garden furniture, equipped summer kitchen available. Children's bed can be provided.

La Finiere
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La Finiere

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La Roquette
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La Roquette

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This quiet, family camping site, 1km from the town centre (many shops, markets) at the heart of the reowned Provence sites, offers a warm welcome and much appreciated services; 15x8 swimming pool, 3x3 paddling pool, playground, snack bar, free wifi and, in peak season, entertainment for adults…

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Mas Moulin

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La Provencale
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La Provencale

Châteaurenard

A 2 km du village, maison indépendante de 180 m² située dans un quartier calme. RdC : grand séjour salon de 39 m². Cuisine indépendante entièrement équipée. 1 chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers et SdE attenante. WC indépendants. A l'étage : 1 mezzanine de 20 m² avec coin bureau et…

Mas Max
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Mas Max

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2 double bedrooms in the countryside, 2.5 h of grounds in a beautiful and very quiet environment. Refrigerator, lounge adjoining each bedroom. Covered outdoor patio. Very hearty breakfasts. Heated swimming pool. TV

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House adjoining the owners House in countryside but close to shops.

Le 76
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Le 76

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Bel appartement au 1er étage d'une maison refaite à neuf, - 3 chambres avec placards (2 avec lit 140x190 et une avec 2 lits 90x190) - salon, salle de séjour, écran plat - salle de douche, lavabo 2 vasques, WC indépendant - équipement bébé - terrasse, jardin et cour pour la voiture

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Village de Noves
Site

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