Fêtes révolutionnaires de Vizille

Back in July we went to our friendly, neighbourhood chateau for a festival celebrating the French Revolution.

 

There were lots of activities, games, people dressed up in character, plays, music etc….and of course  — a giant guillotine.

 

 

This was just a few days after Nicole and James had arrived, so it was a good introduction to ‘typical french customs’ …such as:

intricately simple board games

 

18th century weaponry for children

 

And writing practice using a small piece of bamboo, and walnut ink from a sea-shell

This is something you really have to ask Nicole about. These people were in character as the sans-culotte (~”without underwear”)…and used their slight-of-hand to make her a member