Legend is that on Ascension Day in the year 719, a donkey has awakened the inhabitants of Gignac, by his braying, while Saracens were ready to invade the village. The donkey would have allowed to repel the invasion. Thus, he became the totemic animal of Gignac. Each year, this picturesque event is celebrated on Ascension Day. The day before at 7 pm, the donkey, which is represented with a large frame covered with a blue dress topped by a head whose jaws clash noisily, is walked around the streets, surrounded by costumed dancers.
The mimes and dances begin when the sound of fife and drum start and it will continue on Ascension Day.
The price includes :
- The transport
- The English speaking guide
The price doesn't include :
- The lunch
- The personal expenses
For more information regarding that tour, please contact us.
Type de Séjour : 1 jour : A partir de 50 €/pers
Durée : 1 day
Lieu : Gignac
Prix : From 50 €/per person (for a group of 8 people)