José NICOLAS & Gérard SIOEN
BRAVADE of SAINT TROPEZ
SAINT-TROPEZ
True communion of a whole population (whose distant or recent history
only heroism and fidelity ...), the commemoration of the Bravad
perpetuates each spring in the streets of the city!
Three days of devotion according to an immutable rite
for more than 450 years.

In the 16th century,
the pirates roamed the coast ...

and it became necessary to have a warlord!

In 1558, the Council of the Community
decided to appoint a leader, a "CAPTAIN OF TOWN",
in charge of recruiting and ordering
the men necessary for the defense of the City.

Their powers confirmed by all the Kings of France.
these CAPTAINS and their militias opposed each other,
for more than a century, to the many external attacks to ensure security.

But if, since, they stopped using
of their weapons to defend their city,

the Tropezians always kept them
to honor their Patron Saint.

Since that date, every Easter Monday,
the Municipal Council proceeds to the election
of CAPTAIN OF TOWN.

And every year, in mid-May, guided by their Captain de Ville, they celebrate the "BRAVADE".
with the costumes and weapons of yesteryear!

Communion of an entire population
  the feast of "BRAVADE" has continued to this day.

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The next BRAVADE will be held May 16, 17 and 18th

NOS AUTRES REPORTAGES
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UBAYE VALLEY IN WINTER

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DURANCE'S RAFTING

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HAUTE-MAURIENNE : FRESH AIR & TRADITIONS...

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SOULAGES MUSEUM IN RODEZ (Aveyron)

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THE FRENCH ACADEMY

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BORDELAIS WINERIES MODERN'S DESIGN

SORT OF SUBMARINE USED BY CAPTAIN NEMO,
THE FIRST WINERY OF THE CHÂTEAU CARMES HAUT-BRION
(DESIGNED BY PHILIPPE STARCK)
SPARKLE IN THE HEART OF THE VINEYARD.
THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCOVER THESE VESSELS
MADE OF GLASS, CONCRETE STONE OR STEEL,
OTHER WINERIES MADE BY ARCHITECTS FROM THE BORDELAIS,
ATTRACTION FOR THE EXPERT AUDIENCE.
THE WINE TOURISM, KEEPS GETTING MORE AND MORE EXIGEANT !

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DESIGN HOTELS IN BASQUE COUNTRY

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PROVENCE LAND

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PROVENCE FEASTS

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LEGENDS OF CORSICA

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