Longbow ArchersARCHERY MUSEUM - France
All there is to know about archery; only two hours from the channel ports, A1 motorway exit Senlis
1 June 2013 - Ten Year Anniversary of the Visits of the Fraternity of St George
In Crépy en Valois you can visit Europe's largest and most complete Museum of Archery.
The vast archery collection is exhibited in a Chateau that dates back to the 12th Century and was formerly in possession of the Valois Royal family. The history of the bow from the prehistoric to the present day is covered in the most comprehensive display of bows, arrows, archery artefacts and shooting traditions. From the Japanese and Far-east to the venerable longbow of the 100-year war. From Horse-archery to Beursault and Popinjay, from cross-bow to today's compound bow; all are represented.
The terraces of the Chateau look out over the ancient town of Crépy en Valois and afford the opportunity for visitors to do some target archery themselves.
The region has maintained a strong tradition of archery and there are a number of major archery events that can be seen.
One of these is the longbow Artillery Shoot organized by the Fraternity of Saint George which takes place nearby every first week-end in June and every first week-end in October.
Sit down with today's archers and see if this is not something for you and your family.
Musée de l'Archerie, rue Gustave Chopinet,
60800 Crépy en Valois.
Open from March to November
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