After dragging ourselves out of bed on Sunday morning, we were rewarded by an amazing event - Biot et les Templiers. For three days the beautiful hilltop village of Biot was cast back to the 13th century to the time when it was a stronghold of the Knights Templar. Although it was the last day, the village was abuzz with displays of falconry, jousting and a real feel of the times. Hats off to the organizers as the whole village was fully engaged in the event, the streets, shops and village folk had all made a huge effort and I want to share with you some of the wonderful sights we encountered.
The streets were full of men, women and children in costumes - such a feast for the eyes!
On the topic of feast, mmm ... there was a lot to taste, this bread looked almost too good to eat, but what can I say, I don't like to let the side down! I can't remember what the treat below was called but it was a speciality of the Limousin region and super yummy after being deep fried and dipped in sugar.
Winding our way up through the village, we past many stalls selling wares, I'm sure reminiscent of the 13th century. I loved the quirky alternative to a glass that this stallholder was selling, I wonder in days gone by if this would have been made of horn?
Here are some of the shots taken from throughout the day
To end this ecclectic mix, I want to share with you my favourite shot - any guesses why?