La Ciotat 1720 AD History Festival
La Ciotat, il était une fois 1720 Festival Historique
Dates 2017 to be announced (2016 edition cancelled)
La Ciotat (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region)
La Ciotat commune is located in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, at an equal distance of about 35 km from Marseille and Toulon. La Ciotat was the setting of one the very first projected motion pictures, “L'Arrivée d'un train en gare de La Ciotat” filmed by the Lumière brothers in 1895.
The annual reenactment festival in La Ciotat brings the visitors into 1720. The scourge of plague is spreading very rapidly over Marseille and throughout Provence arrives to La Ciotat. Thanks to their tenacity and ingenuity, the 9.000 residents of La Ciotat manage to protect themselves from the scourge. Moreover, the port and warehouse of La Ciotat start commerce, supplying food to Marseille and all neighboring cities and saving them from another scourge such as famine. Since 2002 thousands of visitors yearly have shared this exciting adventure through time with La Ciotat. Battles on land and at sea, historical reenactments of the scenes from daily life, fire shows, great parades are included into the program, and all characters from the past are to be met along the streets: nobles, common citizens, artisans, peasants, fishermen, corsairs, pirates and beggars.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
Association/organization name: L’Association “La Ciotat Il était une fois”
Address: Port Vieux, Centre ville, La Ciotat, Bouches-du-Rhône department, France
Tel.: +33 950528729
Image: L’Association “La Ciotat Il était une fois”
Text sources: L’Association “La Ciotat Il était une fois”, Wikipedia
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