In the north of the village, lie the ruins of the Villers Abbey, which was one of the most important Cistercian abbeys of Europe founded in the 12th Century.
This time I didn't go there to walk amongst the ruins but outside to see the carnival procession, which takes place each year.
Unfortunately the weather was cold and grey and the poor people in their costumes were freezing. But that didn't matter at all, they all had a lot of fun and beer was warming up anyway !
Monks and a canon to shoot confetti on the public !
The band in the procession
All kind of costumes
The tractor had to pull the carnival wagons
Need a surgery ? here there are surgeons !
The giants of Villers
Clowns and dancers
Doctors, nurses and an "ambulance"
Of course pirates could not be missed
Pigs and cows have fun together
Stewards and pilots in front of an airplane
and the others with fancy costume or masks.
There also was a huge tent with a lot of different food and drinks, and a fancy fair for the kids.
more participants here