On the occasion of ‘La Bravade de Saint-Tropez’, stay at the Hotel Le Bailli de Suffren. Your hotel in Rayol-Canadel is located not far from Saint-Tropez.
What is ‘La Bravade de Saint Tropez’ ? This is a unique moment for the inhabitants.
For over 450 years, people from Saint-Tropez celebrate, from May 16 to 18, their loyalty to their Saint Patron.
St. Torpes , the Dignitary of the house of Neron, in 68 after J.C., refused to recant Christianity. Beheaded and thrown out on a boat of the shore, it was discovered by a Roman matron and hidden by Christians who made this martyr the patron of the city.
The glorious military past of the city is also celebrated at La Bravade de Saint-Tropez. From the fifteenth century, the town was rebuilt, fortified and repopulated. Then, these new inhabitants had to defend the city, on which it was necessary to ensure night and day.
For 3 days, pop-guns, blunderbusses, powder and processions will pass through the streets of the old town. On Sunday, May 17, 2016, a solemn Mass will be followed by the general procession through the city. Dressed in ancient costumes, everyone will commit to their role.
Do not miss this unique event! You have to be there, smell the powder, feel the detonations and enjoy the ceremony.