The Puy du Fou park has been voted the best theme park in the world and is just a few minutes away from Les Hameaux des Épesses ! The perfect opportunity to spend an unforgettable stay in Vendée filled with history and emotion! The programme includes spectacular shows for all the family, immersive worlds, breathtaking special effects, reconstituted period villages and much else besides.
Ready for a journey through time in Vendée ?
If you spend your next holiday with us, the Puy du Fou will probably be the highlight of your stay in Vendée ! At the heart of the Vendée bocage (pasture and woodland) area, our holiday residence, Les Hameaux des Epesses, near Les Herbiers, is just 2 km from the famous Puy du Fou park. So hurry, history awaits!
A visit to Puy du Fou is the prospect of an unforgettable experience, rich in emotion. Relive the major events in the history of France, from the Roman Empire to the First World War via the Viking invasions, the Renaissance and the Wars in the Vendée. Here is a little foretaste of what is waiting for you!
The Sign of Triumph: enter the arena in a Gallo-Roman stadium and watch the gladiator combats, chariot races and wild animal fights.
The Vikings: shiver with fear as the "warriors from the sea" launch an attack from their longships and spread terror through the peaceful village of Le Fort in the year 1000 AD.
The Knights of the Round Table: dive into the heart of the legend of King Arthur and Merlin the Magician and discover the powers of the might sword "Excalibur".
The Ghostly Birds' Ball: a chance to see hundreds of birds flying over the ruins of the old castle, just a few inches away from the spectators.
The Secret of the Lance: follow the epic adventures of Joan of Lorraine and her companions-in-arms facing the English invaders during the Hundred Years' War.
The Last Panache: relive the destiny of François-Athanase Charette de la Contrie, known as "Charette", at the heart of clashes during the War in Vendée.
And there are plenty of other shows, too, including "the Mystery of La Pérouse", "The Lovers of Verdun", "The Wedding of Fire", but we will say no more and leave you all the fun of seeing for yourself!
The Puy du Fou villages
In between two shows, take the time to visit the various villages in the Puy du Fou. Here time seems to have stood still. Stroll between the huts with their thatched roofs in Le Fort in the year 1000 AD, the time of the Vikings. Walk along the little streets of the Medieval Town and explore life in the Middle Ages with a chance to meet traditional craftspeople. Pay a visit to the 18th century village with its stone houses and slate roofs, where the "Grand Carillon" rings. Go back in time to the village of Le Bourg 1900, with its indoor market, traditional café and carousel. And all through your visit, you will see little historical playlets and activities specially designed for children, including "The Firemen's Ballet" and "The Imaginary World of La Fontaine".
The Puy du Fou Cinéscénie
Have you booked your tickets for the Cinéscénie well ahead of time? Then you just need to find accommodation near Puy du Fou for a night, a weekend or more. Then look no further and see what's on offer at our holiday residence in Vendée! You can then set off for the Cinéscénie, the world's biggest night-time show, with perfect peace of mind! The show is packed with emotion and features over 2,500 volunteer actors, both adults and children, on a gigantic open-air stage covering 23 hectares. For over 1 hours and 30 minutes of spectacular entertainment, the Cinéscénie takes you on a journey through Vendée history. A feast for the eyes from beginning to end! There's no doubt about it, renting a house or flat near Puy du Fou will take you back in time for an extraordinary and epic adventure!
- Open from April to November, every weekend from June to September, Monday to Friday from 9am to 7pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm.
- For more information, see the Puy du Fou website : www.puydufou.com