Monday, 22 August 2011

Comice Rural; Preuilly sur Claise.

Last weekend the Comice Rural was held in Preuilly sur Claise.about 60kms from Braye. We went along with friends on the Sunday for the Défilé Folklorique: a procession of various groups in period costumes dancing and playing a variety of musical instruments. The temperature was about 35°C in the mid afternoon and how the people taking part managed in the heat wearing thick period dress was beyond belief...

The pictures show a selection of those braving the heat..








This last photograph was taken towards the end of the route and the gentleman on the right is showing signs of the heat!! It was about the only concession to the heat that we witnessed all afternoon. Incredible...

 As usual in France the show was tremendous and all for free.

3 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Yea, Sunday was very hot. I can normally take heat but outside was pretty unbearable. Great photos. Diane

Craig said...

That looks like good fun, but I fear the heat would have done me in. Why is it that the older I get, the less tolerant of heat I am?

Susan said...

I saw you both talking to Simon, but didn't get a chance to speak to you myself. I was sorry to have missed you. I waved, but I don't think you saw me. I brought a folding chair down and was by one of the water stations. The chair was gratefully occupied by more than one folk dancer :-)