The Medieval festival of Pont-Croix
La Fête Médiévale de Pont-Croix
Pont-Croix (Finistère department, Brittany region)
a charming Breton town celebrates its medieval past with a grand festival and a fully-immersive experience in the customs, colours, smells and sounds of the Middle Ages with a rich programme of events centred around the civil and military daily life of the period...
Geographical, cultural and historical context
Pont-Croix is a small rural town built on the southern slope of the Lanneon hill overlooking the valley of the river Goyen, at about 32 km from Quimper and 25 Km from Pointe du Raz, in Brittany. The town, which dates back to the 11th century, is built in the form of an amphitheatre with houses and gardens lying harmoniously close to the beautiful Romanesque church dedicated to Notre-Dame-de-Roscudon. In the course of time Pont-Croix has been home to craftsmen and clerics and wealthy merchants playing their sea trade with Spain.
Event description and programme
The local heritage relives through the Medieval Festival which takes place in odd years during the Easter weekend and combines cultural and educational aspects with fun and leisure activities for adults and children. A faithful medieval village is staged where the visitors will have the opportunity of a real travel back in time getting a deep insight into the daily life during the Middle Ages while meeting several historical characters and wandering among the stalls of the medieval market to admire all kind of good and wares and breathe the unique atmosphere of its smells colors and sounds. The programme includes living history displays at the historical camps, knights’ tournament, dance and theatre shows, performances of artists, battle reenactments, as well as many crafts workshops, such as woodworking, carving, blacksmithing, basketry, bronze casting and cabinet making. This festive event is also of great cultural interest, since each time a conference, an exhibition about life in the Middle Ages or a concert of medieval music are offered.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
La Maisnie de Tyvarlen
Pont-Croix Town Council
Address: 26 Rue du Docteur Néïs - 29790 Pont-Croix, France
Tel.: +33 0 298704066
Pont-Croix Tourist Office / Office Municipal de Tourisme de Pont-Croix
Address: 1 Rue Laënnec - 29790 Pont-Croix, France
Tel.: +33 0 2 98704038 | Fax: +33 0 2 98705362
Image: Le Comité pour la Fête Médiévale
Text sources: Le Comité pour la Fête Médiévale, Pont-Croix Town Council, Wikipedia
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