The "Niflettes" are a bakery speciality from Provins, in Seine-et-Marne. Sold by dozen, this little pastry hide a voluptuous pastry cream under their puff pastry, subtly flavoured with orange blossom.
A local and historic tradition, in Middle Age and during All Saint's Day, they were given to orphans as they left the cemetery. The word "Niflette" finds his origin in the Latin injunction "Ne flete !", it means, "Don't cry". Today, the bakers of Provins keep the tradition and suggest this little sweetness during the same period.
On the programme:
> From 10 am to 11 am: big competition for the most beautiful drawing of a niflette.
Competition reserved for children aged 6 to 12.
Meet at the Provins town hall to register and submit your drawing, one drawing per child.
3.30 pm: prize-giving for the first 3 winners!
Full rules available by copying the following link (only in French):
> 12.30 p.m.: official inauguration of the Festival.
Continuous from 9.30 am to 6 pm:
> Village of the "niflette": workshops and demonstrations by the bakers of Provins. All children could make a niflette.
> Gourmet market with about thirty exhibitors offering products from the
> New: Take on the "Accrotour"!
A pleasure usually reserved for film actors or stuntmen, the Accrotour allows children (from 5 years old) and a wide audience to realise a crazy dream: to learn how to climb the walls of a medieval tower over 10 metres high!
> Go on board the "Accrovoile"!
An animation for the whole family from 5 years old which will make you become a sailor and climb safely in the reconstituted masts of a sailing boat.
Free initiation all day with a lunch break at noon for the crew to rest.
> Jazz atmosphere with several bands.
An event organized by the town of Provins, in partnership with the Communauté de Communes du Provinois, La Chambre de Métiers et de l’Artisanat Île-de-France - Seine-et-Marne and the Union du Commerce Provinois.
Full programme to download at the top of the page (only in French).
Free of charge.
Friday 11 November 2022 between 9.30 am and 6 pm.