August 7th to 14th 2022

Grande Bataille

25th edition

The Grand Battle of Bicolline is an immersive and participative event in the heart of the largest medieval-fantasy gathering in North America! Let yourself be carried away by the magic of a medieval village and meet unique and colorful characters. Elves, orcs, pirates, monsters, mages, courtesans and valiant knights gather for 7 days, during which shows, banquets, festivities, tournaments, meetings, games, fights… will lead more than 3500 participants to an epic battle!

 

Program

Shows, contests, battles and tournaments; you will be able to enjoy a wide range of activities in a program that will please everyone! Details in the game document.

Duché de Bicolline

1480 Chemin Principal,
Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc, QC G0X 1N0

Parking available on site.

Program

Shows, contests, battles and tournaments; you will be able to enjoy a wide range of activities in a program that will please everyone! Details in the game document.

Duché de Bicolline

1480 Chemin Principal,
Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc, QC G0X 1N0

Parking available on site.

Rates

Packages of 7 days, 3 days and 1 day. Rates coming soon.

Registration

Coming soon

No registration on site, you must register online before the event.

  • Arrival
    • Arrival
    • Children
    • Departure
    • Discovery day
    • Early arrival
    • First time at Bicolline
    • Food and market
    • Participate
    • Payment methods
    • Rates and packages
    • Merchants and artisans
    • Activities
    • Shows
    • Geopolitical game
    • Lodging and services
    • Volunteers
    • Set-up day

Arrival

 

Event site address: 1480 chemin Principal, Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc, Qc, Canada, G0X 1N0

The reception building is open every day from 9am to 8pm. Except on Friday, August 12, when the reception is open from 9am to midnight

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7th, 2022

9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Reception day for the 7-day package
This is the only reception day when vehicles are allowed to circulate on the site.

THURDAY, August 11th, 2022

9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Reception day for the 3-day package
The transportation of the material is done with the help of carts or carriages.

FRIDAY, August 12, 2022

9am to midnight – Reception day for the Discovery Day

Children 15 and under must be accompanied by at least one parent during the event. 

Participants of 16-17 years of age must provide the signed Parental Consent form if they are not accompanied by a parent.

In this case, the Parental Consent document mandates a responsible adult of at least 18 years of age to be on site and in charge of the participants during the event.

parental consent

Departure from the event

 

You can leave the site at any time during the week BUT when the site is in game (decorum),  the following instructions must be respected:

1. Take care to hide all non-decorum personal effects when you are in the decorum part of the site.

2. Consult the registration office for the safety rules in place regarding circulation, parking and access to the site.

The only day that cars are allowed to access the site for departure of the event is the closing Sunday, on August 14th.

Friday august 12th 2022

Discovery day

 

From 9am until midnight

The purpose of this day is to allow new participants to discover Bicolline’s universe through a simple, intuitive, participative and immersive approach.

 

INFORMATION

– In order to enter the site, all participants must be costumed and respect the nature of the event by avoiding any anachronisms.

– If you are lost or in case of need, Bicolline volunteers can easily be spotted and can be found everywhere on the ground. Volunteers are dressed in yellow and blue.

– The most precious memories are those we live intensely, dare to meet people and interact with other participants!

– You are invited to consult the ‘Participant’s Guide’ section on our website to learn more about Bicolline.

PARTICIPANT’S GUIDE

Enjoy your adventure and have fun!

 

PRICES FOR 2022

All rates below include taxes. This fee includes access to the site and the activities, shows, etc. that take place there during the day. 

*All prices are in canadian dollars*

Adult (16 and over) 70$+tx
Child (10-15 years old) 35$+tx
Child (0-9 years old) Free+tx

COSTUMES AND DECORUM

Since this is an immersive activity all participants must wear a medieval-fantastic inspired costume. Please avoid anachronisms such as watches, cell phones, plastic items, water bottles, cameras, etc. Do not hesitate to look up ideas on the internet for your costume and accessories. Our event is medieval and fantasy inspired, which gives you a certain freedom to explore with your costume. All fantasy inspirations are honored, such as the Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, etc.

