Housed in a 18th-century gristmill (built next to a one-of-a-kind 13th-century horizontal mill), EcoMusée du Pays de Fayence is a non-profit association (loi 1901) that promotes local heritage and are organising on Saturday June 18th (from 11am to 10pm) and Sunday June 19th (10am to 4:30pm), 2016, the 4th Medieval Festival in Fayence.
During these two days, you can wander the medieval market’s craft stalls where some artists will demonstrate leather, horn and calligraphy works. Troupes representing the 8th to 14th centuries will take you back in time with different short plays – the knight’s bath, medieval wedding re-enactment, dubbing ceremony – while various fighting techniques will be presented several times across the day as archers, knife and axe throwers surprise you with their agility. An introduction to fighting techniques and throwing skills will be offered for the young and old alike.
On the Saturday evening, a torchlight procession winds along Fayence’s village to the EcoMusée, followed by a bonfire, a fire-breathing demonstration and fights with burning chains and swords. The tavern will whet your appetite with locally homemade medieval food.