Dourdan

Knights And Birds Of Prey

Jousting show during the Medieval Festival in Dourdan

Jousting show during the Medieval Festival in Dourdan

Smaller than Provins, the annual Medieval Festival in Dourdan just a few kilometres from Paris, is set around a 13th century courtyard of a fortified castle built by Philippe Auguste. A weekend of fun and fantasy travelling back in time when Crusaders and Knights ruled the western lands. Stalls in its Medieval setting offering breads made from old recipes to Medieval dresses and armours used in the Dark Ages … And for those interested in collecting these items, there is certainly a large choice, from lances, sword, glaive, axes, chainmail to crossbow and arbalest. Medieval entertainment include fire dancers and jousting sessions in a spectacular show with knights in theatrical costumes.

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While knights in their fantasy costumes fought bravely on scene, birds of prey fascinate visitors …

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And the fun ambiance continues with troubadours and folk dances …

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And for a Medieval elegance stop by a stall with a large wardrobe selection from head bands to “court” dresses …

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All day time travel into the world of Medieval Dourdan

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7 replies »

  1. The image of the owl screeching is incredible! Love it! I’ve been to several medieval festivals and always have been intrigued. I wouldn’t want to have lived back then but I enjoy the visit.

    • Thanks… I agree I wouldn’t want to go back to the Dark Ages either, otherwise Medieval Festivals can be fun 🙂

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