However, there are some things to avoid:

– Running shoes (it’s best to find leather shoes)
– Jeans
– T-shirts
– Sunglasses (unless prescribed)
– watches
– Cell phones, mp3 players, iPad, iPhone and other electronic must stay hidden (leave them in your car, building or camp)
– Bring a mug to avoid walking with a can of beer or soft drink or juice boxes
– Camouflage strollers with fabrics like burlap

Remember that the respect and the effort of the decorum of each person allows all the participants to be totally immersed in the unique world that is Bicolline and to really feel transported elsewhere!

 

Must sees of Discovery day

 

MERCHANT’S ALLEY

In this area you will find a large number of craftsmen and merchants from the Haute-Ville (around the Auberge).

You will find in this district a large number of stores and craftsmen offering several ranges of equipment; pieces of armor, costumes of all kinds, swords and other fantastic weapons, as well as a whole range of accessories dedicated to live action role-playing games and medieval immersion activities. 

Come and discover the permanent merchant buildings installed on the Duché: Cuir F.L., Zardwin, Dracolite, Artisans d’Azure, Soeurs d’Armes and Au Dragon Noir. Dozens of other shops and merchant pavilions will set up their stores on the lands of Bicolline for the event. 

AUBERGE AND BICOLLINE MARKET

Come and grab something to eat and drink at the Auberge! Be sure to stop by the market, just across the street from the Auberge, to discover a unique boutique offering fresh foods, Bicolline promotional items and various original products.

SHOWS

At nightfall, head to the old town to watch a fantastic show at the Fosse aux Monstre, then head to the main stage to dance away to great musical performances!

FORGE 

By strolling around the merchants’ alley, you will certainly hear the hammer of the blacksmith hitting the anvil in his forge! Demonstrations and workshops are held every day.

Early arrival

 

It is possible to register for the early arrival before the event only if you meet the following criteria:

1. Register for the 7-day package, from August 7 to 14;
2. Be a member of the Duché de Bicolline (In the case of a couple or a family, the spouse AND/OR the child(ren) must live at the same address as the registered member);
3. Stay in a building during the entire event;
4. Pay the fees.

This year there are three options for early arrival:

1. Early Arrival 3 days – Arrival on THURSDAY, August 4
2. Early Arrival 2 days – Arrival FRIDAY, August 5
3. Early Arrival 1 day – Arrival SATURDAY, August 6

 

EARLY ARRIVAL – RATES 2022

 

Adults – regular membership: 

– 95$+taxes: Early arrival 3 days – THURSDAY, August 4
– 75$+taxes: Early arrival 2 days – FRIDAY, August 5th
– 40$+taxes: Early arrival 1 day – SATURDAY, August 6

Adults – life membership: 

– 60$+taxes: Early arrival 3 days – THURSDAY, August 4
– 40$+taxes: Early arrival 2 days – FRIDAY, August 5
– Free: Early arrival 1 day – SATURDAY, August 6

Children 0-15 years old:

– Free 

Experiencing Bicolline for the first time

 

You will enter a vast and rich world, stay on a domain that has over 100 hectares dedicated to medieval and fantasy immersion, discover its currency, its beliefs, its alleys and districts,  where more than 160 guilds established their headquarters and embassies. Explore a city composed of more than 225 buildings and inhabited by more than 4000 participants

 On site, don’t hesitate to visit the Bicolline Pavilion near the entrance of the site, where there will be staff to guide you and answer your questions. When you arrive at the reception building, pick up the flyer for new participants.

Browse our participant’s guide for more information

PARTICIPANT’S GUIDE

FOOD AND MARKET

 

AUBERGE DE BICOLLINE

Located in the upper town. Schedule available on site. Bicolline’s Auberge in Upper Town welcomes you every day to offer you snack and beverage services. 

 

MARKET-CONVENIENCE STORE

Located in the upper town. Open from 8 am to 9 pm. You will be able to buy fresh fruits and vegetables, local products, dairy products, beverages, personal hygiene and pharmaceutical products, campers’ items, wood, ice cubes and blocks, access cards for the showers, etc. The convenience store will offer coffee and pastries to start the day on the right foot!

