15 Aug 2022

Every year on the 15th August, the town centre of Villeneuve-sur-Yonne is transformed into a time machine, so that the whole family can (re)discover a period in history, through a wide range of activities. Welcome to the “Extraordinaires Voyages de Villeneuve-sur-Yonne” event!

You are guaranteed a change of scenery and a good laugh!

The name “Extraordinaires Voyages” was chosen as a tribute to the books by Jules Verne of the same name, and they were the inspiration for the first edition of this event in 2017.

 

The programme for this unique event varies each year depending on the chosen historical theme. There are parades, concerts, exhibitions as well as workshops and games the whole family will love, all in a festive and welcoming atmosphere, in the middle of the summer.

 

Do you need some downtime to recover from all these emotions? There is a wide range of food and drinks available at the event, for some relaxing quality time as a family or with friends.

 

Finally, to really end the day with a bang, there is a sound and lights show “Le Géant de Lumières”, projected onto the Porte de Sens as soon as the sun goes down.

The sound and lights show "Le Géant de Lumières"

 

2017 edition of the "Extraordinaires Voyages"

Edition 2018 of the "Extraordinaires Voyages"

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