Fête Médiévale

2017-10-03

Passy-les-Tours had their 8th annual medieval festival the weekend of September 8th.

Fête Médiévale

The festival was held about 5 minutes from La Charité-sur-Loire.  It was like stepping back in time. 

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There were knights jousting, demonstrations of falconry, food to taste, medieval costumes to rent, singing and much, much more.

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The château of Passy-les-Tours was built at the end of the 14th century. During the 100 years war the château was occupied by Perrinet Gressard who opposed Joan of Arc at the siege of La Charité-sur-Loire in 1429.

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We had great fun wandering around all the exhibits and marveling at the costumes, including the children's costumes.

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Byron dressed up as a knight.  He said the armour was very heavy!

                  

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We will be back again next year!    

                                         

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Thoughts of food.  Cooler weather is coming and our thoughts are turning to comfort food.  A perfect fall meal is a twist on an old classic 'Bourguignon de Canard'. The recipe is from marmiton.org  It is best served the next day and shared with friends with some red wine.     

                                    

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