Roi de L’Oiseau Renaissance Festival

From 18 to 22 September 2019 Le Puy-en-Velay

Since 1986, on the 3rd weekend of September, the town of Le Puy-en-Velay is decorated in Renaissance colours. This popular festival with a high cultural content is a chance to watch a traditional archery contest and immerse yourself in a glorious past.

Renaissance spirit in Le Puy-en-Velay

Historic scenes in the streets

Back to the Renaissance
with the Bird King

The exceptional heritage of the town of Le Puy-en-Velay gives the Roi de l’Oiseau Renaissance Festival its special flavour. From the previous Wednesday, local inhabitants put on their costumes and enjoy five days in the Renaissance spirit.

It all begins in the boutiques in the big historic market held in the avenues of  the Henri Vinay Garden. Restaurants and taverns spring up all over the town for some Renaissance-style feasting. You can try some Hippocras or Hydromel in the company of your Renaissance companions!

Street performance

The Roi de l'Oiseau Renaissance Festival

Street performances
all through the weekend

The Roi de l’Oiseau Renaissance Festival immerses Le Puy in wide-ranging scenes of living history. Everyday life in the Middle Ages, merchants and military camps, street performance, dancing, acrobats, music, an archery contest, historic parades, skirmishes and ambushes all over the town…

A change to enjoy a life-size Renaissance atmosphere!

The online ticket service is now closed. Tickets are available for shows today (Sunday). You can buy them onsite 30 minutes before the start of each show:
at 1 p.m. for the 1.30 p.m. show – Equestrian Comedy
2.30 p.m. for the 3 p.m. show – Equestrian Comedy


See all the traffic maps for the festivities in 2018

See all the Bus Tudip lines during the festivities in 2018


Parking during the Roi de L’Oiseau Festival

– Breuil underground car park:  Thursday, Friday, usual times; Saturday open until 1 a.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
– Cluny car park: open to all
– The intermodal centre: free on Saturday and Sunday
– DDT (Rue des Moulins): open on Saturday and Sunday
– The Interconsulaire building car park (Chamber of Commerce): open on Saturday and Sunday

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