Show dates 2022 :
July 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30 and August 4 & 5.
The different scenes
Jeannou, the old farmer, arrives in the village. He is going to meet Marinou, a granny, who has lived there for a very long time. They tell their life story to three children who came to join them.
The villagers appear like statues on the scene.
The village comes to life: the farmer gets up, the miller comes out of his mill, the blacksmith hammers on his anvil, the children go to school.
Life’s good: the children dance in the square, the conscripts (future soldiers) party in front of the farm, the wedding preparations are underway.
This is the “Fête Dieu” procession, a religious festival (Dieu=God).
In this scene war is evoked with the conscripts leaving, the terrible hail of bullets and remembering of the fallen!.
The dancers on the water and the release of a dove by a little girl announce the return of peace.
The village was close to the industrial Area in Decazeville; many farmers were also miners.
It’s the funeral; a miner, friend of Jeannou died in a firedamp; the villagers mourn one of their own.
The wedding can go ahead.
With a magnificent laser effect, you look at the work in the fields.
Autumn is the season of grape picking, ploughing; a flock of sheep cross the stage; village life continues.
It’s winter; the inhabitants go to midnight mass; the farmers meet up for long evenings around the fire.
It’s hot, the reapers and harvesters are at work; it’s summer. The open air market takes place.
The storm breaks; a fire starts behind the village.
The fire is put out, now they can thresh the corn.
It’s the village fete: people are playing, dancing, laughing….
Scene 18: Final scene
The show comes to an end; the grandfather leaves and is replaced by an explosion of special effects and fireworks.