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The Largest Historic and educational theme park in the World, this
is the Vendée’s number 1 attraction along with the Cinescenie night time show
which is held on summer weekends.
The 110 acre natural woodland site with
attractive gardens and lakes has over 1000 animals, 17 restaurants there are 4
villages from different times in history which have been meticulously
reconstructed and where many of the day to day trades are re-enacted to as near
authentic accuracy as is possible.
There are 5 major Spectaculars that take
place throughout the day, most are repeated but this depends on the time of year
that you visit.
There are also dozens of smaller activities happening
everywhere you turn all over the park, and wherever you go there is something
different going on.
It is without doubt the finest day out in the Vendée and
something the equal of which you will not find anywhere else in the
The Major Shows.
Le Bal des Oiseaux Fantomes. This
must be the finest display of Falconry in the world with up to 150 birds of prey
in the air for the finale. Set in the amphitheatre of Vieux Château the show
introduces the many birds of prey to the audience, the falconers are positioned
all around the stage and as the birds fly from falconer to falconer they raise
the hair on your head and give you a close up view of these impressive
creatures. View the Video
Mousquetaires de Richelieu a
show based loosely on the 3 Musketeers and held inside an enormous auditorium
with the world’s largest curtain (70m), this show, which involves horses dancing
on a lake, ladies dancing through the fountains and of course our 3 Musketeers
plus much more. Tip:- Even though this is held in a gigantic theatre, seats are
limited so get there 15 minutes before the start time.
Vikings. This is pure theatre. It portrays a small village in medieval times
where a marriage ceremony is taking place when it is invaded by the Vikings. It
is full of great visual effects to a standard only ever seen here at the Puy du
Fou. See the Video
Gladiateurs. The large
Gallo Roman coliseum is the setting for this great spectacular which includes
gladiators, "Ben Hur" style chariot racing, the feeding of a few Christians to
the lions and a few other pieces of entertainment. It’s a great show in a
Video New show for 2011
Les Orgues de Fou. Held in April,July and August,
this is a grand nigh time spectacular on the great lake with fountains, music
and a laser light show.
le Secret de la Lance. In the 15th
Century, Marguerite, a young and intrepid shepherdess, meets the knight Fulgent
du Puy-du-Fou, then Jeanne la Lorraine arrives, she has come to unite all the
knights in fighting the English. Before Jeanne leaves she offers the shepherdess
a lance which lay in the château, this lance has supernatural capabilities and
will help them overcome the English.
Le Monde Imaginaire de La Fontaine.
Enjoy this interactive
experience within the extraordinary gardens of Jean de la Fontaine. Animals from
the well known fables will surround you, trees will talk to you, Statues will
come to life, plus many more surprises as you journey through the
New for 2014 The Renaissance at the castle
largest night time show. The Cinescenie
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Dates Open 2014.
La Grand Parc 2014
to 11th, 15th to 18th,
22nd to 25th & 29th to 31st
June; 1st to 3rd, 5th to 10th
& 12th to 30th
July & August; Open every day.
September; 4th to 7th
11th to 14th. 19t to
26th to 28th
29€, 2 days 43€,
33€, 2days 47€, 3 days 52€
Chldren 5-13 years
20€, 2days 23€, 3
without reservation 22€
2 days 33€, 3 days 38€
Includes Orgues de Feu.
Open 10h to 19hh except nights of Orgues de Feu
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