In Orne, Carabosse set fire to La Baronnie, relive the magical moment of La Nocturne in photos

Cie Carabosse set fire to Baronnie ©Le Réveil Normand site

Despite the intense heat, La Baronnie welcomed its first visitors at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, August 13, 2022 for the 2nd edition of Nocturne, proposed by the Pays de L’Aigle tourist office, which this year has chosen La Ferté-en-Ouche (Orne), or rather La Ferté-Fresnel, for this event.

Under the admiring gaze of the public

From 21:00 the lighting of the first lights by members of the village Carabosse company accompanied by the volunteers of the tourist office, under the admiring glances of the public, scattered all over the pond.

While most of the revelers are amazed by these thousands of lights and the play of reflections in the pond… “it’s a wonderful evening, all these illuminations are a real miracle”, others, “probably came with their heads, the program for the evening offered at the Château des Rêves” expected a pyrotechnic show or fireworks.

They light a fire around the pond
They light a fire around the pond (©Le Réveil Normand)

craft market

In addition to the illumination of the site, visitors had the opportunity to discover a small craft market with about twenty exhibitors: an artists’ corner for the pleasure of students, a corner of delicacies and nectars for the pleasure of taste buds and craftsmen for the pleasure of a little rest and relaxation.

“This small market is a real delight, you can find everything here: candies, ice cream, cookies, honey, salted caramel, snails… for those with a sweet tooth; cider, champagne and calvados for lovers of a good bottle; ceramics, carpentry, photography… for art lovers and many other stands… a real treat,” pedestrians trust.

An enriching experience

The deputy mayor of La Ferte-Fresnel, Christian Barbier, experienced the event from the inside.

Today’s result is the result of a lot of work, many meetings. It was a very interesting job, a very rewarding experience, and I am happy that I went through it.

Christian Barbier, Deputy Mayor of La Ferte-Fresnel
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Serge Delavalet, president of the tourist office, introduces the various exhibitors and artisans present ©Le Réveil Normand

the need for culture

After the pandemic, “people need to find each other, they need culture,” explains Serge Delavalle, always looking for new activities to delight visitors. But “culture is expensive…” adds the president of the Pays de L’Aigle tourist office, thanking “the president of the community of municipalities, because it is he who allocates the necessary funds.”

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“This is not quite the case,” clarifies Jean Cellier, president of the Cdc. Indeed, “Serge was able to demonstrate that we can put on shows, small quality events, without investing a lot of money, now we have reached a perfectly correct budget…” and “by slightly changing a few of these events, more or less cultural, we manage to attract people, and that’s great,” he concludes.

Thanks to the volunteers

“Without volunteers, this event would be impossible,” he admits Michel Le Glaunec, Mayor of La Ferte-en-Ouche.

There are 30 volunteers here who work with the tourist office and also 30 volunteers who work with AVF, Animation Village Fertois, they are extremely important.

Serge Delavalle, President of the Pays de L’Aigle Tourist Office

Saluting also the work done by the staff of the tourist office, as well as the patrons and sponsors who contribute to the success of the various events.

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Wonderful venue lighting ©Le Réveil Normand

Not forgetting a “special mention to SDIS and the firefighters. They are on fire right now… and we, what we do, we bring a show with fire everywhere,” adds Serge Delavalle.

But nothing was left to chance, “every precaution was taken to ensure that this event took place in the proper conditions,” emphasizes Michel Le Glaunec.

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Something to set visitors’ hearts aflutter ©Le Réveil Normand

Indeed, “we have a company of professionals, La Carabosse, who do it according to standards, who know their job, and we worked upstream with SDIS, there are fire extinguishers almost every 30 meters and firefighters on site…” explains Serge Delavalle.

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