Facing the fortress erected by the Franks to protect themselves from the Breton’s invasion, the Bretons build several castles from North to South that is called “Les Marches” from latin word “marca” that means “boundaries”. This is how “Les Marches de Bretagne” were built through years. Le Château des Pères, at Piré sur Seiche, is located in the area of “Les Marches de Bretagne”. This is the place that Le Roi Uther chooses to perform live Medieval sceneries to a large audience.
Antic Pas d’Armes * , jousts are proposed by Maisnies Coscor Tyvarien, Penhoët, Hermine, Enguerran, Kistreberth, Mignoned Ar Bro, Sainte Hermine’s archers.
The visitors will enjoy the shows performed by Chris Dawson, Dave Pim and the famous archers of “English warbow”. Renaud Beffeyte will operate the war machines for the delight of thrill lovers.
Painters, illustrators and writers are settled by Claudine Glot inside Comper Castle in Brocéliande. Brocéliande atmosphere is at the right place ; while the park is full of history.
* Like their close cousin jousts and tournaments, the Pas d’armes remains noble entertainments with a strong visual impact. Eminently political, they play an important role in the staging of the princely power.
Magazine “Medieval Perspective”
Le Château des Pères is now the stage of chivalry tournament presented by “Equipassion” and Stormquad’s stuntmen, medieval market place that hosts around forty shopkeepers and craftsmen. Musicians of Waroak and Saltabraz’ band, dancers of La Volte Gaillarde, story tellers of Marotte et Musards’ group, Samson the executioner entertain and bedazzle visitors.
Never seen before, “Les Marches de Bretagne” show events allow the audience to discover parts of history faithfully adapted by nearly 400 actors and reproduction companies. Mission accomplished for “Le Roi Uther”!
21 cities in the Grand Ouest located on the Marches de Bretagne are working together to register their heritage at UNESCO.