It’s Friday night in the French fortress town of Louisbourg, in the heart of the 18th century. Music and laughter spill out into the streets as villagers gather at pubs, restaurants, and taverns. Conversation mingles with music, over a meal served on pewter dishes. Singing and laughter drifts through the open window of the tavern on the corner while lively tunes draw the dancers to fill the floor in the hall. Experience it all for yourself tonight at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. This one-of-a-kind night in the reconstructed town starts with an authentic 18th-century meal, then carries on into the cobblestone streets for music, dancing, and good times. As you travel from one stone building to another, you’ll find music everywhere—songs in French, English and Gaelic, and tunes for toe-tapping and dancing. Though the music will undoubtedly warm your heart, bring comfy shoes and a sweater for Musique de la nuit: Music of the Night.
* 19 years and over; photo ID required