Cromer’s twinning visit to Crest coincided with the 10th annual Fête médiévale spectacular. Representatives from Germany (Nidda) , Italy (Ponte San Nicolo) and France (Crest) were greeted with craftsmen, knights, musicians and jugglers.
The festival was opened by Mayor of Crest, Hervé Mariton at Crest Tower, who welcomed local dignitaries and visitors.
The Tour de Crest (Crest Tower) is the imposing vestige of a castle – the Château de Crest – in the commune of Crest in the Drôme département of France, one of the highest keeps in Europe, if not the highest, measuring 52 metres/171 feet.
The festival attracted thousands of enthusiasts who came to experience the atmosphere of the Middle Ages. Traditional banquets, fairs, tournaments, competitions and sword duels awaited festivalgoers over the two day event.
Cromer twinning president, Mary Hill, supplied leaflets and literature for Crest tourist information, highlighting attractions and events in North Norfolk “Twinning is important” she explained “We look forward to welcoming twinning member’s to Cromer next year”
The Cromer visit is aimed to coincided with the annual Crab and Lobster Festival, to be held 21 – 22 May 2016.
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