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With around 20 performance shows ranging from period villages to spectacles, arenas, night shows, and nature, there is plenty to see inside Puy du Fou. Here are some of the must-see highlights:
The riveting historical performance of 'Le Signe du Triomphe' is an evocative recreation of the Roman Empire within a 6,000-seat Gallo-Roman Stadium. This production showcases compelling gladiatorial conflicts, intense chariot races, and daring acrobatics against a backdrop of historical authenticity. Audience engagement is invited through vocal participation, enhancing the immersive experience!
The show unfolds as an epic portrayal of the Viking invasions, highlighting the prowess and strength of these legendary warriors through a mesmerizing exhibition of martial arts and seafaring mastery. It's set in a meticulously reconstructed village with the backdrop of colossal flames, explosive pyrotechnics, and breathtaking illusions in this captivating performance.
Le Bal des Oiseaux Fantômes offers a captivating avian spectacle in a ruined castle. Hundreds of meticulously trained birds, including eagles, falcons, owls, and vultures, perform intricate aerial maneuvers, showcasing their majestic flight and acrobatics. The show, accompanied by enchanting music and stunning visual effects, promises a magical and unforgettable experience.
The grand medieval adventure of Le Secret de la Lance is set against the backdrop of the Hundred Years’ War. Follow the tale of Marguerite, a young shepherdess, unraveling the secrets of a powerful lance for enchanted protection. The performance showcases medieval sword fights, impressive equestrian jousting, acrobatics on horseback, and breathtaking stunts.
Set within the historic Puy du Fou Château, a classified monument and iconic Cinéscénie landmark, La Renaissance du Château is an immersive show that unveils a rediscovered Renaissance masterpiece. Witness the grandeur of the period through impressive sets, authentic costumes, and captivating special effects, which will transport you seamlessly back in time.
Produced by the Puy du Fou Association, La Cinéscénie unfolds on a vast 23-hectare stage, featuring over 2,000 actors, including volunteers, 130 horse riders, 80 technicians, 30 free-flying drones, 850 fireworks, and an impressive 28,000 costumes. Presenting a romanticized rendition of Vendée's history, it is the world's largest night-time show and a must-attend event for Puy du Fou visitors.
Puy du Fou has different opening hours during different seasons:
Best time to visit: Plan your visit between April, May, or September to November. These months boast delightful weather and fewer crowds, ensuring a tranquil and lovely experience as you immerse yourself in the enchanting world of history and spectacle.
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There are over 20 restaurants in Puy du Fou. Here are some must-visits:
Puy du Fou has six themed hotels designed after different historical eras. Here's where you can stay:
Puy du Fou is an immersive theme park that offers historically themed shows and activities as well as re-created authentic period villages, stalls selling wares passionate craftsmen, and other activities.
Puy du Fou is open from 9.30 AM – 7 PM during the special offer season; from 9.30 AM – 10.30 PM during the "Les Noces de Feu" season, and from 9.30 AM – 9 PM during the "La Cinéscénie" season.
While the summer season (June, July, and August) is the most popular time to visit the park, for cooler weather and fewer crowds opt to visit in April and May or from September to November.
Tickets to Puy du Fou start at €42.
No, Puy du Fou is a unique immersive theme park that does not feature roller coasters or rides. Instead, it offers shows, immersive experiences, period villages, and themed hotels.
While there are no restrictions on the shows and attractions at Puy du Fou, some shows may frighten very young children, so please look them up beforehand.
While the performances are conducted in French, you can listen to free simultaneous translation and subtitling of the shows in English, German, Spanish, and Dutch via the Puy du Fou Mobile App.
Yes, you can bring your own food to the park.
Yes, there are a number of themed restaurants in the park, including "La Table des Ambassadeurs", "Les Deux Couronnes", "L'Atrium", "Le Banquet de Mérovée", "Le Café de la Madelon", "L'Orangerie", and more.
With over 20 shows, period villages, and more, it can take 2 or 3 days to explore the entire park.
Yes, there are 6 themed hotels at Puy du Fou for you to choose from.
Some of the best shows at Puy du Fou are The Phantom Bird Dance, a bird show, “Mousquetaire De Richelieu” based on the three musketeers, and “Le Premier Royaume” the story of the first King of the Franks.
No, for artistic reasons, visitors are not allowed inside Puy du Fou in costume. If you do so, the gate staff will be obliged to refuse entry or will ask you to change before you enter the park.
Yes, there are provisions made for visitors with hearing impairments, visual impairments, and reduced mobility. There are also audio guides, disabled parking spaces, and wheelchairs for rent.
Pets are not allowed inside Puy du Fou. However, there is a kennel where they can board while you visit the park, as long as you make a reservation in advance.
Yes, there is free parking available at Puy du Fou. The parking areas are available from one hour before Puy du Fou opens until one hour after closing.
You can get to Puy du Fou by driving from Paris or Angers via the A87 freeway, and then using exit 28 in the direction “Puy du Fou”.
The closest station to Puy du Fou is Angers TGV. This station served France’s major TGV routes, including Paris, Marseille, etc. A shuttle bus service operates between the station and the Puy du Fou.
Puy du Fou is located in France in Vendée, on the outskirts of the town of Les Épesses. The closest city is Angers.
Puy du Fou is located 382 km, or about 3 hr 35 min from Paris.
The closest airport to Puy du Fou is Nantes Atlantique Airport. It is located 89 km or 1 hour away from the theme park.