A WORLD OF TALES AND LEGENDS
Takes and legends have written the history of the Rocher de Roquebrune-sur-Argens. In olden days, it was said that young girls in particular were sacrificed to appease the sacred mountain. These pagan temples were destroyed by the early Christians and replaced by oratories. Once the witches and sacrificers had been chased out, a Christian version of the legend of Saint Trou was established. A young girl called Marie took refuge at La Roquette at the dawn of Christianity to lead an angelic existence, but she soon found herself in the clutches of a hunter called Robert. To escape her pursuer, she threw herself into the faults in the Rock and only owed her salvation to divine intervention, which, by causing a rockslide, allowed her to save herself through a narrow tunnel that Robert could not breach. And until recently, 1 May was the opportunity for the people of Le Muy and Roquebrune to go to the Roquette and pass through the Saint-Trou. It was said that “only people of virtue could pass through the Saint Trou”… The more curious can go and try to cross the fault, located right beside the ruins of St Jean.