About the Renaissance Festival Fete du Roi de l’Oiseau
For four days, the town of Puy-en-Velay in the Haute Loire region kits itself up in Renaissance style:
With battles, archery displays, music, markets, Medieval kitchens, costumed townsfolk, soldiers, artisans, and pilgrims of all sorts.
Have a jolly time, learn some crafts, experience the pageantry of the 16th Century as more than 6,000 re-enactors converge on this town for a time long past.
Food & Drink, Music and Entertainments
Fete du Roi de l’Oiseau first started in 1986.
The festival always launches with a symphony of Renaissance music on the first day.
Besides the requisite roadside stalls and street performers, you can purchase tickets for the “bird lottery”.
One lucky winner will get a voucher worth €80, valid for products on sale at the stalls of Renaissance market merchants.
Take a gander at the dance balls that sprout every day, witness the old wrestling rituals, watch the theatrics of “The Enigma of Coquillards”, and finish it off with a Sunday parade.
Be sure not to miss the majestic ceremony of the crowning of the new king – you must reserve seats at the auditorium, which has 800 places.
Check the Fete du Roy de l’Oiseau website for all details.
Situated right in the centre of town, you won’t miss a thing.
This hotel has been rated high by visitors with its 24-hour front desk, air-conditioned rooms, and buffet breakfast.
Free private parking on-site and the Le Puy-en-Velay Train Station is a 15-minute walk away.