Medieval
Festival

The next 18 and 19 of may,
the Castle of Sedan will welcome the 24th edition of the Medieval Festival

Come feast for 2 days at the time of the knights and legends in the heart of this impregnable fortress!

Relive the castle at the time of the Principality!

For two days, visitors will wander around the camps, shows and exhibitions of daily life: medieval cuisine, medieval weapons, medicine and surgery, the history of chivalry, the forge, the glass factory , the manufacture of clothing …

More than twenty troops will permanently animate the castle and its surroundings, from musicians to street entertainment through demonstrations of fighting and fire eaters …

Like more than 400 other participants, all will parade during the great procession of Saturday night. The medieval market, which gathers more than a hundred stalls, will be extended on Saturday at night, before giving way to the show in the moat at 22h.

This edition will also be the children’s party! They will have fun since each camp and craftsman will offer a workshop and playgrounds.

Catering possible on site in the different taverns of the Festival.

Highlights of the festival

Chivalry
Tournament

The Medieval
“accrotour”

The great procession & concerts

Shows
of fire

Shows

Shows

For two days, visitors will wander around the camps, shows and exhibitions of daily life: medieval cuisine, medieval weapons, medicine and surgery, the history of chivalry, the forge, the glass factory , the manufacture of clothing …

Indoor shows will be offered throughout the Festival in various locations: Le Lac social center, Pierre Bayle Circle, Galerie des Antiques …

Musical animations and wanderings

Musical animations and wanderings

The musicians will transport you to a magical world to the sound of the hurdy-gurdy and various percussions. In addition to their camps, companies will offer introductions to medieval dance. Gigantic bagpipes, deafening drums, catchy melodies and exciting rhythms: these are the elements that awaken all minds.

Animations for children

Animations for children

During the whole weekend, the children will have an appointment at the Castle to discover the animations and workshops: wooden construction games, mud houses.
After the success of last year, the Accrotour is back for this new edition: young and old can climb safely – guaranteed fun!

Camps

Camps

Come discover the life of camp thanks to the 10 companies present on the Festival in more than thirty tents spread over 2500m2 around the Castle. They share with you daily life and group life: craft demonstrations, cooking, archery, medicine, hygiene …

Medieval market and restoration

Medieval market and restoration

All around the site stretches the large medieval market. It is made up of a hundred exhibitors, from all over Europe, who will delight lovers of the Middle Ages: leather goods, pottery, jewelery, medieval clothing and accessories, etc … The most gourmands can also delight to their taste buds of a thousand and one gluttony spread over the stalls of these merchants: cakes, beers, jams, charcuteries, cheeses and artisanal wines …

Associations, Artisans

Associations, Artisans

On the occasion of the Festival, many local associations actively participate in the activities on offer.
Find many artisans on the pioneer camps:

  • Forge, Tin,
  • Manufacture of chainmail,
  • Calligraphy, Cutlery,
  • Illumination, bobbin lace,
  • Heraldic, Leather,
  • Stones size, basketry.

Useful information

Opening time :

Saturday :from 10h to 23h
Sunday :from 10h to 19h
Medieval market open at night on Saturdays until 22h..

Download the program

Download the plan

Rates in advance from April 15 to May 17:

  • Adult prices:7 € the day / 9 € the weekend
  • prices for 12-18 years old: 4 € the day / 5 € the weekend

The Festival is always FREE for kids under 12!
Weekend tickets are sold only in advance.

Rates on site:

Adult prices: 10 € per day
Prices for 12-18 years old: 5 € per day
The Festival is always FREE for kids under 12!
Weekend tickets are sold only in advance.

Festival ticket office

coming soon …

Previous Editions

2018

Relive the edition
2018

A great success for this 23rd edition of the festival marked by sunny weather and the return of chivalry tournaments in the moats of the Castle, animation that had not been programmed in this context for more than 10 years. In the highlights of the weekend: the arrival of the procession on Saturday evening on the forecourt of the church Saint Charles with a fire show followed by a fire equestrian show to close the evening.

2017

Relive the edition
2017

It was a great success for this 22nd edition of the festival marked by sunny weather and the return of chivalry tournaments in the moats of the Castle, an event that had not been programmed in this context for more than 10 years. In the highlights of the weekend: the arrival of the procession on Saturday evening on the forecourt of the church Saint Charles with a fire show followed by a fire equestrian show to close the evening.
Among the novelties, the Accrotour has seen many children climb all week end!

2016

Relive the edition
2016

Between music, street entertainment, fights, camps or even medieval market, each visitor was able to go back in time and immerse themselves in the medieval atmosphere!
A lot of novelties were on the program with among others the Arcadia Company, Tan Elleil, Esquielle Workshop where the visitors could discover the profession of saintier but also the Celtic Dragons and its play area for children …

2015

Relive the edition
2015

An exceptional edition of the Festival under the sign of its 20 years. 20 years during which the organizers have highlighted themes as diverse as the acrobats or gargoyles or even emblematic cities of medieval times as Coucy to the Wonder or Reims.
The festival-goers could discover new troops but also find those which marked the previous editions.
They also celebrated with dignity this 20th anniversary during an exceptional evening with a large procession that passed through the city center before continuing with a concert in the moat. It ended with a magnificent fireworks shot from the ramparts of the castle.

