Monday, 14 July 2008

Bastille Day

This wasn't our first visit to Josselin's Medieval Fair, we were lucky enough to see it the
first summer we arrived in Brittany, and then it stopped! As in so many things, the organisation of the day fell on the same people year after year until it just got too much, and the fair was abandoned . I guess there are so many of us guilty of this kind of procrastination - we all like to enjoy ourselves but are not always ready to stand up and be counted when the work needs doing !!

I can't begin to describe the colours, the sounds and the smells that made the day very special, so I'll let the photos speak for themselves !!

There were costumes, both attractive

and grusome !! Check the net !!!!


and horses

The Chateau and gardens

and I could just go on and on !! It was a great day, one that saw 1,000 costumed participants joining in the celebrations and I can't imagine how many other visitors came along to pay their tribute to this pretty little town and to say

Happy Birthday !


Kristie said...

Wow! That must have been so fun and interesting!!! I love the photos!

Gina said...

What a fabulous festival.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Brigitte said...

Merci pour la visite, on essaiera d'y aller l'an prochain. Amicalement

Elizabethd said...

I hadnt realised thay had stopped the mediaeval fair now. It is several years since we went to one.

Janet said...

Hi: How wonderful to be living in Brittany!! Your photos are superb - what a nice day you must have had. In my part of Canada, first settlement was achieved by Samuel de Champlain in 1603, sailing out of St.Malo and many of the Acadian French living here still descend from settlers from Brittany. An interesting link.
Janet from coastal Nova Scotia, Canada