Puy du Fou is a little further from your holiday home in Les Forges, but definitely worth a visit. Puy du Fou is a historic theme park in Les Epesses in the Vendée department and has beautiful shows. It was voted the most beautiful theme park in the world in various elections.
Puy du Fou: Special theme park in France
Puy du Fou can best be described as a theme park that brings important periods of history to life. Thousands of people participate in the many shows in which they re-enact historic events. The focal points are the Romans, the Vikings, Joan of Arc, the three musketeers and the regional hero General Charette from the Vendée.
In between the performances you can explore the small villages which each represent a different time period. The villages have shops and inns in the style of their époque (period) and host demonstrations of their typical crafts such as stonemasons, basket makers, bakers. The theme park is like an open-air museum where you can also buy beautiful things.
Historic and authentic theme park
Everything shown in Puy du Fou is real, the park doesn’t use fake decors or cheap effects. The park wants to show history in an authentic way. The fact that there are no roller coasters and darkrides also has an advantage: the wood-rich park has no queues. Guests walk from one show to another and can spend their time between shows in the gardens of La Vallée Fleurie, the wooded area, in a medieval village or in a historic town.