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The little story of Saint-Ser
Native of Lyon at the 5th century after JC, Saint-Ser was a hermit who withdrew himself in a cave of the Holy-Victoire Mountain. Its virtues and its Christian faith summer exemplary model. It attracted the many faithful ones and constituted a model for the inhabitants of the country.
At that time, Euric, sovereign Visigoth, violent and cruel, savagely hostile with the Christian church, reigned on Provence. His worst opponent was Saint Ser. Around the year 484, refusing to submit and despising the threats, Saint-Ser was beheaded by Euric’s emissaries.
Around year 484, refusing to subject itself and scorning the threats, saint-Ser was decapitated by the emissary of Euric. The place of its torment was that of its burial and its memory remained venerated in all the Aixoise region.
Today, the Saint-Ser chapel, built in a mountain cave, remains a place of pilgrimage where the inhabitants of Puyloubier and the surrounding area go every year, on May 24, for a religious service.