For the new edition of the medieval festival of Guérande, which celebrates its twentieth anniversary, the fools are in the spotlight. The public will have to elect the King of Fools this Sunday 2nd June at 4 pm.
To celebrate the 20 years of the medieval festival of Guérande (Pays de la Loire), honour to the madmen! Marotte in hand, erect hair, mischievous eyes and jumping feet, these madmen will accompany the crowd throughout the weekend.
They will of course be present at the traditional parade on Sunday morning (11 am, departure near the Porte Vannetaise ) which will see more than 2,000 costumed people wander the streets of the old town.
The king will be elected to the applaudimeter
Fools to seduce onlookers to be elected king of the fools Sunday at 4 pm.
“This idea was born from a work with a historian” says Patrice Guihard, in charge of events to culture.
Very popular in France, the Feast of Fools was very popular in the Middle Ages. Grotesque, eccentric!
“It ended with the election of the King of Fools. In Guérande, it will take place on the stage in front of the town hall. The king will be elected to the applause of some fifteen crazy candidates. “
More interactivity with the people of Guérande
These members of associations and taverns will each turn on stage. It’s up to them to make the audience laugh to win the precious title.
“With this election, we wanted more interactivity with the Guérandais, they participate in the medieval festival, “said Luc Portet, deputy mayor and coordinator of the steering committee.”
Another highlight of this anniversary edition, the children’s ball Place du Vieux Marché at 16:15, for young people from 4 to 12 years animated by Waraok.
“The troupe of troubadours Les Carlisons, who comes for the first time in Guérande, will also offer children introductory workshops at the medieval circus at 2 pm and 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday, “the organisers said.
Festive evening Saturday
Anniversary edition requires, a big festive evening is organised Saturday from 8.45pm.
“Pegasus Prod and Gueule de loup have concocted a spectacular creation of fire and flame especially to celebrate our 20 candles.”
Another highlight of the evening, the musical performance while poetry of Al Cantara at 22:30 on the parking Sainte-Anne. For music lovers, go to place Saint-Aubin, for the musical game of Gueule de loup, Waraok and Madrilenians Turdion. Atmosphere guaranteed!
Sunday, a bit of madness will blow on the medieval city around 5.30pm … For the last performance of the weekend, the equestrian stunt Pegas Prod will be accompanied by three groups of medieval rock Waraok, Gueule de Loup and Turdion.
“Here too it is a new show that the troupe presents us. Their tournament invites to an epic journey in the heart of battles of chivalry. “
Dessert competition …
The medieval fair located boulevard de l’Abreuvoir with even more artisans. The medieval camps (boulevard du Midi and rue des Lauriers). The taverns themselves, which should delight the taste buds … and who will compete for the first time in a contest of desserts, with utensils and products of the time “Saturday afternoon. Award ceremony at 5:30 pm, Wood Market Place. But also the theatrical epic imagined, written and played by the Bards of Terre de Sal Saturday at 3 pm place de la Psalette, at 5 pm rue des Lauriers and at 7 pm in the taverns. Every corner of old Guérande will be animated.
Practical Information: Saturday 1st June, traffic around the intramural will be prohibited from 12 midday to midnight and Sunday, June 2 from 10 am to 8 pm.