Joutes Provençales at Vieux Port in Cannes
Contributor blog post by Access Riviera:
Hosted at Vieux Port in Cannes, this summer families can enjoy free events that demonstrate the old tradition of provençale joutes.
Cannes : History of the Joutes Provençales
Joutes provençales originate from the Egyptian era; fishermen from the French Riviera originally set up a ladder on their boats and over time it has become a true festival with nautical combats and dives, practised in Provence.
…Continue reading here for more history and a video clip of the jousting boats of Cannes. This is a fun and definitely family-friendly summer festival. For the participants it is serious stuff. There are 16 official Joutes Provencal teams in the Var and Cote d’Azur who compete between June 18th and August 18th for the title.
- Sunday 23 July 2017
- Friday 04 August 2017
- Friday 18 August 2017
Via:: Access Riviera