Medieval Festivals Vendée 2021

Reminiscent of the big Renaissance Fairs or the all-immersive Feasts of the Hunter's Moon in other countries like the United Kingdom or the United States, our Vendéen Medieval Festivals take you right into the heart of life in the Middle Ages with authentic food, demonstrations, reenactments, entertainment, and artist markets. The Medieval Festivals are fun for the entire family, a feast for the senses!

Medieval festivals and Nocturnal events in the Vendée 2021 - TO BE UPDATED AS INFO BECOMES AVAILABLE

CHÂTEAU DES ESSARTS  

No medieval festival announced but expanded programming in 2021 features nocturnal events three nights per week in July and August 2021 (see our events calendar or visit their website)
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Reservations here
** Nocturne du Dimanche « Les Scènes Ouvertes » Every Sunday evening in summer from 21h00 the Château des Essarts makes its stage space available for various talented artists. Some are singers or dancers, others are comedians, some are acrobats. Their goal: to transport you to their rich and varied universe. All public 
     Summer programming July 4: "And the Woman created the world ..." Theater / July 11: "Lilie with lip service" Tribute to Barbara / July 18: Show "Feeling Good" by La Comédie des Rêves / July 25: Le Cabaret d 'Alexandre Humor and Songs / August 1: »Elsewhere» Humor - Romain Oliviero / August 8: Duo Karille Acrobatics and other surprises / August 15: »A well struck Diva please! »Lyric song and percussions / August 22: Contemporary Dance / August 29: Aerial Cherry Studio - Acrobatics
Prices: Adult 8€ / Child 6€ / Free up to 4 years old
** Nocturne du lundi et mardi « Les Balades contées »  At 21h30 every Monday and Tuesday evening, meet and follow Diria. This fascinating character will take you to discover the characters that history has not retained. All of them have left an imprint or memories to share with you, some even have a message for you. All public
Prices: Adult 8€ / Child 6€ / Free up to 4 years old
** NEW 2021 Nocturne du Mercredi « Silence ça tourne ! » Every Wednesday evening from 21h00 in summer
, attend the shooting of a short film in which you may become an actor. The director gives his final instructions, our stunt actors are ready, the cameras are on…
Silence… engine requested… it's running… We are in 1604, in the forest of Essarts, a horde of brigands led by the Guillery brothers, has forged a reputation as great as its booty. Several local lords rose up against these thugs, constituting an army intended to flush them out. Dive behind the scenes of this historic shoot, between the whims of stars and technical problems, live these funny and captivating moments alongside the film crews. All public
Prices: Adult 8€ / Child 6€ / Free up to 4 years old

CHÂTEAU DE TALMONT

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**Spectacle nocturne “L’épopée de Richard Cœur de Lion”
No medieval festival announced but NEW in 2021 is the evening show depicting the life of Richard the Lionheart! More than 100 volunteer extras, video mapping, equestrian stunts, epic music and original fire techniques, will take you on a sensational experience to the Middle Ages. Duration 1h15 Website
Dates
July 13, 20, 27 2021 at 22h00
August 3, 10, 17, 24 2021 at 21h30
Prices: Adult 19€ / Child 14€ / Free up to 5 years old
Reservation required 

DONJON DE BAZOGES-EN-PAREDS

**Nocturnes médiévales - VERY POPULAR MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL
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Saturday 31 July and Saturday 7th August 2021

From 7pm, the dungeon of Bazoges-en-Pareds opens its doors for a magical and mysterious evening in the heart of the Middle Ages. Knights, musicians, dancers, medieval games, tavern, small catering will be at the appointment of these nights rich in surprises.
Prices : Adult 10€ / Child 6€ / Free under 9 years old  Website
Reservation strongly advised at 02 51 51 23 10 - Limited places

CHÂTEAU DE SIGOURNAIS

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   August 21, 2021 from 14h00 to 23h30
Animations all afternoon from 2pm. Games, dance, fencing and more... Refreshments and fast food on site.
And a new night show at 21h30 "The legend of King Arthur".
   Prices festival + night show : Adult 14€ / 5-14 years old 6€
   Prices night show: Adult 10€ / 5-14 years old 5€
   Prices festival (afternoon only) : Adult 8€ / 5-14 years old 4€
   For Festival+meal+night show by reservation only. No sanitary rules (per their website)

MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL TIFFAUGES 

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    25 September 2021 (from 10h00 - 18h00)
    26 September 2021 (from 10h00 - 18h00)
THEME TO BE ANNOUNCED - HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS FESTIVAL
Market, demonstrations ceremonies, banquets of the lords, dancing and medieval music — WITH PARTICIPANTS FROM ACROSS EUROPE completely in character. Try to ask them where they are from! 
  RATES (previous year): 2 DAYS 6 EURO; 1 DAY 4 EURO (not yet announced for 2021 but likely similar) - Pass Vendée or other cultural pass doesn't apply

LES NOCTURNES DU CHATEAU de TIFFAUGES

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    21 Juli 10h15 (doors 21h45)

    28 Juli 10h15 (doors 21h45)
    4 August 21h45 (doors 21h15)
    11 August 21h45 (doors 21h15)
   18 August 21h45 (doors 21h15)
In the shadow of the ruins of the fortress of Tiffauges, the intriguing history of Gilles de Rais is revealed! Actors and extras will lead you in a great epic fresco to live the incredible destiny of this enigmatic character of the History of France. With the participation of 70 volunteers of the association of the Friends of the Castle of Tiffauges. (Good for any age and nationality, beautifully and visually depicted)
Ticket office open continuously on Wednesday of the Nocturnes
Prices : Adults 8 € / Young people from 6 to 25 years old 6 € / Family package 24 €.
Day + Night Pass : only on Wednesday nights : 14 € adults / 10 € youth / 42 € family
Limited number of places - Free seating

MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL VOUVANT

No announcement yet

CHATEAU DE TERRE NEUVE - RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

    Directions & website
Music, Dance and Menet Art Lovers
    Date: none announced yet for 2021

Image chateau de Tiffauges in the Vendee medieval festival annual

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