 

BAALBAK TYR

Located in the Old Town. Open from 11am to early morning. Santé Taouk’s team will offer you a refreshing and flavourful Lebanese cuisine.

 

LE BOUCANIER

Located in the Old Town. Open from 11am to early morning. The team of Méchoui Nord-Sud will offer you smoked meat, hot-dogs, burgers, its classic mechoui poutine and more.

 

À LA TABLE DU ROI

Located in the Old town. Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Starting at 4:30 pm, fans of grilled meats and mechoui will be able to enjoy their meal at the Table du Roi. 

 

LA TAVBLE DU FORGERON

Located in the Upper town, next to the Forge. Breakfast from 7:30 am to 11 am. Dinner from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.

 

LE REPAIRE

Located in the Old town . Open from 7:30am to 8pm. Take-out counter offering paninis, sandwiches and salads.

 

LA PLACE DE LA TAVERNE

Located in the Old Town. Open every day from 12pm. The first tavern on Bicolline soil ‘La Vieille Taverne’ will be refurbished in the coming years. While waiting for its inauguration, the Place de la Taverne welcomes you under its pavilion every evening until the early hours of the morning with a bar service offering cider, beer and other alcoholic (or non-alcoholic) beverages. It is also possible to buy bags of ice during the opening hours.

 We would also like to remind you that the Duché de Bicolline is eliminating the use of plastic cups at the sale points throughout the grounds. So don’t forget your tankards! 

 

LE DRAGONNIER

Located in the Old town. Open from 4pm until the early hours of the morning. Paul Piché Catering will be present next to the main stage.

To participate, you need to:

 

Choose your package, complete your registration form and pay the fees. Registration includes access to the site and all the activities that will take place as well as a spot for your tent (modern or medieval) or access to your building;

Wear medieval-fantasy inspired clothing during the event and avoid anachronisms;

Know and comply with the rules of combat and homologation if you wish to participate in battles and other combat activities;

Read and sign the Duché de Bicolline’s Terms and Conditions form when you register.

Payment methods available on site

 

REGISTRATION OFFICE:

Cash (CAN), debit or credit (Visa, Mastercard)

AUBERGE, OLD TAVERN and MARCHÉ

Cash (CAD), debit or credit (Visa, Mastercard)

VENDORS

Some do have debit or Square, but some only accept cash (CAD).

THERE IS NO ATM ON THE SITE. Plan accordingly!

Rates and packages

 

INCLUDED

Access to the Duché de Bicolline’s site, access to the activities, shows, etc. If you are staying in a tent, a spot for your tent is included in the registration.

PLEASE NOTE

Sunday, August 14th marks the end of the event. There are no activities during this day, it is the departure of participants between 9am and 5pm.

The reception will be open every day to welcome participants, however only the three packages above apply, regardless of the day of arrival. Example: a participant who arrives on Tuesday, August 9th of the event will have to pay the 7 day package.

*All prices are in canadian dollars*

7 DAYS PACKAGE

Until July 22nd On site
MEMBER REGULAR MEMBER REGULAR
Adult (16+) 280$+tx 320$+tx 340$+tx 380$+tx
Child (10-15) 100$+tx 110$+tx 125$+tx 135$+tx

3 DAYS PACKAGE

Until July 22nd On site
MEMBER REGULAR MEMBER REGULAR
Adult (16+) 225$+tx 255$+tx 260$+tx 290$+tx
Child (10-15) 65$+tx 75$+tx 85$+tx 95$+tx

1 DAY PACKAGE

Until July 22nd On site
MEMBER REGULAR MEMBER REGULAR
Adult (16+) 60,89$+tx
Child (10-15) 30,44$+tx

Merchants and artisans

Info coming soon

Activities

Info coming soon

Shows

Info coming soon

geopolitical game

Info coming soon

Lodging and services

Info coming soon

Volunteers

Info coming soon

Set-up day

Info coming soon

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