May Day – Celebration in a Medieval Village

This year’s Fête du Travail (Labor Day) was extra special for two reasons:

  • the local Cercle des Amis was celebrating their 140 year birthday, known for playing “boules carrés”   (video link)
  • the main village square’s six-month long renovation had just been completed & in the nick of time!

Flowers were proudly displayed throughout the village, as people (and the local mayor) partied and danced in the (medieval) streets!

Festival:

Village Square Before (2 smaller photos), During,  & After:

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See Fête du Travail 2012 here

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12 thoughts on “May Day – Celebration in a Medieval Village

  1. frank says:

    Nice photos, looks like a special May Day.

  2. Thanks – It was great fun!

  3. How cool! I love the flowers! Working in construction, the slideshow was fascinating. Thanks for a great post!

  4. Thanks, Melia. The major renovation is done, but they still have some final touches to add to finish – appreciate your comment.

  5. Lisaman says:

    That does look like a beautiful old village!!

  6. It is indeed beautiful, dates from 1600’s, and even has a chateau!

  7. Kavita Joshi says:

    very interesting..thanks for sharing dear

  8. inredningsvis.se says:

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    Have a great day dear

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (sweden)

  9. That 140 sign is very elaborately decorated! Some places take great pride in their flowers. Thanks for the post.

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