The origins of the Ommegang date back to the middle of the 14th century. This is-knows at the start of a procession in honor of Notre-Dame du Sablon, organized by the Grand Oath of Crossbowmen.
Even today, the Ommegang reveals details every year unsuspected in the history of Brussels. This impressive procession illustrates several aspects of our national folklore and seduced by a form of visual magic as well as many animations. Some 1400 participants in dazzling costumes evoke the presentation of Charles Quint and his son, the Infant Philip (future Philip II).
This year our French-speaking Herald will be one of the great figures of French theater and cinema: Francois Berlean. Winner of the César in the Best Actor in a Supporting Role category for his performance in "My Little Entre-prize” by Pierre Jolivet, he has shot in nearly 40 plays and more than 180 lms.