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Saint Cyprien’s Summer Firework Display

15th August 2018


Embrasement du port et spectacle pyrotechnique

One of the most talked about firework displays in the region, the ‘setting alight’ of the port and the firework extravaganza attract folk from far and wide.

The display is preceded at 7pm by a ‘sardinade’ when local fishermen share their sardine catch in this traditional Catalan feast of grilled sardines, bread and aioli .

A total traffic ban will be in place from 6pm with only emergency vehicles allowed to circulate on the following streets:

  • Av. des champs de Neptune, between the intersection with ’avenue Armand Lanoux and the entrance to the Jardins d’Harmonia

  • Av. Armand Lanoux, between avenue Armand Lanoux (résidence « Les Dunes d’Argent ») and Las Routes roundabout

  • Rue du Docteur Schweitzer

  • Rue Maurice Ravel

  • Quai Rimbaud

  • Chemin des Douaniers

  • Rue Jean de la Fontaine

  • Bd. Desnoyer, between the Office de Tourisme and the Maillol roundabout

  • Rue Frédéric Saisset

  • Rue Eugène Delacroix

  • Rue Albert Camus, between the fire station and the Lamparos roundabout

  • RD81A, between l’Etoile roundabout and the Barbusse roundabout

  • Bd. Maillol, between the Barbusse roundabout and the Maillol roundabout

  • Bd. Maillol, between the Maillol roundabout and the place Maillol

  • Rue Jean-Sébastien Bach

  • Parking plage sud

The ban will remain in place, with no exceptions for residents, until everyone has left the area after the display.

A “white zone” will also be in place all day from 8am to ensure the security of the public for the daytime events. This will cover the Office de Tourisme carpark, le Champ de Foire, le quai des pêcheurs, le quai Arthur Rimbaud and la rue Jean de la Fontaine.

The security measures may seem strict but following recent tragic events, it’s certainly better to be safe than sorry and believe us, the firework display is well worth the hassle!


10am : Procession from the old capitainerie

10.30am : Mass

11.30am : Procession and wreath laying on the water

7pm : Quai de Pêche – Join the local fishermen for grilled sardines, aïoli, vin rouge … and festive atmosphere. 10€ per person.

10.30pm : Grand spectacle pyrotechnique: the port will be set alight for 20 minutes !!!

Thousands of  projectiles will head for the sky (bombes, comètes, embrasement de la jetée), with a grand finale of  rainbow explosives which will remain engraved in the memory for ever.

More info: 04 68 21 01 33 (Tourist Office)


15th August 2018
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