The origins of Les Médiévales

In the Year of Our Lord 1993, a team of volunteers decided to take over the torch from the society named 'Henri 1er Beaclerc', which had been created for the 800th anniversary of the death of Henri 1er Beauclerc (King Henry 1st of England, Duke of Normandy).

The society 'Les Médiévales de Domfront' was created on 25 February 1995 and organised its first medieval market that same year. The objective of the society was to revive the historic past of Domfront for a weekend in the summer. Until 2001 the medieval fête was held every year. Since then the volunteers who lead the society have decided to change the frequency to once every two years.



1995 - 1996 - 1997 : Gilles de Champ; creator of the Médiévales de Domfront and their first chairman
1998 -1999 - 2000 : Béatrice Bizet
2001 - 2003 - 2005 : Bernard Lecarpentier
2007 - 2009 - 2011 - 2013 - 2015 : Bernard Lecarpentier and Marcel Folliot (co-chairmen)

2016 : Marcel Folliot and Emmanuel Fourré (co-chairmen)

2017 : Marcel Folliot and Nathalie Sauré  (co-chairmen)