Kings of France baptism oil

The Bishopric of Reims traditionally received the revenues from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, which explains why the town supplied oil for the coronation of the kings of France. In 496, Saint Rémy baptised Clovis in Reims, who thus became the first Frankish king converted to Christianity. To baptise him, he used olive oil produced in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. This tradition was carried down through the centuries, up to the French revolution.

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