This weekend, Sens hosted a medieval fair on the town square with fantastic costumes, music, theater, food and artisanal crafts.
I guess these were demons or living gargoyles. They were impressive.
Rat catcher. He looks like he should be in a movie featuring barbarians 🙂
A viking-ette. She was beautiful.
This sorcerer was a big draw with his fantastic eyes, enchantments and spells.
Everyone seemed to have so much fun playing their roles.
Not only were the actors wearing costumes but many of the attendees chose to go in costume. There was a costume maker installed in the basement of the farmers’ market. You could rent or buy.
We just bought the hats 🙂 Hat photos by Veronique Gilleron and Babou Matta.
Yes, there was food. The first thing I did was buy a ham because the vendor was very informative, not too pushy and sold very, very, very good ham. Probably the best ham I’ve tasted since living in France!
The ham and salami comes from the commune of Uzerche in the Limousin region of France, where they also keep the good cows. I could have stayed for lunch but it wasn’t necessary because he gave us enough samples to tide us over 😉
These were French cookies. I didn’t have any. You know what they say about French, cookies :-0 Anyway, cookies are an American thing and America didn’t exist in medieval times. Pass 😀
This stall was selling hand picked cherries and white asparagus. Everything a body needs.
Time for lunch. Le Patio advertised a medieval “bowl” for Sunday lunch. At 7 euros you couldn’t go wrong. All the employees were costumed. I don’t know who that guy is with the bag. He shouldn’t be there. Hey wait a minute, who is that guy over there wearing out the mayo? The French are so lax 😀
The plate of creamy beans with lardons and sausage was wonderful! I was a little disappointed that it wasn’t served in a wooden or clay bowl with primitive spoons or something but it was delicious. We had old vine Chablis with this.
Heaving ourselves from the table, we continued our tour of the fair.
This young girl was so pretty and had a lovely costume. Too bad about the aggressive, open mouth gum chewing. I sound like an old lady. But I am an old lady, so it’s okay 🙂
Some random, xenophobic, old French guy 😀
This was so much fun! I hope they do this again next year.