Fête de la Saint-Pierre et de la Mer
Baie du Cros
Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21

Tradition…

For the past 24 years, the town of Cagnes-sur-Mer and the Amicale San Peïre dei Pescadou dou Cros have joined forces to celebrate the Fête de la Saint-Pierre et de la Mer.

Originally, it was the traditional fishermen’s feast day: on this occasion, they would go to the Chapelle du Cros in procession to pray to Saint Peter to make the fishing fruitful.

Tradition also dictated that the poorest fisherman’s boat would be burned, and the village would join together to provide him with a new boat, amidst song, dance and celebration.

This year, Cagnes-sur-Mer will once again be celebrating the Fête de la Saint-Pierre et de la Mer.

We’ll be back to the traditional activities, with the “Nissa la Bella” folk group in attendance: mass at the Notre-Dame de la Mer church, the procession and the burning of the barque, now only depicted in order to preserve the maritime heritage and the period pointus boats, which are being restored.

On Sunday at 4pm, watch the sea parade.

… water sports

In addition to tradition, there will also be sea-related activities.

Among other things, we will be offering :

An introduction to traditional rowing in the bay of Cros-de-Cagnes by the Amicale San Peïre dei Pescadou dou Cros, sea outings with the Association Aventure Pluriel and S.N.S.M. rescue demonstrations.

You can also try your hand at scuba diving at Club Moana.

The fishing village will be celebrating

On Saturday, a tasting of local specialities will be offered at the Port du Cros-de-Cagnes (15€, reservation required).

On Sunday evening, the town’s choirs will perform in front of the Eglise Notre-Dame de la Mer at 6:30 p.m., followed by a sardinade at 8 p.m., and a variety show put on by the Amicale San Peïre dei Pescadou dou Cros (23€, reservation required).

… and show

This year, a new show will be presented to the public on Saturday evening from 10pm on the pedestrian seafront: “OCTOPUSSY ET LES AQUAVELOS” by the Compagnie Planète Vapeur.

This strolling show takes spectators on an extraordinary journey:

Straight out of Jules Verne’s fantastical fairytale world, Octopussy, the giant octopus hanging from the Nautilus, waves its transparent, color-changing tentacles.
Heavy-footed divers shower spectators with ribbons, while Octopussy amazes young and old alike.
Nimble on her feet, Octopussy strides through the crowd accompanied by Vélos d’un autre temps, three-wheeled bicycles bearing strange and mysterious fish.

Like colorful hot-air balloons wafting through the streets, the world of Jules Verne dances to the beat of the music! Brassy, metallic craft driven by wild, whimsical sailors, colorful explosions…
The Aquavélos will sweep you off your feet! It’s a stroll that’s as interactive as it is festive.

A moment of wonder and emotion!

Tradition, show and music will all come together to the delight of spectators, who will be able to walk along the pedestrian-only seafront on Saturday evening.

Residents and motorists beware!

Traffic will be prohibited on the Promenade de la Plage between allée des Pins and avenue Jean Jaurès on Saturday July 20 from 6pm (and until 4am on Sunday July 21, 2024).