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Mass

Medieval Mass

10h30-11h30 Bayeux Cathedral

Wandering the streets

kervan cie

Mirage : les hommes du désert

By Kervan cie

According to the ancient texts, the Sandlakis are time and colour keepers… Once a year they reappear to bring colours and pigments to the world in a blazing, luminous parade. They move forward to the beat of percussion and pipes…
Like a cloud, an optical illusion… A mirage!

During the day Medieval city

Fashion show

By Reconstituteurs

In line with the “fashion and accessories” theme of this 35th edition , members of the encampments will give a fashion show complete with doublets, gambesons, breeches and pointed shoes…

6pm Place de Gaulle

Skills

Cuir d'antan

Au cuir d'antan

This medieval shoemaker makes the shoes of the period in front of you: he introduces the tools and techniques for making and assembling shoes, compares them with modern shoemaking, and there’s an exhibition on the history of shoes from ancient times to the 19th century

From 10 am until the evening Place de Gaulle

Camps

Lions Montfort

Les Lions de Montfort

“The lions” recreate civil and military life in a Breton militia during the period (1458-1488) when the Duke of Brittany was François II. They aim to recreate the everyday life of people in the late Middle Ages as faithfully as possible.

From 10 am until the evening Place de Gaulle

Camps

GMA

Les Guerriers du Moyen Âge

Discover how people dressed, were educated, fought, received treatment and were operated, painted, cut stone and used lighting in the Middle Ages.

From 10 am until the evening Place de Gaulle

Camps

Dex Aïe

Dex Aïe

Recreation of a Norman civil and military encampment at the time of William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy.

Activity for children: enrolment and training for young knights aged between 7 and 12 on the theme of the Battle of Hastings (3 times a day).

From 10 am until the evening Place de Gaulle

Games and activities

De soie et d'or

De soie et d'or

By Ars Fabra et l'Atelier de Julie

Goldsmith: engraving, chasing, fire enamelling, metal casting, jewellery…

Felt-maker: sheep’s wool felting. Trimmings maker: weaving wool and silk trimmings.

And for kids aged 3 upwards: “Young and Curious” workshop, fun exhibition for children about textile crafts.

From 10 am until the evening Hôtel du Doyen

Trollball

By 3 DIX-HUIT

Trollball is a full-scale fantasy role-play game, a clever mix of “rugby” and fencing. Demonstrations and introduction to playing by young people from 3 DIX-HUIT.

From 10 am until the evening Place de Gaulle

Parade

PETIT DRAGON VERT- Cie Youplaboum

Grand Parade by Night

By Cie Youplaboum

The city of Bayeux is proud to present one of the only Grand Parades of its kind in France. Fantastical creatures, fire, stilt walkers, beating rhythms… And not to be missed, appearing only in the parade: this giant puppet of a hybrid creature, manipulated by a puppeteer-tamer, always causes a sensation with supple, undulating movements resembling both a bird and a snake.

The strange dragon is curious about everything, drinks water out of fountains, demands to be stroked by his tamer and plays with the audience who are amused and go along with his antics. The creature is impressively large, and wanders around like a fantastical creature that has escaped from a merry-go-round, savouring the delights of freedom.

 

This unmissable event, with over 500 participants, companies, performers, acrobats and clubs, is a spectacular and magical occasion for everybody!

 

In case of bad weather conditions, postponement to Sunday morning at 11am.

10pm Start at place Saint-Patrice

Concert

Monts rieurs

Trybu et les A-Cordés

By Cie Monts Rieurs

A tribe bringing musicians together makes music bringing people together. From the Celtic peoples to those of the Mediterranean, Trybu ropes performers from Provence, Central France and Brittany together to create unity. Melodies with rich sonorities and tactile or aerial rhythms invite the audience into an energetic sequence full of vitality and dreams. An invitation to travel.

They sculpt timeless musical friezes between different worlds that move forward together with no frontiers

10pm Parvis de l'Hôtel de Ville

Games and activities

jeux

Jardin des jeux

Traditional wooden toys and games for all children. Discover the rich heritage of play with various games of shuffleboard, bowls, skill and balance - games that are always fun for all generations.

From 10 am until the evening Place de Gaulle

Wandering the streets

Asymétrik

Les Lutins

By Le Cirque Asymétrik

Seven imps with strong personalities have just arrived from their Forest of Argonne and will carry you off into their world. Led by their Patriarch, they retrace the trail of their ancestors. They search for their source of energy over the course of life and its ups and downs. Will they manage to find it? A show combining poetry, humour, feats and ridicule

During the day Medieval city

Camps

Campement Gisna

Gisna

Discover the everyday lives of artisans, nobles and warriors in a Carolingian encampment with workshops, demonstrations and introductions to weaponry, illumination and calligraphy, textiles and fashion, blacksmithing, woodworking, furniture and trade.

