The annual fete organised by the French revolutionary socialist group Lutte Ouvriere in grounds in a village near Paris drew large crowds again this year on 14-16 May 2016.
LO has organised this fete at the Whit holiday weekend, first at Meriel and then at Presles, and it draws between 20,000 and 30,000 people each year.
LO offers other revolutionary socialist groups the facility to run stalls and forums at the fete. Workers' Liberty ran a stall and a forum this year, as we (or our forerunners) have done almost every year since the early 70s, and a number of friends of Workers' Liberty came to enjoy the weekend event - which includes food, drink, games, films, as well as the chance to meet activists from France and other countries.
Singing the Internationale