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!


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

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See Fête du Travail 2012 here

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. says:

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    Have a great day dear

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

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