From 10 am until the evening Place de Gaulle

Re-creations

Dioramas

Dioramas et reconstitutions historiques

By Compagnie Art6

Exhibition of a 1/72 scale model of Bayeux Castle from east to west in the 13th century, a castle mound and its enclosure (fortification from 10th to 12th centuries), and a model of the castle of Osaka in Japan. A display of intricate craftsmanship!

From 10 am until the evening Place de Gaulle

Concert

Groupe Smedelyn

Smedelyn Concert

Smedelyn are musicians from the Kingdom of the Veze in the Retz region between Brittany and Poitou, who will take you on a festive musical journey across several centuries, from the end of the Middle Ages to the glorious period of the Renaissance.

With oboe, flute, veuze (a Breton bagpipe) and various drums… What you hear will give you an irresistible urge to dance, putting you under a spell and filling you with joy.

9pm Cathedral

Street theatre

via cane

Bosch et Bruegel

By Cie Via Cane

From their travelling kitchen-workshop, our two painter-cooks Bosch and Bruegel are determined to cook you the finest dishes out of the most revolting animals... Actors and puppets manipulated in full view bring you a beguiling social satire, inspired by the paintings of these old masters, in three delicious stories….

3:15pm and 6pm on saturday and sunday Jardins de l'hôtel du Doyen

Wandering the streets

Dahutanes

Dahutanes

By Le Cirque Asymétrik

These mystical dahu trainers come down from the mountain once a year, at the solstice, to bring blessings to the villagers. They chase away evil spirits, ensure the populace will have a peaceful year, and leave offerings to guarantee a good crop.
A show inspired by pastoral folklore.

During the day Medieval city

Street theatre

gay-sçavoir

Folklore de Normandie

By Association Le Gay-Sçavoir

Traditional Norman dances and songs accompanied by a hurdy-gurdy.

4pm Parvis de la Cathédrale

Games and activities

Montreurs de merveilles

Les Montreurs de Merveilles

By Cie Les Enjoliveurs

Get yourself a hat right now! Hats and flower wreaths were part of the dress code in medieval times. In part performance, part animation, noble ladies, gentlemen, damsels and young lads will be hatted with tourettes, crowns, single and double hennins or troubadour hats, produced in about 15 minutes out of brown paper, tissue paper, gift ribbon and raffia.

From 10 am until the evening Place de Gaulle

Market

marché nuiteux

Evening Medieval Market

150 stalls are to be found - creators, artisans and producers shout out about their wares to the enthusiastic crowds.

9pm to 12pm on friday Around the Cathedral
10 am to 12pm on saturday Around the Cathedral
10am to 7pm on sunday Around the Cathedral

Skills

Chantier médiéval

Medieval site

Skilled craftsmen and journeymen share their ancestral know-how in building : blacksmiths, stone masons, sculptors, carpenters…..

From 10 am until the evening Hôtel du Doyen

Wandering the streets

Monts rieurs

Trybu dans la rue

By Cie Monts Rieurs

Six musicians whose energy connects! Their music is always a voyage of discoveries in sound that they share with the audience, taking the listener into a musical bubble with a space devoted to sound as a backdrop. Their compositions are inspired by traditional music with a touch of rock, and make
you want to dance….

En journée Cité médiévale

Street theatre

effet railleur

Goupil ou Face

By Cie Effet Railleur

Goupil ou Face is a wacky version of part of the famous medieval fable “Le roman de Renart” (Renart the Fox). It’s a clown show bringing together two zany sidekicks - who are acrobats, jugglers, singers and actors - and these two jokers string together gags at top speed without giving the audience a moment to catch their breath!

2pm and 4:30pm on saturday and sunday Parvis de l'Hôtel de Ville

Wandering the streets

Groupe Smedelyn

Smedelyn

Smedelyn are musicians from the Kingdom of the Veze in the Retz region between Brittany and Poitou, who will take you on a festive musical journey across several centuries, from the end of the Middle Ages to the glorious period of the Renaissance. With oboe, flute, veuze (a Breton bagpipe) and various drums…. What you hear will give you an irresistible urge to dance, putting you under a spell and filling you with joy.

During the day Medieval city