Uzes is enjoying the 5-day Fete Votive, filled with bulls, horses, and brass bands. The parade down the main street of town, however, was straight out of a H.G. Wells novel.
Giant praying mantis leads the parade
The flying acrobat and float “engineers” held onto their places.
Truly a strange and mysterious vision to see in this ancient village.
Here is a small sample of the live event. (Perhaps the horses and riders should have not be scheduled to follow?)
The float was inspired by the French movie “Microcosmos”, a Cannes Film Festival winner in 1996. The documentary, by Claude Nuridsany and Marie Pérennou and produced by Jacques Perrin, was an up-close view of the interactions between insects in the real world.
For a view of Fete Votive in other parts of France, check out this blog: GingerandNutmeg.com