The Saint Pierre's Atonement Day


From Thursday 29 July to Monday 02 August 2021

Every day

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The fishermen holiday, in other words "The Saint Pierre's Atonement Day" is a very popular celebration for the citizens of Sète.

On Friday evening the statue of the fishermen's patron saint is perched on a boat carried in procession by fishermen from the Penitent's chapel to the Décanale Saint Louis.
This night procession is followed by the fishermen sons in traditional costume.
On Sunday, a moving procession of exceptionally dressed trawlers, taking St Pierre's statue, leaves the port and goes to pay tribute to the offshore missing persons.

During the weekend a carnival and traditional jousts are organized by the Association of the Fishermen Sète Môle on Sète canals to liven up the district of the Marine and the Old harbour.

  • Category :
    • Traditions and folklore
  • City :
    • Sète
  • Free entry :
    • Yes


quartier du vieux port
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.39683
Longitude : 3.69605