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Granville: the only carnival registered

Carnaval de Granville. c’est maintenant février 2017 PLUMEVOYAGE @plumevoyagemagazine © Norbert DELAUNEY

as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

Since November 2016, the Carnival of Granville is the only French carnival registered on the representative list of the Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. A recognition for this popular festival that seems to have always existed. For five days, the Granvillais perpetuate the tradition and participate in intrigues, confetti battles, the king’s judgment and cremation, balls, cavalcade … More than 2000 carnivaliers and 120000 visitors enjoy this festive atmosphere to the sound of marching bands and orchestras. Some seven tons of confetti and kilometers of serpentine will fly to the delight of young and old and will greet the passage of about forty tanks along a cavalcade of more than 3 km long, one of the longest in Europe.
From 24 to 28 February. Www.carnaval-de-granville.fr

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