Launched last year as part of a joint initiative with Verneuil-sur-Avre and the Bassin de Marennes, the "Attache ta tuque" festival returns to the Hauts du Perche on 3-4 and 5 November.
This joint celebration between the three territories is intended to highlight the effective collaboration around Racines tourism. The aim is simple: to reach out to local residents and raise their awareness of French emigration to Canada. "Attache ta Tuque" has already sparked some promising encounters. The second edition aims to build on this success. The organising team, led by Virginie Djennadi, the local councillor responsible for tourism at the Hauts du Perche Regional Council, has put together an eclectic programme, starting on Friday morning with a market of local products from Perche and Quebec in Tourouvre's Place de la Mairie. During the day, "Attache ta tuque" will take place at the Randonnai and Longny-au-Perche leisure centres, with special events. The highlight of the weekend will be the appearance of Quebec artist La Morissette at L'Hôme-Chamondot. A breathtaking concert not to be missed. The following day, Saturday, the Muséales site will be at the heart of the festivities, with events on the esplanade and an open house at the museums. We can't recommend enough that you come and enjoy a little maple taffy or 'poutine', a Canadian speciality served on the premises. The group Les Dépanneurs will round off the day with traditional Québécois music. On Sunday, you can enjoy the same entertainment and a family outing. Don't forget your toque!