April 25, 2013

Brittany comes
to Paris

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The Jardin d’Acclimatation is celebrating Brittany with a festival of culture and entertaining events from April 27 to May 20, 2013.

For the third consecutive year, during the school spring break the Jardin d’Acclimatation is adopting the colors of a country or region. Following France’s overseas islands last year, this year’s guest is the Brittany region, which will visit this haven of greenery on the western edge of Paris. The festival will explore Brittany’s rich heritage and folklore, at the same time featuring the resolutely modern side of the region.

Music and dance, the pillars of Breton culture, will play a prominent role in the festivities. Each day, a large outdoor stage will welcome groups from different parts of Brittany. Inspired by the rhythm of Breton bagpipes, several Celtic circles will invite the public to learn traditional Breton dancing.

The month-long festivities will also include children’s workshops on embroidery, how to use a wooden “rozell” to make crêpes, as well as making jewelry with bigoudène lace. The festival is a wonderful chance to discover Brittany’s art, culture and cuisine in an exceptional setting.

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