Cordes, Medieval Festival

Medieval Festival at Cordes
Fêtes Médiévales à Cordes
Cordes-sur-Ciel (Occitanie region)

Geographical, cultural and historical context

The Festival has been held for more than 40 years in Cordes-sur-Ciel (or Cordes) located in southern France, on a hilltop above the left bank of the river Cérou in the Tarn, which forms part of the Midi-Pyrénées. Cordes originated as a "bastide", a fortified new town built in medieval Languedoc, Gascony and Aquitaine during the 13th and 14th centuries. In year 1222 Cordes received its charter from the Count of Toulouse Raimond VII to become a "bastide". The date is considered the foundation of modern-day Cordes.

Event description and programme

The Medieval Festival of Grand Falconer invites everyone to discover the medieval town and travel back into the past. Various performances and entertainment programs are designed for the visitors, telling the story of the ancient city, amidst the sound of horses' hooves on the pavement mixed with that of drums, bagpipes, lutes, fiddles and oboe. The city is crowded by citizens, fire-eaters, minstrels, jugglers, falconers, musicians, knights, ladies and peasants, all in medieval dresses.

Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.

Info & Contact

Le Comité du Grand Fauconnier
Address: 2 rue des Jardins, 81170 Cordes-sur-Ciel, France
Tel.: +33 (0)5 63563463

Cordes-sur-Ciel Community website

Office de Tourisme du Pays Cordais au Pays de Vaour
Address: Maison Gaugiran, 38-42 Grand Rue Raimond VII, 81170 Cordes-sur-Ciel, France
Tel.: +33 (0)5 63560052

Image: Le Comité du Grand Fauconnier
Text sources: Le Comité du Grand Fauconnier, Wikipedia

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