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The Arlequin

Office du Tourisme de Binche
Grand-Place 5
7130 Binche
Tel: 064/311.580
Fax: 064/339.029
Email: tourisme@binche.be


The society of the Arlequins (Harlequin) is called « fantasy » society, and comes from the Royal Athenee of Binche. They can be either girls or boys.

The Arlequins are inspired by the Comedia Dell’Arte. The wear a shirt and pants made of a textile printed with yellow, red and green triangles, and a black belt. Their felt hat is green, ended by a black and grey fur tail. They wear a half-mask of Arlecchino with a fur border. They hold a bat in their hand which is decorated with colorful ribbons.