Show dates :

July 23, 24, 30 & 31 and August 1, 6 & 7.

The “hier, un village” (literally “YESTERDAY, A VILLAGE”) show is organised and performed by an association of more than 500 volunteers.

It retraces the life of our parents and grand-parents, in the French countryside, during the first half of the last century.

The different scenes

Scene 1

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.

Scene 2

The villagers appear like statues on the scene.

Scene 3

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.


Scene 4

Life’s good: the children dance in the square, the conscripts (future soldiers) party in front of the farm, the wedding preparations are underway.

Scene 5

This is the “Fête Dieu” procession, a religious festival (Dieu=God).

Scene 6

In this scene  war is evoked with the conscripts leaving, the terrible hail of bullets and remembering of the fallen!.


Scene 7

The dancers on the water and the release of a dove by a little girl  announce  the return of peace.

Scene 8

The village was close to the industrial Area in Decazeville; many farmers were also miners.

Scene 9

It’s the funeral; a miner, friend of Jeannou died in a firedamp; the villagers mourn one of their own.

Scene 10

The wedding can go ahead.

Scene 11

With a magnificent laser effect, you look at  the work in the fields.

Scene 12

Autumn is the season of grape picking, ploughing; a flock of sheep cross the stage; village life continues.


Scene 13

It’s winter; the inhabitants go to midnight mass; the farmers meet up for long evenings around the fire.

Scene 14

It’s hot, the reapers and harvesters are at work; it’s summer. The open air market takes place.

Scene 15

The storm breaks; a fire starts behind the village.


Scene 16

The fire is put out, now they can thresh the corn.

Scene 17

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.

Information "Spécial Coronavirus"

L'édition 2020 du spectacle "Hier un village" est pour l’instant maintenue aux dates initialement prévues : Les 23, 24, 30 et 31 juillet et les 1, 6 et 7 août.

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