Historial de la Vendée Les Luc-sur-Boulogne. Tel.02 51 47 61
61 The Museum of the Vendée.
Just outside the small
town of les Lucs-sur-Bologne in the heart of the Bas Bocage a place that has
great significance in the memory and history of the Vendée, is the Historial de
la Vendée. The building is as audacious architecturally as the museum is
innovative, its museography is as enjoyable as it is knowledgeable, as you are
taken on a beautiful interactive walk though 7000 years of Vendéen
History. There are 3300m² of Exhibitions divided into 7 areas with over 3,000
objects brought to life in the context of their time. Eighty five
audiovisual and multimedia displays help to explain these various events in
history. A children’s Museum, which is unique in France, helps the younger
visitors understand a little about the history. The important sections are;
The Prehistory going back 7000 years.
(100BC-476AD) As seen from the air or discovered during archaeological digs,
you can follow in the tracks of original inhabitants.
Millenium (476BC-1492) This portrays a thousand years of religious,
political, feudal and economic history. Renaissance. (1492-1790)
This depicts the new world, the masterpieces of the renaissance, the Cardinal
Richelieu trail, and the Revolution. The Wars of the Vendée. This
depicts the time from the revolution to the birth of the departmental
insurrection of 1793.
The 19th & 20th Centuries The Vendée is
recovering and asserting its identity.
The Dawn of the 3rd
Millennium. Since the end of the 2nd World War the Vendée is in an
incredible evolution, meet the new faces and take a fresh look at the
Geology The explanation of the development of the Vendée’s
soil according to a time scale.
There is a cafeteria on site and books,
local produce, postcards and souvenirs are available inside the
Open: 1st April to 1st Sept 10h to 7h 1st Oct. To 31st March 10h to
6h Closed Mondays. July August Monday to Sunday 10h to