The turkey hen feast is both cultural and gastronomic and is one of the most beautiful traditional feasts in France.

Between tradition and modern times

Introduced by the Premonstratensian monks of the Abbey of Licques during the 17th century, turkeys are the stars of these famous local festivities.

Tradition and authenticity come from this feast, especially on Sunday morning. Around 10am, people are invited to taste the pork stew of Licques cooked by breeders in a cauldron and to follow the procession of local brotherhoods led by the herd of turkey hens. Then, a dinner dance is organised to the rhyme of the accordion.

On Saturday night, street shows with mechanical turkeys and more surprises will celebrate the poultry before guests keep up with a meal and some dance.

A local market

Find quality products such as foie gras and champagne at the local market for your Christmas and New Year’s celebrations menus without forgetting the queen of the feast: the turkey hen!


Organizer: Licques volailles

Centre du Bourg
Rue du Bourg et Parvis de l’Abbaye

Local market and animations: free
Meal and show: €25, on réservation

More information and reservations: 03 21 35 80 03