Saint Clair, the patron saint of the seamstresses, recounts the
dubbing of the Prior with an offering to the Hermit, and a sermon
to the White Penitents in the Provencal language, in June we have
the celebration of Saint Pierre, the Patron Saint of seafarers.
In earlier times, the people did not put out to sea for 3 days
around the Feast of Saint Pierre, and took advantage of this to
paint their boats, dye their nets, ...and to play boules.
ceremony begins with a long procession from the Church of Saint
Louis right through the narrow streets of old Le Lavandou, to
finish in the Ernest Reyer square, where an open-air religious
service is held. To the rhythm of the salvos of the guns of the
Bravadeurs of Vidauban, the tambourine players, and the folk dancers,
the Prud'hommes, dressed in the traditional striped jerseys with
a red sash around the waist, carry the statue of Saint Pierre
right down to the waterfront. The ceremony then continues with
an outing on the sea, for the blessing of the waves, and to hurl
sprays of flowers into the crystalline waters of the roadstead.