As every year on the 3rd weekend of September, the upper town of Puy-en-Velay dons its most beautiful Renaissance colors to bring you back to life in the 5th century! Camps are set up in the town squares, the inhabitants dress up in costume, taverns open all over the town… Here we give you XNUMX good reasons to come and celebrate the King of the Bird.
To participate in a grandiose festival that has entered into the ponote tradition
More than a festival, the King of the Bird is a tradition that has been going on since 1986! However, in more than 30 years of bottle (of hypocras?), the organizers are constantly renewing themselves and offering a grandiose festival.
To attend live shows!
It's the festival of acrobats! Street theatre, acrobatics, puppet theatre, dance, burlesque, fire-eaters, historical parades, music, arts and crafts demonstrations, balls, or even a archery and a period market… Le Roi de l'oiseau is all of that at the same time! We dive into a real page of living history. The Renaissance, as if you were there
live in a camp and get out of everyday life
Le Roi de l'oiseau is also period camps, merchants or soldiers, and reconstructions of scenes of daily life in the XNUMXth century in the four corners of the Ponote city. Everyone is doing their best to make Puy-en-Velay a life-size history lesson!
To try to win the archery tournament and become king!
Have you ever shot archery? What does it matter! The King of the Bird archery competition is open to everyone, big and small! And even that sometimes it's beginner's luck that smiles... If you're lucky, you might become the king or the prince of the bird.
To learn about history while having fun...
Each year, the Renaissance Festivals of Le Puy-en-Velay are a real lesson in history. From the calligraphy workshop, through the learning of flavors, weapons, ironwork to finish with the ancient games, the immersion in the Renaissance is total...