Medieval Festival

On the occasion of the 20th Medieval Festival on the 17th and 18th of August 2019, the public will plunge into the Middle Ages to relive the time of knights in the sumptuous setting of the Château de Grandson, with its gardens, court yard and venerable rooms. As every year, we invite you to discover our rich programme specially adapted for children. A medieval costume is gracefully available for all.

Festival hours:
Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 2 pm to 11 pm
Sunday, August 18, 2019, from 10 am to 5 pm

Highlights of the weekend
• Fire show on Saturday evening
• Special itinerary for our young public
• Medieval meal Saturday evening and Sunday lunch
• Medieval liturgical ceremony at the Temple of Grandson on Sunday
• Chatelaine parades

To see, to experiment and to taste
Musicians, dancers, jugglers and saltimbanks will rub shoulders with medieval reenactors in a warm and authentic ambiance to reconstitute as faithfully as possible the time of the Seigneurs of Grandson. You will also discover games of yesteryear and the parades of the Chatelaine. Our craftsmen will offer a playful journey for our younger visitors to discover the world of stonemasons, blacksmiths, potters and other artisans of earth, leather and wood.

Open access to the place du château
Entertainment, shops and craftsmen.

Metal, earth, leather, wood

Musicians and dancers
Accompanied with hurdy-gurdy, flute, lute, bagpipes

Travelling artists, saltimbanks and storytellers

Games of yesteryear
Tilts, duels, …

Medieval specialities
Roast deer, saffron rice with almonds, lentils, sausage with medieval spices,
fish karpy, provost cake and pastries of yesteryear, citrus water, hypocras, cervoise and medieval beer.

For all general information: please contact us directly by email at

Association des Amis du Château de Grandson
Place du Château 12
1422 Grandson