Festival du Chant de Marin 2017
"Paimpol Shanty Festival 2017"
The 13th edition of this 4th biggest festival in Brittany will have you embark on a journey of culture, music and culinary delights.
The Sea Shanty Festival in Northwestern Brittany is something special for all the family. The festival will be following in the footsteps of the great explorers, – Marco Polo, Vasco de Gama, Magellan – who all embarked on a discovery journey to the eastern lands and their treasures. The Silk Road, the Tea Horse Road, the Spice Road…These “roads to the East” aimed at developing maritime trade. They also considerably boosted cultural exchanges which will definitely be the vibe of this maritime festival.
This summer, Paimpol will have to travel, dream, escape, stumble from encounter to encounter and one musical discovery to the next, in a spirit of joy and togetherness. Be ready to enjoy world and Breton music, sea shanties, brass bands, bagadou and festou-noz, exhibitions and local produce tasting, as well as special events and activities for children not to forget the beautiful extravaganza provided by the near two hundred traditional ships moored in the harbour.
Did You Know? Many of these vessels offer an experience known as ‘Sail Training’, a course in personal and professional development championed by youth organisations, multi-national corporations and even navies from across the world.