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Medieval
Festival

The next 18 and 19 of may,
the Castle of Sedan will welcome the 24th edition of the Medieval Festival

Come feast for 2 days at the time of the knights and legends in the heart of this impregnable fortress!

Relive the castle at the time of the Principality!

For two days, visitors will wander around the camps, shows and exhibitions of daily life: medieval cuisine, medieval weapons, medicine and surgery, the history of chivalry, the forge, the glass factory , the manufacture of clothing …

More than twenty troops will permanently animate the castle and its surroundings, from musicians to street entertainment through demonstrations of fighting and fire eaters …

Like more than 400 other participants, all will parade during the great procession of Saturday night. The medieval market, which gathers more than a hundred stalls, will be extended on Saturday at night, before giving way to the show in the moat at 22h.

This edition will also be the children’s party! They will have fun since each camp and craftsman will offer a workshop and playgrounds.

Catering possible on site in the different taverns of the Festival.

Highlights of the festival

Chivalry
Tournament

The Medieval
“accrotour”

The great procession & concerts

Shows
of fire

Shows

Shows

For two days, visitors will wander around the camps, shows and exhibitions of daily life: medieval cuisine, medieval weapons, medicine and surgery, the history of chivalry, the forge, the glass factory , the manufacture of clothing …

Indoor shows will be offered throughout the Festival in various locations: Le Lac social center, Pierre Bayle Circle, Galerie des Antiques …

Musical animations and wanderings

Musical animations and wanderings

The musicians will transport you to a magical world to the sound of the hurdy-gurdy and various percussions. In addition to their camps, companies will offer introductions to medieval dance. Gigantic bagpipes, deafening drums, catchy melodies and exciting rhythms: these are the elements that awaken all minds.

Animations for children

Animations for children

During the whole weekend, the children will have an appointment at the Castle to discover the animations and workshops: wooden construction games, mud houses.
After the success of last year, the Accrotour is back for this new edition: young and old can climb safely – guaranteed fun!

Camps

Camps

Come discover the life of camp thanks to the 10 companies present on the Festival in more than thirty tents spread over 2500m2 around the Castle. They share with you daily life and group life: craft demonstrations, cooking, archery, medicine, hygiene …

Medieval market and restoration

Medieval market and restoration

All around the site stretches the large medieval market. It is made up of a hundred exhibitors, from all over Europe, who will delight lovers of the Middle Ages: leather goods, pottery, jewelery, medieval clothing and accessories, etc … The most gourmands can also delight to their taste buds of a thousand and one gluttony spread over the stalls of these merchants: cakes, beers, jams, charcuteries, cheeses and artisanal wines …

Associations, Artisans

Associations, Artisans

On the occasion of the Festival, many local associations actively participate in the activities on offer.
Find many artisans on the pioneer camps:

  • Forge, Tin,
  • Manufacture of chainmail,
  • Calligraphy, Cutlery,
  • Illumination, bobbin lace,
  • Heraldic, Leather,
  • Stones size, basketry.

Useful information

Opening time :

Saturday :from 10h to 23h
Sunday :from 10h to 19h
Medieval market open at night on Saturdays until 22h..

Download the program

Download the plan

Rates in advance from April 15 to May 17:

  • Adult prices:7 € the day / 9 € the weekend
  • prices for 12-18 years old: 4 € the day / 5 € the weekend

The Festival is always FREE for kids under 12!
Weekend tickets are sold only in advance.

Rates on site:

Adult prices: 10 € per day
Prices for 12-18 years old: 5 € per day
The Festival is always FREE for kids under 12!
Weekend tickets are sold only in advance.

Festival ticket office

coming soon …

Previous Editions

2018

Relive the edition
2018

A great success for this 23rd edition of the festival marked by sunny weather and the return of chivalry tournaments in the moats of the Castle, animation that had not been programmed in this context for more than 10 years. In the highlights of the weekend: the arrival of the procession on Saturday evening on the forecourt of the church Saint Charles with a fire show followed by a fire equestrian show to close the evening.

2017

Relive the edition
2017

It was a great success for this 22nd edition of the festival marked by sunny weather and the return of chivalry tournaments in the moats of the Castle, an event that had not been programmed in this context for more than 10 years. In the highlights of the weekend: the arrival of the procession on Saturday evening on the forecourt of the church Saint Charles with a fire show followed by a fire equestrian show to close the evening.
Among the novelties, the Accrotour has seen many children climb all week end!

2016

Relive the edition
2016

Between music, street entertainment, fights, camps or even medieval market, each visitor was able to go back in time and immerse themselves in the medieval atmosphere!
A lot of novelties were on the program with among others the Arcadia Company, Tan Elleil, Esquielle Workshop where the visitors could discover the profession of saintier but also the Celtic Dragons and its play area for children …

2015

Relive the edition
2015

An exceptional edition of the Festival under the sign of its 20 years. 20 years during which the organizers have highlighted themes as diverse as the acrobats or gargoyles or even emblematic cities of medieval times as Coucy to the Wonder or Reims.
The festival-goers could discover new troops but also find those which marked the previous editions.
They also celebrated with dignity this 20th anniversary during an exceptional evening with a large procession that passed through the city center before continuing with a concert in the moat. It ended with a magnificent fireworks shot from the ramparts of the castle.