Tag Archive | Puy du Fou

A tale of Lions, Tigers, Chariots and Gladiators

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In Puy du Fou there’s a replica of a Roman amphitheatre, where a show called ‘Triumph’s Sign’ takes place, with gladiators, lions and chariot races.

Puy du Fou Colosseum

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Puy du Fou – The Secret of the Lance

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Photographs from another one of the shows (The Secret of the Lance) that we saw at Puy du Fou.  I have some video clips too but I’ll have to wait till a later date to put them up.

As with all the shows I was quite a distance away from the stage/performance area, and had to do my best to chop people’s heads off (when editing….not, obviously, as I was taking the photos).

I need a lot more practise at shooting stuff in motion.  I think I may also need glasses.

Anyway, we really enjoyed it, although I think it was a better show the first year we went to see it.  The jousting appears to have been dropped from the show, and the horses did less ‘dancing’, although I think the dancing horses have now been added to a new show – ‘Richelieu Muskateer’.

The Secret of the Lance

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An eye for the birds.

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These photos were taken at Parc Puy du Fou in France this year – a place definitely worth a visit. It’s a magnificent theme park in The Vendée region of France,  and this was our second time to visit it.  There are fantastic shows on life size stages that demonstrate viking battles, chariot racing and jousting.  The photographs below are from The Phantom Bird Dance show which features huge birds of prey that are let loose over the heads of the audience, culminating in dozens of birds swooping backwards and forwards at the end of the show.

Bird

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