The 7th Pratz Medieval Festival
The 2015 Medieval Festival: Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 August 2015
The village is not a medieval city, there’s no castle here, but just a wish on the part of the enterprising Praz sur Arly Fesitvals Committee to organize a fun medieval festival. Since 2009, this festival has been a huge success, with numerous spectators, which confirms the public interest in this period of history.
Praz sur Arly will take you back to the Middle Ages for two days of shows, discoveries and amazing encounters… Access is free for all the activities (except for the equestrian shows, falconry and the medieval tournament). You’ll be able to eat and drink on the spot in the “Vieux Bouc” (“Old Goat”) tavern or at the banquet on Saturday evening.
New in the 2015 Edition
The banks of the River Arly welcome the Medieval Festival! In addition to the village centre, the Val D’Arly Road and the Meurets football field, the Medieval Festival will also take place along the Arly River, a shady spot where the inhabitants of Praz like to cool off on hot days!
New troops and companies of the 2015 edition:
Gandalf, the blacksmith. Gandalf’s medieval forge and his giant bellows are an amazing show in itself and a demonstration of unique skill. The fascination of the charcoal fire, improvised sword fights, and ax-throwing will undoubtedly fascinate the young and old alike! Banks of the Arly, free access.
The master cord-maker. Making of string, ropes, cables using a medieval technique. Arly Road, free access.
Mylène’s workshop. Felting of wool. Felt is a fabric made from fibres of wool moistened in soapy water and rubbed for a long time until the fibres are permanently intermingled. Arly Road, free access.
The magical world of Ivana. Workshop for making dolls and puppets. Arly Road, free access.
The Guild Association of the Wolf of the Steppes. Educational workshops: making of chain-mail, ropes, leather, calligraphy, weaving, embroidery, archery, minting of money… TOQTAI and Lady CARCASS live in a XIIth and XIIIth century yurt in the company of the Wolf, GALINA. Lady PERRINE demonstrates calligraphy. And WULF is a warrior… Banks of the Arly, free access.
More than 35 people from La Ciotat will be present at this Festival (the town of La Ciotat has a holiday centre in Praz sur Arly). You will certainly encounter the following:
the beggars, very disrespectful women reduced to begging, avoid them if possible…
The wine growers, who trample grapes barefoot
The washerwomen, an insult! Don’t hesitate to give them your clothes to clean, or even your feet…
The apothecary – he heals all ills with various different potions.
The Programme for Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 August 2015
From 10.00 to 23.00 on Saturday 8 August and from 10.00 to 19.00 on Sunday 9 August.
Click on the poster below for the programme of both days (French only).
200 actors and extras, 50 shows and activities, 30 stalls and stands… It will all take place in 5 areas of the village: the Route du Val d’Arly (reserved for pedestrians), the show area (in front of the church), the Belles Encampment (in front of the private school), the Clairière des Belles and the show esplanade (the hot air balloon take-off area).
Reserve your tickets for the shows and the meals on the spot at the Tourist Office in the centre of the village, or at our online ticket office:
Rental of costumes
Access and parking
Praz sur Arly is 5 km from Megève, 17km from Sallanches and 28 km from Albertville. Free parking is available in the skilifts parking lot (Varins) and the Belles Leisure Park parking area. Pedestrian access to the village centre is marked by arrows.
There is a free shuttle bus from Sallanches (Place Charles Albert) at 10.00 returning at 18.30.
Praz sur Arly Tourist Office – Tel : 04 50 21 90 57 e-mail : email@example.com
Praz sur Arly Festivals Committee: http://