During two days of Saint Roch Fair, on August 15th and 16th :
- Guided tour on Saint Roch with the Tourist Office
- Processions and exhibitions of relics and St.Roch's staff,
- Liturgical and street events
- Visit to St. Roch's well (the house where he was born) and distribution of water to pilgrims.
Born in Montpellier in the 14th century and revered from the 15th century for his efforts to find a cure for the plague, St Roch is undoubtedly the most famous Montpellier inhabitant in the world, the patron saint of plague victims and the patron saint of pilgrims.
In the heart of the city, unique vestiges retrace the life of this mysterious figure. Pilgrims on the Santiago de Compostela road that comes through Montpellier are welcomed here and given sanctuary.
It is said that in 1854, when a cholera epidemic was raging through the neighbouring towns, Montpellier was spared.
In homage to Saint Roch’s protection, it was decided that a monumental church should be built on the vestiges of the old church of St. Paul.
L’église Saint Roch, standing solidly in the heart of the joyful bustle of the surrounding shopping streets, faces a delightful “trompe l'oeil”. Behind the church, on either side, shaded squares offer outdoor cafés, play areas and fountains. Don’t miss it on your perambulations through the city centre.
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