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Feast of Saint Eloi

Traditions and folklore, Traditional festival, Bands in Tende
  • Come in large numbers to the historic village of Tende, to take part in the St Eloi Festival with its fireworks.

  • The SAINT-ELOI FESTIVAL (patron saint of mule farmers) takes place on the 2nd weekend of July. The members of the Brotherhood pay homage to their patron saint by organizing a magnificent cavalcade in the village with horses dressed in sumptuous colorful dresses, to the sound of traditional bands.
    Detailed programme :
    FRIDAY 8 JULY
    5pm Conference "The Roya salt route"
    By the ethnologist Nathalie Magnardi
    Musée des Merveilles
    9pm Ball
    Big top on the school square
    SATURDAY 9TH...
    The SAINT-ELOI FESTIVAL (patron saint of mule farmers) takes place on the 2nd weekend of July. The members of the Brotherhood pay homage to their patron saint by organizing a magnificent cavalcade in the village with horses dressed in sumptuous colorful dresses, to the sound of traditional bands.
    Detailed programme :
    FRIDAY 8 JULY
    5pm Conference "The Roya salt route"
    By the ethnologist Nathalie Magnardi
    Musée des Merveilles
    9pm Ball
    Big top on the school square
    SATURDAY 9TH JULY
    2.30 pm Equestrian show
    By the Roya stables and Isabelle Barrallié
    Stadium under the Chemin de Fer viaduct
    5pm Opening Concert of the Festivities
    By Franck Marcon, Serrassi organ (1807)
    Collégiale Notre Dame de l'Assomption
    8.30 pm Blessing of the Saint-Eloi Fires
    Dances by the folklore group of old Tende
    Place des Chapelles in old Tende, then Place de la mairie
    22H Fireworks
    SUNDAY 10TH JULY
    9.30 am Big cavalcade
    With the brass band La Jeunesse Niçoise, the Lanciour Group from Saint-Martin-Vésubie
    Departure from the town hall square
    10:30 am Blessing of the horses and mules
    on the square in front of the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame de l'Assomption
    Great mass
    Sung by the "Chorale des Anciens de la Garde" of Menton
    In the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame de l'Assomption
    12.30 pm Presentation of the cups to the priors
    Place de la mairie
    Aperitif offered to the population
    By the town hall
    Fast food on the spot
    3pm Concert by the "Chorale des Anciens de la Garde
    Marquee on the school square
    MONDAY 11TH JULY
    9am Mass for the deceased of the brotherhood
    In the chapel of the white penitents
    THURSDAY 14TH JULY
    1.30 p.m. Long game of boules
    Registration at the Bar du Colombier
  • Environment
    • Station district
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Village centre
    • Close to GR footpath
    • Bus station under 300 m
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French
    • Italian
Services
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
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Schedules
Schedules
  • From July 8, 2022 until July 14, 2022
    Opened Everyday
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