Historical spactaculars, sons et lumières in Burgundy

Spotlight on the past…

In Burgundy, summer is the time for partying and travelling! In July and August, let yourself be transported around the area by way of historic shows that are stunning in their realism. Costumed actors, special effects, fireworks…be ready to open your eyes and your ears.

Travel back in time

Every summer, on Fridays and Saturdays, the Chateau de Saint-Fargeau stages one of the biggest historical shows in Europe in its ‘parc anglais’. For an hour and a half, over 600 actors and 60 riders re-enact a thousand years of history before your very eyes. For example: The Joan of Arc epic story, the Heribert hunt, a horseback tournament and even the French Revolution.

In July and August, the residents of Autun and its area also bring history to life in the town’s Roman theatre, as it has done for 27 years. In 2013, Julius Caesar will be given pride of place. With 1000 characters, huge theatre sets, next generation special effects and fireworks, the show is already looking to be a majestic performance!

Huge fireworks and light shows

Do you love fireworks ? Make a date for the last Saturday in July at Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses. Every year, the largest fireworks display in the Yonne is held at the outstanding location of the Sept-Écluses with over 20,000 spectators. Please note that the festivities begin at 6pm, with musical activities and games for children.

Another unmissable event in early August : Vézelay is lit up. An illuminations show at the chevet of the Basilica Sainte-Marie-Madeleine. Sixty or so costumed characters bring to life all the major episodes in the history of the basilica.

Musical Fireworks
Site des Sept-Ecluses - 89220 - ROGNY-LES-SEPT-ECLUSES -
06 71 55 94 54
Château de Saint-Fargeau - Place du château - 89170 - SAINT-FARGEAU -
10/07/2021 - 21/08/2021
03 86 74 05 67
Augustodunum, "Entre Ombres et Lumières"
Théâtre Romain - rue du Théâtre Romain - 71400 - AUTUN -
31/07/2019 - 10/08/2019
03 85 86 80 38
The Lumières de Sens
Cathédrale Saint-Etienne - Place de la République - 89100 - SENS -
02/07/2021 - 28/08/2021
03 86 65 19 49
Lumières à Beaune !
Au centre ville et autour des remparts de Beaune - Beaune - 21200 - BEAUNE -
21/06/2018 - 16/09/2018
03 80 24 57 75
Lumières de Villeneuve-sur-Yonne - Edition 2020 annulée
Porte de Sens - Rue Carnot - 89500 - VILLENEUVE-SUR-YONNE -
18/07/2020 - 29/08/2020
03 86 65 19 49
Les Médiévales de Chantemerle
Chapelle Sainte Avoye - Rue Lamartine - 71800 - LA CLAYETTE -
17/07/2020 - 19/07/2020
06 88 49 33 13
03 85 28 16 35

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