- Folklore and Tradition
Come and watch this amazing cavalcade: a tradition dating back to Pagan times and referring to spring as an eternal rebirth.
The first Châtelet cavalcade was organized in 1861 for a philanthropic purpose, replacing the usual military march with resounding success. At the time, the organization of such an event left no one indifferent, each neighbourhood taking pride in joining. The procession finds inspiration in popular traditions, exotic folklore and local history.
The cavalcade of Châtelet, though still traditional, proves as diverse as it is colourful: amazing characters (the "Gilles"), floats, bonfire, fireworks.
The cavalcade takes place on Palm Sunday.
3.30 pm: start of the procession Rue de la Praye.
6:30 pm: gathering of the procession Place de l'Hôtel de Ville.
9 pm: traditional dances