Fête des Remparts (Ramparts Festival) – Dinan: July 2019
It's time for the festival of the ramparts again!
Although its theme is the Middle Ages, the Fête des Remparts is nonetheless very much of its time. Everyone, whether young or not-so-young, can enjoy taking part in this unusual role-play game, devised in 1983. And this landmark event in Bertrand Du Guesclin's home town looks just as much fun as ever.
Every other year since 1983, the Ramparts Festival has taken over the pretty little town of Dinan for a weekend. Step back into medieval times and get carried away by the fun and friendly atmosphere. It’s a different world, full of smiling faces, where the people of Dinard dress up in period costumes and a whole range of events are laid on to make this biannual festival a success!
With jousting tournaments, a big medieval market, balls, a grand parade and many other events, Dinan brings ancient customs to life and takes you back to another era during this colourful weekend. A theme is chosen for each festival: ‘great fears’, ‘feasts and festivals’, or ‘builders’. It’s a chance to discover what daily life was like for our ancestors, in a setting that’s full of panache! Take this opportunity to discover or rediscover Dinan, a Town of Art and History that’s packed with attractions: the Clock Tower, the Couvent des Cordeliers, the Saint-Sauveur basilica and more… all treasures that bear witness to the rich and glorious past of this medieval town.
To find out more: www.fete-remparts-dinan.com