King of the bird, a Renaissance Festival, Le Puy en Velay (France)

This a part of an old tradition of archery. A contest started in the XVI th century to find the very best archer in the city of Le Puy en Velay.
This was revised in 1986, every 3rd weekend in september, Le Puy enVelay returns to the time of the Renaissance.

Visitors to the city during these fives days find them selves reliving the XVI th century in all its splendor.
All this is helped by the camp scenes, soldiers in their shining armour carrying their halbarde and swords.
The shouting of wares by the traders and merchants, sound's of the troupadours, and the pilgrimss on their way to St Jacques de Compostelle.

The actors with thier street plays, and we could go on and as there is so much more to see during this festival.
IX edition
From 15 to 19 of september 2004

XX edition!
From 14 to 18 of september 2005

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