Winter

Saint Nicholas

Saint Nicholas,
patron saint of Lorraine

Many legends surround Saint Nicholas. Known for his generosity, Lorraine’s patron saint is joyously celebrated: parades, fireworks, marches, processions, shows and more. As 6 December approaches, all of Lorraine celebrates!

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Tradition: stories and legends

Eagerly-awaited like Father Christmas, he’s been delighting both young and old for more than 450 years. Many legends surround the other white-bearded man in red, such as the one where he saved three lost children from the hands of a cruel butcher.

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Gourmet Saint-Nicolas

Cinnamon, star anise, honey, orange: in the shops, restaurants and homes of Lorraine, the delicious aroma of the famous gingerbread marks the return of Saint Nicholas! Starting in November, before the big event, the first of the gingerbread honouring the saint begin to decorate the bakery windows.

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SAINT NICHOLAS,
EXPERIENCE THE FESTIVAL IN LORRAINE

Saint Nicholas is the subject of many legends. Known for his generosity, the patron saint of the Lorraine people is celebrated here with fervour.

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