The Fête des Remparts is a medieval festival that takes place every other year in Dinan, the home town of Bertrand Duguesclin, one of the most famous medieval characters in French history.
This year’s festival was held on 21-22 July.
It was created in 1983 by the Society of Friends of the Museum and Library of Dinan, with the help of the Tourist Office and the support of the municipality of Dinan.
The festival has a different theme each time: 2012 was “Réjouissances princières et liesse populaire – Princely festivities and jubilant crowds”.
The theme of the next festival which will take place on 19-20 July 2014 will be “Inventions and Discoveries”.
People are encouraged to dress up with medieval costumes for the occasion.
Hiring a costume allows free access to the many shows organized on that weekend such as jousting, medieval markets, open-air dances. The festival ends up with a great parade.
The Fête des Remparts de Dinan takes the visitors back in time and the century old timber framed houses are a perfect settings for it. We are back in the Middle-Ages.
The spectacle is also in the streets, and it is really difficult to chose the best costume! I let you judge…
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2 comments for “The Fête des Remparts in Dinan – Brittany”
Dinan is such a beautiful town. I wish I were back there!
Dinan is really beautiful i agree! It’s one of these medieval towns that are very dynamic and lively, there is always something happening.