It seems we have gotten our wish: The children’s rides for Daglan’s Fête Foraine de la Saint-Louis, or fun fair, are now located in the large parking lot of the Salle des fêtes, or community hall, and not in the village’s main square.
This means that Jan and I will be spared the noise from the loudspeakers attached to the bumper-car ride, about which I have complained countless times. We still may be able to hear the loud music (which typically goes until 2 in the morning), but the community hall is much farther away and besides, we have double-glazed windows.
It’s not clear to me when the actual fun begins, although Jan thinks that the rides and stalls (offering games and various treats) really start to get going in the late afternoon. We shall see. Meanwhile, here was the not-awfully-exciting scene this morning, at about 20 minutes to noon: