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Wheat Harvest Festival

The small village of Provins in north-central France celebrates its wheat harvest at the end of the summer. On the last Sunday of August, villagers decorate their homes and shops with wheat and wildflowers. There are also exhibits of antique farming tools and parades featuring harvest floats pulled by tractors. The villagers reenact ancient rituals involving wheat and perform demonstrations of how the grain is separated, ground, and baked to make bread. More...
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The only part I would want to participate in is the tasting!!!

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When's barley?

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This medieval city, which in its heyday was the 3rd largest town in France, is one of the best preserved sites in the country and has kept intact the memory of its past as the ancient capital of the Counts of Champagne from 1019 to 1284.

Classified as a city of art and history, Provins is listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Provins is less than one hour from Paris.

Provins reached its peak in XIIth and XIIIth centuries, with the Champagne Fairs.These events attracted merchants from all over Europe and Provins thus became the undisputed capital of trade and one of the most powerful cities in the kingdom.
Today a Unesco World Heritage Site, Provins bears witness to this period in history with a heritage which remains intact and authentic: ramparts, dungeons, churches, underground tunnels, ancient houses, vaulted underground rooms…

http://www.lesparisplus.com/en/provins.php
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The villagers reenact ancient rituals involving wheat and perform demonstrations of how the grain is separated, ground, and baked to make bread.
moniquester
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IMcRout wrote:
When's barley?


Barley doesn't get a festival. It is not a noble grain, like wheat. Wheat is king. I rest my case! Liar

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