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Montreal Families

Journey back to feudal times at festival

Shut off the technology, round up the kids and discover what it was like in the early days of New France at Les Seigneuriales de Vaudreuil-Dorion festival.

Through theatrical re-enactments, storytelling, crafts and exhibits, kids can learn about what life was like for soldiers and citizens who lived in the 17th century. Visitors can sample food and see how weapons and tools were made at the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Regional Museum.

In addition, families can take part in seven historically-themed activities for a chance to win a surprise gift package and participate in the feudal bartering system, by which townspeople used to buy and sell their goods. To participate, you must bring an object you would like to trade.

On the Sunday, there will be a costume parade and visitors will be invited to return to the museum to witness a planting ceremony.

All activities take place June 5 to 7 at 431 St. Charles Ave.

Admission is free with the exception of the Souper des Seigneurs, a dinner party that takes place on Friday night.

For more information, visit lesseigneuriales.com.

The video below (in French) will give visitors a good idea of what to expect at the festival. There are many other videos on the Musée régional de Vaudreuil-Soulanges YouTube channel.

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