Friday, July 5, 2013

International Dance & Folklore in Marseille

The first thing to say is that there is no castle at Château Gombert. A village dating back to the 12th century, it once had a château but nothing now remains of it. Today it's a pleasant, well-heeled suburb of Marseille with a faintly rural feel. But Château Gombert is reputed for one thing: its enthusiasm for folklore. Apart from a notable museum, it has several vibrant festivals, one of which starts tonight. Now in its 49th year, the International Festival of Folklore - actually more of a dance festival - features troupes from countries all over the world including Argentina, Bulgaria, Italy, New Zealand and Slovakia. Click here to read more

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