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Granville's Carnival Comes To Town

Published on February 21, 2019 by Chris Robinson

Granville's carnival will take place from 1st - 5th March this year. It's an annual event that lasts for five days and always finishes on the Tuesday of Mardi Gras.

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For details of the programme, you can check out the website here.

This year is the 145th carnival in Granville and it's one of the largest carnivals in north west France. Saturday and Sunday are the most popular days. The children's parade takes place on the Saturday while the main parade is on the Sunday. Around 45 floats take part and 3000 people take part in the procession. Weird and wonderful fancy dress is the order of the day and the event ends on the Tuesday with a huge confetti fight. Lots of the audience dress up too with many wearing fancy dress, masks or hats. The shops are full of dressing up outfits and huge bags of confetti in the run up to the carnival. Granville certainly knows how to put on a show!

Take a look at the teaser video below for a taste of what to expect.

 

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Until 2014 I worked in central London as a marketeer for a membership organization. Years of watching property renovation programmes on TV sparked a dream to do this in France having studied French and worked there previously. I left my job and completed the sale of my house on the same day (a stroke of luck rather than good planning) and headed off to Normandy. I undertook a barn renovation project managing the artisans’ workload. The result is a 3 bedroom gite which I now market all year providing me with endless opportunities to increase my skills and knowledge.
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