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Robe FORTES for Puy de Fou “Mousquetaire de Richelieu” Show

Twenty of Robe’s new FORTE moving lights are a key feature of a lighting design by Maxime Chotard for “Mousquetaire de Richelieu”, one of the flagship shows at Puy du Fou, a historical theme park in Les Epesses, France. The 22 x Robe ESPRITES were chosen as a perfect complement to Robe’s highest‐powered LED moving light. The show, staged in “Le Grand Carrousel” Hall, a 6000 sqm equestrian theatre has a 74‐metre wide by 45 metres deep performance space and is equipped with the world’s largest stage curtain!

Maxime and his team looked at several options, before choosing FORTE and ESPRITE which were demonstrated on site by Vincent Bouquet from Robe France. The FORTE was chosen for its brightness and intensity, and for its excellent and refined colour mixing system which offers a fantastic full spectrum of hues from the richest saturates to the most finessed pastels plus an authentic range of CT whites, ideal for accentuating natural flesh tones. The zoom and the accurate shuttering were other factors making the fixture ideal to illuminate the expansive stage.

The fully sealed dust‐proof optical chamber and effects modules also impressed everyone as this significantly reduces the general maintenance needed on the lights, a fact very much appreciated by Puy du Fou where the daily show schedule is relentless! As well as the new FORTES and ESPRITES, some Robe BMFL Blades installed in a lighting refit in 2017 are still working hard on the show – which continues to be one of the most popular in the park.

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