Azincourt (historically, Agincourt in English) is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France.
Situated 12 miles (20km) north-west of Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise
on the D71 road.
Azincourt is famous as the site of the battle fought on 25 October 1415
in which the army led by King Henry V of England
defeated the forces led by Charles d'Albret
on behalf of Charles VI of France
, and recorded in English history as the Battle of Agincourt
Places of interest
The original battlefield museum in the village featured model knights made out of Action Man
figures. However, this has now been replaced by a more professional exhibition space incorporating laser, video, slide shows, audio commentaries, and some interactive elements. The museum building is shaped like one of the many longbows
famously deployed at the battle by King Henry's archers
The village holds a festival in every other year, commemorating the battle and featuring various stalls and displays. The latest was held on July 21
through July 22 2007
Azincourt is twinned with the English village of Middleham in North Yorkshire.