We’re living in an area surrounded by villages that date back to antiquity or medieval times. We frequently experience interesting and fun traditions just by walking around.
Earlier in December, we visited Taulignan for its annual Christmas market. Taulignan is a fortified medieval village that prides itself on beautiful walls with a dozen defensive towers, generally all intact and quite spectacular.
Many people take this event quite seriously, dressing up as knights, princesses, bards, medieval soldiers, priests, medieval farmers and so on. Some folks even explore the market by riding a horse, just like the good’ol days.
[Editor's side note: Watch where you walk!]
But the highlight of our visit was the show of people who dance with fire and then spit it from from their mouths. It’s really quite impressive. To this day, I still wonder what they drink to make such a spectacular flame. Perhaps this is a secret best unknown…