Le Bal des Oiseaux Fantômes
Hundreds of majestic birds are circling around the ruins of the old castle, brushing against you with their giant wings!
In the era of the fortress castles, the memories of Princess Aliénor and her childhood friend Eloise come to life, and more than 330 magnificent birds come back to the old ruins that have been abandoned for centuries! Eagles, falcons, vultures, kites, owls and dozens of other birds of prey circle through the sky and swoop down into the arms of the master falconers, who are orchestrating this spellbinding ballet. All these birds are flying just a few centimetres from the audience, and the feathers from their wings will most certainly brush against the top of your head! Get ready for an unforgettable, graceful experience!
An aerial ballet, the only one of its kind in the world
It took over thirty years of hard work to prepare the “Bal des Oiseaux Fantômes”, so that today, hundreds of birds fly simultaneously for the magnificent finale of this show. To fulfil our promise of a powerful yet emotional show, our birds are treated like top athletes and have a strict preparation to follow, from a very young age. They are monitored on a daily basis by our team of 36 falconers, and their well-being is our top priority. In 2020, you can visit the star dancers of the show, in taking a stroll down the “L’Allée des Volières”!
Falconry behind the scenes
Have you dreamt of going behind the scenes of this show? If you are staying at one of the hotels in the Cité Nocturne, you can unveil the secrets of our master falconers, by booking your place for the “Voyage au Coeur de la Fauconnerie”. You will be introduced to the art of falconry, to the care and attention given to our birds of prey on a daily basis at Puy du Fou, and you can learn about the programmes to reintroduce species into the wild, that the Puy du Fou Falconry Academy is involved in.