The Bird King Renaissance Festival

Every year, on the third weekend of September, this popular festival takes the city of Le Puy-en-Velay back to its Renaissance past. The local bird-shooting and archery tradition will catapult you straight back to 1524! In those times, Francis I and his court were thriving, the Renaissance was at its peak and the city of Le Puy prepared to host the crowds who came to attend the crowning of the new King of Birds, the finest of all archers… A festival for all ages! Nearly five centuries later, the city of Le Puy-en-Velay still offers its beautiful setting to a breathtaking journey into the past… Scenes of daily life, merchants or military camps, shows, dance evenings, entertainers, musicians, archery competitions, parades in costume and mock skirmishes and ambushes all around the town… • Over 6,000 people in costume • Artists from all over Europe • A strong focus on authenticity The 16th Century in all its gloryEvery year, on the third weekend of September, this popular festival takes the city of Le Puy-en-Velay back to its Renaissance past. The local bird-shooting and archery tradition will catapult you straight back to 1524! In those times, Francis I and his court were thriving, the Renaissance was at its peak and the city of Le Puy prepared to host the crowds who came to attend the crowning of the new King of Birds, the finest of all archers… More info: Office de Tourisme du Puy en Velay Place du Clauzel 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay Tel : 04 71 09 38 41 Fax : 04 71 05 22 62 www.ot-lepuyenvelay.fr
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Le Puy en Velay