TOUQUES

Touques Medieval fair

“The Normans towards the Conquest of Europe”
Listen! Listen! This year, the city will make you discover the great Norman epopee of the 11th century: the conquest of the south of Italy and of the Principality of Antioch.
The Normans have known, during the 11th and the 12th centuries, a phase of remarkable expansion throughout Europe. While William the Conqueror was conquering England, the Norman riders were exploring Spain, Minor Asia and Italy.
After having subjugated Italy and taken Sicily back from the Arabs, these riders managed to fund the Kingdom of Sicily.
This success was not just military. The warriors of Guillaume and the other Norman riders were able to face the conflicts they originated, and subjugated the indigenous populations. But they were also remarkable administrators and clever politicians, easily adjusting to foreign cultures and making conquered populations participate to their domination project.
In Mont Saint-Michel, Bayeux, Rouen, England and Southern Italy, their architectural and artistic creations are great proofs of the open-mindedness of the Normans, which harmoniously integrated to their works some elements belonging to the indigenous culture.
Practical information:
Permanent activities:
Saturday - Sunday
10 am - 1 pm / 2 pm - 6 pm
La Taverne:
Saturday 5 pm - 11 pm
Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
Visitors’ parking (free):
- parking behind the Town Hall
- parking of the École Malraux
- parking of the tennis fields
- parking of the Salle des Fêtes
The main events of Saturday:
Opening at 10 am
« La Ferme en déambulation »
Two harness bullocks
City centre / 11 am and 3 pm
« Bosch et Bruegel, cuisine, peinture et petits travaux »
Show: Duration: 20 min.
Place du Lavoir / 2 pm, 3 pm and 4:30 pm
« Les Colporteurs »
Moving show
City centre / From 2 pm to 6 pm
« Les fables d’Esope »
« Le dit de Saint-Pierre et du jongleur »
Street theatre
Eglise St-Thomas/ From 2 pm to 6 pm
« L’Amour médecin »
Show: Duration: 45 min.
Place de la Mairie
2:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm
Dance / Fire show « La queste de Garin »
Place de la Mairie / From 9 pm to 11 pm
The main events of Sunday
Opening at 10 am
« La Ferme en déambulation »
City centre / 11 am and 3 pm
« Bosch et Bruegel, cuisine, peinture et petits travaux »
Show: Duration: 20 min.
Place du Lavoir / 2 pm, 3 pm and 4:30 pm
« Les Colporteurs »
Moving show
City centre / From 2 pm to 6 pm
« Les fables d’Esope »
« Le dit de St Pierre et du jongleur »
Street theatre
Eglise St-Thomas/ From 2 pm to 6 pm
« L’Amour médecin »
Show: Duration: 45 min.
Place de la Mairie
2:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm
« La Grande Battle »
Activity: Duration: 30 min.
Eglise St-Thomas / 4 pm
Contact details

Touques Medieval fair

Centre-Ville de Touques

14800 TOUQUES

Phone : 02 61 00 80 04

Booking

Without

Opening times

From saturday 30/06/2018 to sunday 01/07/2018
From 10:00

thematics

Tradition and folklore, Medieval