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Festival Du Roi (Arthur)
“And do you know another thing, Arthur? Life is too bitter already, without territories and wars and noble feuds.” ~ T.H. White, The Once and Future King, 1958
The Celts from Cornwall landed on the jagged shores of the Armorique Peninsula in the 5th century AD and brought with them the Arthurian legends. According to the legends, King Arthur built a fortress on the coast of Brittany around the year 513 AD. The name Dinard is believed to come from the words Din meaning hill or fort and Arz/Art meaning bear or Arthur. The bear was a Celtic symbol of sovereignity.
The Festival du Roi Arthur is a music festival held in Bréal-sous-Montfort, France over the next two days. Bréal-sous-Montfort is located in Brittany, a celtic center of Arthurian legend.
The majority of the legends surrounding King Arthur are based in Great Britain, but some stories extend through the sea of Cornwall (today's English Channel) to the coast of Brittany.
Dinard (Breton: Dinarzh) is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in northwestern France.
From the designer notes:
According to legend, King Arthur built a fortress on the coast of Brittany around the year 513 AD. The name Dinard comes from the words Din meaning hill or fort and Arz/Art meaning bear or Arthur. The bear was a Celtic symbol of sovereignity. The colours are taken from the Dinard flag.
For more about the real Arthur and the legend of the sword, click the stained glass.