D’Artagnan Festival 2017

Musketters
King’s Musketters

Only few have not heard about d’Artagnan, the famous captain of King Louis’ XIV musketeers, whose adventures are recounted by Alexandre Dumas in his well-known historical novel “The Three Musketeers”!
What is less known is that Dumas’ d’Artagnan adventures are a fictionalized account of the life of a real person, Charles de Batz de Castelmore d’Artagnan (between 1610 and 1615 – 1673) born in the village of Lupiac in what is now the department of Gers of the south west France, in the heart of the region of Gascony.
Besides having a D’Artaganan dedicated museum, the little village of Lupiac – population 350 – organizes each year in the middle of August a festival that celebrates its most famous citizen and the high spirit of the musketeers.
Some images from the 2017 edition of the festival:
King's Musketeers
King’s Musketeers
Regular musketeers
Regular musketeers
Mounted musketeers
Mounted musketeers
King Henri IV and his wife Queen Margo
King Henri IV and his wife Queen Margo (traveled in time one century in the future!!!))
17th century constable
17th century constable
17th century visitors!
17th century visitors!
Cannon firing
Cannon firing
Wool spinning
Wool spinning
Cape and sword play
The festival included a cape and sword play
17th century costumes
17th century costumes
17th century snake oil vendor
17th century snake oil vendor
17th century surgical tools
17th century surgical tools
17th century pharmacy
17th century pharmacy

A 17th century pharmacy apparently included powders made from fox lungs, wolf liver, opium, frog bones, lizard kidneys also dragon blood, mummy juice (!) etc.

Mounted musketeers
Mounted musketeers
Saint Mont wine
The village of Lupiac is situated in the heart of Saint Mont wine region
D'Artagnan Statue
Statue of D’Artagnan in the central square of Lupiac village
Music concert inside Lupiac village church
Music concert inside Lupiac village church
D'Artaganan Festival Craft Market
D’Artaganan Festival Craft Market
Musketeers salute
Musketeers salute
Dressed-up Girl
Dressed-up Girl
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