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International Kite Festival Berck-sur-Mer

If you want to see a beautiful color spectacle in the air, you should definitely travel to Berck-sur-Mer in the spring. Every year, thousands of visitors come to Berck to view the International Kite Festival. The festival has been a household name in Berck for over thirty years. The magical kite festival is one of the biggest kite meetings in the world that lasts no less than ten days. The biggest specialists from all over the world come to the idyllic beach to treat the visitors to an amazing and beautiful kite show.

History of the kite festival

The enormous sandy beach of Berck-sur-Mer has always been attractive for wind-related sports. The first photograph of kites on the beach was made in 1887. In the years that followed, kite flying became increasingly popular among the local population, and in 1904 the beach was strewn with kites. The wide sandy beaches and openness of the sea and wind also led other kite specialists to Berck. They agreed in 1987 to fly together on the beach of Berck-sur-Mer every year, to enjoy nature and to give away small shows. Since then it is an annual event that attracts more and more visitors. Meanwhile, the event has grown into a ten-day festival that attracts thousands of spectators from all over the world.


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Giant and unique kites

This unique kite event provides a cultural, festive and fun experience. When the hundreds of kites go up into the air, a breathtaking air spectacle is created. And every year the giant kites become increasingly special. You can watch the kites in the strangest forms and sizes for hours. In addition, the interplay of the aviators is special to watch. Together they make many special patterns.

World championship acrobatic kite flying in Berck

In addition to the kite show, the kite pilots share their knowledge about kite flying during the festival. There are many kite workshops every ten days. They are certainly fun for children to learn kite flying. So everyone can get acquainted with the intricacies of this sport. In addition, some teams try to break a record with the most beautiful air choreography and teams compete against each other during the world championship acrobatic kite flying. 


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Spectacular final show with fireworks

The international kite meeting is a great opportunity to get to know the tricks of this sport better. It requires a lot of dexterity, creativity and precision. The ten-day festival ends with a spectacular kite show in the dark and some great fireworks.


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