Le Grand Fauconnier Festival, Cordes sur Ciel, France, 16 – 17 July 2022

The Grand Fauconnier Medieval Festival, Cordes sur Ciel, France

16 – 17 July 2022

Grand Fauconnier Medieval Festival, Cordes sur Ciel

There’s something so special in medieval festivals.

It’s that breath of old times and a unique time machine that gives you an insight into the way of life a couple of hundred years ago.

That is why every visit to this kind of festival is a lesson of history in practice, mixed with fun and experience that you certainly won’t forget.

So, let’s meet the most famous festival in Cordes sur Ciel medieval festival Grand Fauconnier.

Every July, people from all over France (and Europe) come to see the city Cordes’s transformation into a place from the Middle Ages.

Grand Fauconnier is a two days festival in July.

These two days, you can watch jugglers, street performers, knights and dancers; listen to the music of that time; participate in plays, banquets and costumed street parades throughout the city.

Interestingly, the whole city travels through time during the Grand Fauconnier festival.

Every segment is “coloured” with that unique Middle Age atmosphere.

Residents, artists and spectators are all dressed in medieval costumes.

Activities are different workshops, bookbinding, medieval games, men at arms, medieval builders, fire eaters and various parades.

You can buy exciting things at the medieval market square.

Check the festival’s official website for updated information and program closer to the festival.

Getting there

Cordes sur Ciel is:

  • 84 km far from Toulouse (it takes about an hour of driving)
  • 25 km far from Albi (25 minutes)
  • 70 km far from Montauban (it takes around an hour to get there)
  • 81 km from Rodez (approximately one hour and 20 minutes needed to get there).



A tips is La Maison Bakéa.

Here you live in a building from the 13th century with a medieval atmosphere and beautiful rooms.

Check it out here

For a perfect getaway to the medieval time and this beautiful and exciting city in France, take a look at the complete offer of hotels in Cordes sur Ciel.

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