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Chandeleur, Marseille

Chandeleur - Marseille, France
Chandeleur
3 Rue de l'Abbaye, Marseille, France 13007Map
Abbaye St-Victor
+33 491 33 2586
Neighborhood: 7th arrondissement
Overview

On the 2nd of February, after attending a mass celebrated by the Archbishop at the Abbaye Saint-Victor (Abbey of Saint Victor), visitors go to the nearby bakery, established since the 18th Century, to buy some navettes or crepes. These locally-made biscuits in the shape of shuttle boats, flavored with orangeflower receive a blessing on this special day. Before Mass, thousands of believers, carrying green candles (the symbol of light and hope), take part in the procession of the Black Virgin.

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  • Type: Major Events
  • Nearest Train: Métro: Vieux-Port
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