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Le cens de la St-Julien sur les terres d'Aix-en-Forêt

Monday August 15th 2016, 11:00am to Sunday August 21st 2016, 2:00pm, Lotbinière (Quebec) Canada

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The “Cens de la Saint-Julien sur les terres d’Aix-en Forêt” will occur from August 15 to 21, 2016 in Lotbinière (Québec). The town of Lotbinière is about halfway between Trois-Rivière and Québec city. The event is by invitation only, but we welcome chivalrous ladies and gentlemen to approach and be recognized. The event is capped at 45 people due to the size of the site.

For reenactement purposes, the year is 1386 and we are in Normandy about halfway between Paris and Mont-Saint-Michel. We will permit material culture between 1375 to 1420 (as best we can manage). This event is all about re-enacting and will be period the whole time.


Armizare training: every morning after breakfast Tuesday to Thursday, 1 to 2 hour class by a different instructor (Rachel Beauchamp, Jean-François Gagné and others)


Arts and crafts classes: Tuesday to Thursday. Classes may overlap.

-Natural dyeing (Dominique): Will be over 2 days with lots of waiting. Bring fiber to dye, everything else provided.

-Embroidery (Aurora): Bring a small hoop and other supplies if you have them.

-Scabbard making (Aurora): Only if you have contacted Aurora for materials (there are costs)



Crafting: ask an "expert" if you want to learn to do something, teach other people to do something, or work on your own projects

-Spindle spinning (Dominique): Some spindles available to borrow or buy, wool provided

-Finger loop braiding



Medieval laundry and bath: Thursday, to avoid running out of underwear before the end of the week, and for those who like to stay fresher smelling. Tubs, soap, beaters, drying lines and hot water organized, but you will be doing your own laundry and washing your own back.


Trek: walk on the river trail and medieval fishing (half day)


Other random activities: wood chopping, cooking, doing the dishes, sewing, visiting the fairy tree, lounging around, etc. We will congregate every night at dusk after dinner around the big table to share drink and song.


Le cens de la St-Julien (end of summer taxes): Thursday afternoon. Be ready with your annual due to the lord of spun linen thread, eggs, chickens and/or wool. Gold is also accepted.


Medieval cook-off (optional): Where you make your best 14th century dish and we eat it all together for dinner.


Archery and Men at arms tournament: Friday at the Mill 10am to 3pm


Knights tournament: Saturday at the Mill 10am to 3pm. Fully armored combat in an open field. Knights are to bring their kit, seating, lunch, water and at least one squire to take care of them.

The lists are not meant to be exclusive or closed. We do require decent late fourteenth century kit, although we will be lenient with newcomers. We also require an appropriately chivalrous approach to combat.


Feast: Saturday night in the cabin. Show up in your best finery and your guests will wine and dine you. Bring your dishes and cutlery. BYOB.


Departure: Sunday before 2pm



The Pas d’Aix-en-Forêt is held on a private property in Lotbinière, Québec. It is a wooded lot that can accommodate a small period camp of authentic pavilions and military tents. There is a cabin with a dormitory that can hold 14 people. People sleeping in the dormitory will only need to bring sheets, blankets and pillows (beds and mattresses provided). If you are interested, request a spot when registering, they will be reserved on a first paid first served basis. There will be NO modern camping.

Fresh drinking water available on site.

Firewood for cooking will be provided. Do not bring your own, you may bring insects with it.

This event is period all the time except for Monday morning for setup and Sunday afternoon for teardown. If you are arriving at any other time, you are asked to change before walking up the path to the site, and carrying your equipment in period containers. A wagon will be available. The inside of your tent (if it remains closed) as well as the dormitory does not have to be period, although that is something you can strive for. Please keep all plastic bags and bins out of sight; nothing ruins a picture like a grocery bag.



Motel Rayalco 104 Rue Olivier, Laurier-Station, QC G0S 1N0, (418) 728-4282




Members of Hoplologia in good standing / non-members (includes 25$ fee for insurance)

For the whole week camping, including feast: 100$ / 125$

For the whole week dormitories, including feast: 125$ / 150$

Weekend only (Friday to Sunday) camping, including feast: 50$ / 75$

Weekend only (Friday to Sunday) dormitory, including feast: 60$ / 85$


Children between 7 and 17

-Camping, including feast: 30$

-Dormitories, including feast: 50$


Children 6 and under: Free


Non-Members of Hoplologia will be asked to sign a waiver upon arrival.


All fees are payable in Canadian dollars.


Payment in advance by credit card, via PayPal by email at, or personal cheque (send an email to get the mailing address).



The event will feature a Saturday evening feast. Participants will need to plan for all other meals from their own camps.


There are a few grocery and liquor stores nearby, please refer to list below. Wine and beer also sold at the grocery store and corner stores... welcome to Quebec.

Grocery Stores, 15 minute drive:

Metro, 300 12e Ave, Deschaillons-sur-Saint-Laurent, QC G0S 1G0

Marché AMI, Marché St-Édouard, 2515 Route Principale, Saint-Édouard-de-Lotbinière, QC G0S 1Y0

Beaudet Yvon Marché, 7542 Route Marie-Victorin, Lotbinière, QC G0S 1S0

Grocery Store, 25 minute drive:

Metro, 6452 Rue Principale, Sainte-Croix, QC G0S 2H0

Liquor store, 25 minute drive:

SAQ, 6375 Rue Principale, Sainte-Croix, QC G0S 2H0



See Fees section for prices

A separate registration form is required for each combatant, although groups consisting of a single combatant and additional non-combatants, or entirely of non-combatants, may register together.

Name *
Significant other (non combatant)
Significant other (non combatant)
Specify if any children are registering with you
No fee
Phone *
Phone number (cell preferred)
Dormitory almost full, We will confirme availability if you ask for a bed. If none are available, you will be put on a list and contacted if and when one becomes available
Select the duration of your stay
Arrival date
Arrival date
Combatant status *
Select one or more
Specify if you have any food allergies or intolerance, or follow a special diet, we will do our best to accommodate you for the feast. Let us know if you need airport pickup. The size of your tent. Any other comments.