North Sarthe. Make way for the Bourg-le-Roi medieval festival, Sunday June 26

A chivalry tournament with the Cowprod company. ©L’Orne Hebdo

A few kilometers fromAlencon (Orne) Bourg-le-Roi, the smallest village in the Sarthe area, with a medieval character, surrounded by 850 meters of walls restored since the 2000s, will live, Sunday June 26around the time of the 13th century.

Music, theatre, circus…

The small town will host, for the space of a day, its 18th medieval festival with all its batch of animations orchestrated by the association Bourg-le-Roi Animation and Heritage that presides Gerard Lafosse.

After two years of interruption due to the Covid, our medieval festival is back to showcase local heritage. About thirty volunteers and sympathizers bring their help to make live or revive the town in the image of what it could be and have known in the 12th century. With this new edition, we will take the public into a whirlwind of music but also theater, circus, incredible and daring exploits.

Gerard Lafosse

Of many animations will retrace the entire medieval era: a arts and crafts market from 10 h 30 and three medieval encampments.

Aspects of civil and military life will be covered with demonstrations and fights, archery.

medieval meal

All will evolve on the common ground between the walls and the doors Saint-Martin and Saint-Rémy that surround the fortified village: the tournament of chivalry with the cowprod company, equestrian games, dressage and acrobatic tricks. Not to mention the flights of birds of prey with Stage flight.

The volunteers mobilized for the installation of the Festival on Sunday, June 26.
The volunteers mobilized for the installation of the Festival on Sunday, June 26. ©L’Orne Hebdo

The Kavance company and his two stilt-walkers will recount the adventures of Princes Beau and Mien.

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The Lion of Flanders company will offer acrobatics and juggling.

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Of 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.workshops, Latin calligraphy will be led by Michel Chanteloup. A battle of the children against the knights is scheduled for the end of the evening around 18 h 30.

Of 12 noon to 2 p.m.a medieval meal will be served in the old fashioned way with porters and stretchers. On the menu : flavored dishes like in the Middle Ages full of flavours, hypocras, talmouse (with fish), broth of almaniz (pork with ginger) and its garnish, cheese, Sienese tartare. Adult price: €17, child: €14.

Adult entry price: €7.

Close to 3,000 visitors are waiting.

Reservations with Gérard Lafosse on 02 33 26 98 53 or 06 83 59 65 75 at meal times. Email:

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