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Medieval Festivals in Brittany

Do you want to travel through time? With the medieval festivals in Brittany, summer promises to be a colourful affair! Young and old can enjoy magical days in historic settings, including musicians, jousting, markets and grand banquets, equestrian and juggling shows!

In the blink of an eye

1. Parade in the city of the Dukes

Josselin, 14 July 2022

For a day, the small town of character of Josselin, between Rennes and Vannes, reconnects with its medieval past. Join the jugglers, dancers and acrobats in the streets. Feeling peckish? Head to the period market, where local flavours will awaken the nose and taste buds. Entertainment, knights’ tournaments and burlesque shows take place one after another before a spectacular closing parade.  The evening continues with a grand firework display.

Where to sleep :

Josselin medieval festival

2. Dancing and grand equestrian parade

Hennebont, 30 and 31 July 2022

Every year for a weekend, the medieval town of Hennebont near Lorient relives the Middle Ages. Horses get the show started with a parade through the town. Dress up and join the dancers and musicians! At the medieval camp, there will be archery demonstrations, combats between knights, falconry demonstrations and equestrian events. Plays, concerts, period dances and giant wooden games complete the programme: a host of opportunities to have fun, sometimes in quite an unusual way!

Where to sleep:

Les Médiévales d’Hennebont

3. A legendary medieval market in Brocéliande

Château de Comper, les 6 et 7 août 2022

The medieval festival of Brocéliande would not be as delicious without its typical market. 50 km west of Rennes, at Comper castle in Concoret, around 40 creators will be set up for the weekend, accompanied by troubadours and knights. This exceptional day is punctuated with many events: equestrian and stilt walker shows, Breton tales and games, etc. Plunge into a world of valiant princes and fairies! Enchanted!

Where to sleep: 

Les Médiévales de Brocéliande

4. Over 100 representations!

Le Grand-Fougeray, 26 to 28 August 2022

A unique nocturnal show. Equestrian and nautical jousts.  Acrobatics, magic, music, aerial dance and fire-eaters.  30 minutes south of Rennes, Le Grand-Fougeray puts on a grand show for its Medieval Festival! Find yourself in the 14th century, just for a weekend. The setting is enchanting: the woodland park of Tour Duguesclin. Between shows, stroll among farms, stalls and camps: you’ll find everything you need for eating and drinking. Children will have a field day with tree climbing, archery and giant wooden games. Let the party begin!

Where to sleep:

Le Grand-Fougeray Medieval Festival

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