Medieval Volo Biau Festival
On the 13rd and 14th of July, Saint-Ambroix near Alès celebrates the important medieval festival of ‘The Flying Bull’, the totemic animal of the town.
The small Cévennes town of Saint-Ambroix transforms itself into a village of the Middle-Ages and all its residents dress up for the festival. As well as the medieval market and the tavern, a number of companies with their acrobats, comedians, troubadours and falconers bring the streets and squares to life with historic re-enactments and shows. The festival ends with the flight of the ‘Caïet bull’ and a large firework display.