When I last visited the French medieval town of Provins, I attended the spectacular show called “Les Aigles des Remparts”. I was lucky to meet the director and falconer, Philippe Hertel, and I invited him to share his passion for birds of prey and hunt on the wing with you. There’s no doubt you’ll learn a lot in this episode, not only about the different birds but also about the importance of protecting them and the relationship that bonds them with the falconer!
[03 min 32 sec] “Fauconnerie”: definition
[05 min 55 sec] How Philippe Hertel became a falconer
[10 min 35 sec] Number of birds Philippe works with
[11 min 30 sec] About vultures
[13 min 56 sec] Where the birds come from
[15 min 26 sec] Bird-man relationship
[17 min 40 sec] How the birds are trained
[19 min 20 sec] Weighing the birds
[22 min 15 sec] How the birds are looked after all year round
[23 min 55 sec] Do the different birds get along?
[25 min 20 sec] A dangerous job?
[29 min 15 sec] “Les Aigles des Remparts”: Philippe Hertel’s show in Provins
Links & Resources
- Website: http://www.vollibre.fr/
- Trip Advisor: https://www.tripadvisor.fr/Attraction_Review-g608778-d2323439-Reviews-or30-Les_Aigles_Des_Remparts-Provins_Seine_et_Marne_Ile_de_France.html/BackUrl#REVIEWS
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