Les Flotteurs De Morvan

The flotteurs de Morvan were the men who controlled the rafts made of huge tree trunks from the forest of Morvan as the wood floated down the rivers Yonne and Cure on its journey to Paris to be used as firewood or in new buildings.

The “flotteurs” were known for their bravery and their independence of spirit. Today are commemorated each summer by water-borne jousting tournaments, where the winner is the “Roi Sec”, or “Dry King”, while the “Roi Mou” - the loser - is the “Wet King”.

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