The legend of sainte Réparate
Réparate's martyrdom: molten pitch | Finoskov / CC-BY-SA
Let’s talk about Réparate! She was born in Caesarea in Palestine and died at 15 years old after her martyr in 250. Tortured then decapitated, her executioner put her body in a barque he put on the Mediterranean sea. Whatever will be will be!
The skiff travelled a lot, then arrived near Nice coast, by a fine summer evening! Fishermen found the little boat, with 2 angels by its side: they named the famous Baie des Anges ("Angels' Bay") after Réparate...
In short, they brought the barque on the sand: inside, they discovered a young girl... Réparate! She was dead, in fact, so they decided to bury her in a decent place and named her patron saint of Nice!