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  • The tradition relates that Saint Martha tamed with her own hands and attached to her girdle a dreadful dragon who was known as the Tarasque and is reported to have given his name to the city on whose site (amid the rocks which form the base of the château) he had his cavern.

    A Little Tour of France

  • The city of Tarascon has for its patron, St. Martha, who, according to the legend, delivered the country of a monster called "Tarasque".

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • We slept at St. Rémy, and made the next morning for Tarascon, with memories of Dumas and Daudet and Tartarin and the Tarasque pushing us on.

    The Automobilist Abroad

  • It was they, also, who slew the Tarasque on his second appearance, when he came in a thunderstorm across the broad bridge of

    Hills and the Sea

  • The story is but another variant of our own St. George, of St. Martha and the Tarasque in Provence, of many others in almost every country.

    The Story of Rouen

  • It was no doubt at the time when St. Romain himself finally destroyed the Tarasque of idolatry that this first church arose above the ruins of the pagan shrine.

    The Story of Rouen

  • And by the Tarasque of Sainte-Marthe, I'll bring you his head and you can put it up outside as a sign and call the place the 'Hôtel de la Tête

    The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol

  • Tarasque, no doubt set up in her own house at Tarascon an ideal standard of housekeeping that still is in force.

    The Christmas Kalends of Provence And Some Other Provençal Festivals

  • It was begun in 1400; he is said to have instituted the festival of the Tarasque, that used to be conducted with great merriment annually on July 29th.

    In Troubadour-Land A Ramble in Provence and Languedoc

  • For a moment they thought that the Tarasque had returned.

    Tartarin De Tarascon


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