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Fête des Marins (Marine Festival)

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The two-day Fête des Marins is held on Pentecost Sunday and Monday (50 days after Easter). On the first day all the boats in the harbor are decked out in flags and paper roses, and a priest bestows his blessing at high tide. The next day, model boats and local children head a musical procession to the small chapel of Notre Dame de Grâce.

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  • Address: St. Catherine, Honfleur, 14600 | Map It
  • Location: Honfleur
Updated: 04-07-2014

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    Saints ships and the sea!

    Of course sailing is at the heart of everything in Honfleur and during Pentecost in May Honfleur celebrates with the sailor's festival; La fête des Marins! Fishing boats and sailing ships festooned with flags come from near and far for the bénédiction, ensuring a year of prosperity and protection to all. Read more here: http://honfleurthenandnow.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/honfleur-saints-ships-and-sea.html

    by Pippa_Grantham1, 10/1/12

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