Festoye du Mansuy: ask for the program!


La Rapière Déodatienne is eagerly awaiting the opening of the second Festoye du Mansuy. (Archive)

The second edition of the “Festoye du Mansuy”, organized by the Rapière Déodatienne in partnership with the Première Compagnie d’Arc de Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, the City and the Community of Agglomeration, is approaching since it will take place on weekend of July 9 and 10. At the Parc Jean-Mansuy but also at the Espace François-Mitterrand Admission at the rate of 1 euro – Free for children who pass under the custody of the 2-handed sword.

Richer, bigger and more professional than that of last year, the Déodatienne medieval festival will concentrate many activities, the complete program of which can be found below:

Continuous over 2 days

  • Introduction to sports and artistic fencing;
  • Introduction to archery;
  • Introduction to crossbow shooting for children;
  • Creation of ancient bows and arrows by live bow and arrow makers.
  • Precious Arts Space:
    • Museum of ancient instruments, illumination, tapestry;
    • Tempera painting workshops on parchment and scriptorium around the medieval binding on leather and wood.
  • Demonstration of blacksmithing and flame glassware;
  • Live medieval music by a company of troubadours;
  • Medieval camp, reconstruction of medieval life;
  • Basketry workshop;
  • Embroidery workshop;
  • Tales for children under the tent;
  • Educational workshops on the weapons and armor of the man-at-arms and the knight, training of the little knights, awarding of diplomas and souvenir photos;
  • Medieval playground;
  • Medieval market;
  • Catering;
  • And a 7m high trebuchet!

Saturday July 9

  • 10 a.m.: opening;
  • 11 a.m.: official inauguration;
  • 2 p.m.-4 p.m.-6 p.m.: ancient fencing fights in costume;
  • 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.: dog team on a stroll;
  • 10:30 p.m.: fire show.

Sunday July 10

  • 9h : ouverture ;
  • 2 p.m.-4 p.m.-6 p.m.: ancient fencing fights in costume;
  • 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.: dog team on a stroll;
  • 6 p.m.: concert by the Trecanum ensemble at the temple of Saint-Dié-des-Vosges at the end of the feast.

Monday July 11: illumination workshop for children at the Pierre-Noël museum.

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