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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.

Antiquity (100BC-476AD) As seen from the air or discovered during archaeological digs, you can follow in the tracks of original inhabitants.

The Medieval Millenium (476BC-1492) This portrays a thousand years of religious, political, feudal and economic history.

. (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 Vendée.

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 museum.

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 7h

Tariff: Adults €8. Children under 18 years free

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