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Things to do in the Languedoc:   Hunting, Hawking and Shooting

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Hawking (Falconry).

Hawk. Colline de Pech Mary.  11000 Carcassonne, Demonstrations at Les Aigles de la Cité in Carcassonne from April to September with some audience participation. An exhibition of falconry half a mile from the ancient city of Carcassonne. Commentary and demonstration take 45 minutes. Visit


Eye.Parc du Château de Valmy.  The Eagles of Argeles. Argeles. A show of birds of prey in free flight at 2.30 pm and at 4.30 pm, every day from March the 28th till November the 1st. (You can also see working sheepdogs at 11.30 am and at 3.30 pm)
Tel: 04 68 81 67 32
Fax. 04 68 95 78 50
Website: Les Aigles de Valmy:


Peyrepertuse. Throughout the summer season (and during the annual medieval festival in August) Patrice Potier flies his birds up at the top of the hill in the castle at Peyrepertuse. A graduate from the famous grand ecole Puy du Fou, Potier show his birds swooping, diving and climbing. He demonstrates and explains the habits of American and European birds of prey including owls, vultures, eagles and falcons. He puts on a great show with a stunning back drop. Be prepared for a 15 minute up hill climb along a good path shaded by green oak. Best to check times.
Tel: 04 68 45 40 55




Boar Hunting with crossbows from a book by a Count of Foix dated to 1405-1410.Detail. Gaston Phoebus: Le Livre de la Chasse, Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris, France), Ms. fr. 616, fols. 115v-116r


Boars' Feet - Hunting Souvenirs nailed to doors in the Languedoc



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