Valréas

Postponed in 2021 - The Night of Petit Saint Jean

Wednesday 23 June at 8.30 pm.

Event in Valréas :

Since the year 1504, every year on the 23rd of June, as night begins to fall, Valréas celebrates the little Saint John, going back in time.
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The historical city centre of Valréas, from Notre Dame church to Chateau de Simiane, is full of costumed medieval drummers, sword-bearers, commandants and other... All parade behind the little Saint John dressed in his sheep skin, holding aloft his banner and the Cross. The cortege of light and colour is stunning. Pontifical trumpets herald the arrival of the crowd and the child is bestowed with his year's powers, conferred upon him from the previous little saint. Thus Valréas has a new saint, a small child between the ages of 3 and 5, for a new year. Full of history and legend, this ceremony is dear to the hearts of the people of Valréas and moves all those who come to partake.

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Dates and times

Wednesday 23 June at 8.30 pm.

Prices

Free of charge.

Contact

84600 Valréas
Tel : View number 04 90 35 04 71

Coordinates

Longitude : 4.990325
Latitude : 44.383379