Originally, the carnaval procession la Vachalcade was organized in 1896 and 1897 by the artists of Montmartre, in response to the processions of the Boeuf Gras.
Today, it has become the major event during the summer period. On this Saturday the 26th will be gathered brass bands, clowns, stilts walkers, Commedia dell’arte troops, elephants, crazy cows and many more for the occasion. Every participant will parade in its costume for this unique celebration!
From 11am: The first brass bands will warm up the district.
2.30pm: Commedia dell’arte show by the troop “In Commedia Veritas”, on the corner of the streets Lepic and Joseph-de-Maistre.
3pm: Arrival of 4 roues sous 1 parapluie’s 2CVs, and departure of the parade.
6pm: Prize giving of the big lottery, after the drawing (a whole week in Djerba for 2 people, all expenses included)
A gig by the band Paris Soul Loco taking place on the corner of the streets Lepic and Joseph-de-Maistre will close this day of festivities.
During the whole day, parents and children will also be able to visit the children’s carnaval, held on the place of Abbesses.