displays of falconry .sword fencing and battle re-enactments. To
complete the picture you can witness crafts from the middle ages and
enjoy a glass of warm mead.
You will be impressed with the rousing charge of the knights on horseback before the cathedral takes centre stage for the very popular light show and firework display.
The festival takes place during the first week in May each year.
On 24 May, 1430 Joan was captured by the Burgundians and
later 'sold' to the English. Charles VII of France, whose crown she had
fought to save, turned his back on her and in May 1431, after a show
trial, Joan of Arc was burned alive at the stake at the age of 19.She was canonised in 1920.