Carolyn's and Tom's Trips to France from 2009 to 2015

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sea Battle of the Flowers in Villefranche

 A bit like an American small-town 4th of July parade, Villefranche holds an annual sea "battle" of traditional fishing boats decked out in flowers (yes, the daffodils are blooming here).  The event comes complete with a marching band, dancing flowers, carnival creatures, kids in costumes, and general joviality. The event this year was held on a particularly chilly day, but the sun was shining and a fine time was had by all. We played hooky from school for a couple of hours this afternoon to watch the festivities.  Some pictures:

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