Stiltwalkers of Namur (Les Echasseurs Namurois)

Bond Street Theatre / The Shinbone Alley Stilt Band - 600th Anniversary of Stilt Walking in Namur (Belgium). Photo by Pol Englebert
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Country and Region BelgiumWallonia
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Namur, Wallonia, Belgium
Festival Contact Information

Claude Willemart, President
Clos des Spinettes, 47
5100 Wepion
Phone: +32 81 46 16 52
Fax: +32 81 46 18 03

Festival Description

The festival features teams of costumed stiltwalkers in parades and in jousing battles called echasseurs. It is considered one of the oldest traditions in Namur’s folklore. The stiltwakers are accompanied by fifes and drums. The spectacle of agility and strength draws many thousands to Namur each year for a memorable and unique event.

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