September Events in Normandy #2 - Foire Millénaire de la Sainte-Croix
Yesterday we gave you film stars, today it's a cattle market! Well not just cattle, the 'Foire Millénaire de la Sainte-Croix' at Lessay in the Manche region of Normandy is an impressive horse and cattle fair with large fun fair and other events which attracts over 400,000 visitors every year.
It has run every year since it was started by the monks who built the Abbey over 1000 years ago, including each year through both world wars. Initially only running for a day it expanded rapidly as local railways were built and now runs over 3 days, this year being from 6th - 8th September.
The 400,000 visitors who are expected to attend this year can eat well with many traditional spit roasts and food stalls on site. Food such as roasted mutton, Camembert and local fruit ad vegetables are all available.
And finally thrill seekers are well catered for with a large fairground where you'll find over 100 rides to boost your Adrenalin levels!
What would you most enjoy at the Fair? Big agricultural machinery, animals, Normandy food or all the fun of the fair?