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Attraction in the Vendee.
Class Attraction, Unique, Spectacular, Magical, there are not enough superlative
to discribe the Vendees major Attraction. Everything is done on a grand scale
and raises the bar on excellence for presentation, imagenative concepts and
allround standards. No visit to the Vendee would be complete without a visit to
this show of shows.
Association of the puy du fou was founded in November 1977 as a non profit
society. Originally they had 2600 members drawn from the 15 villages that
surround the Puy du Fou. The "cinescenie" was first produced in the summer of
1978 and the producer of the show was Philippe de Villiers who is now the
"Conseil General" of the Vendee, he has also stood for president of France and
it was under his guidance that the show has gone from strenght to
In 1989 The Grand Parcours du puy du Fou (now the "grand
Parc")opened, it is the 1st parc historique and ecologique d'Europe, originally
35 hectares with an 18th century village, the Vieux chateau for the
falconry, an arboretum, a farm of old breeds and few other attraction with the
aim of educating and amuse. Since then its Grown, today there's
of nature where the the 4 villages, 10th century, medieval, 18th century
and 1900 lay amongst the woods, lakes and gardens with the many spectacular
in the Vendee
Cinescenie.Experience the awesome excitement of the biggest night show in
the world, where 1200 actors using 6000 costumes with 70 horsemen and all the
latest technology entertain you for 1hr 40 mins with a show that awesome and
breath taking. It is a true "son et luminare" a medieval paguent play desplayed
with 21st century technology.
New Scene for 2009
Tarifs 2009: Adult,
26 euros Child 15 euros (5-13 year old)
Reservation is highly
Grand Parc. Set in 50 hectares of woodland with dozens of spectacular
shows, 4 villages as would have been found at different times in the past and
gardens that would be the envy of most botanic gardens.
The grand parc is
without doubt unrivalled anywhere in the world. A unique day out with something
to suit all ages.
The Falconry (le Bal des oiseaux Fantomes) The original show in the
amphitheatre of the old chateau is still, in many peoples eyes, the best.
You are introduced to the birds and as the show continues you are left in
awe as over 250 birds of pray take part in the best display of falconry anywhere
in the world.
The Vikings. A show of pure Theatre, where you are taken back to the
medieval times of viking raids. This huge outdoor stage brings to life the
events of this turbulent era.
The Gladiators. In the Stadium
Gallo-Romain the magnificent show starts with the parade which is quickly
followed by gladiators and Christian doing battle. The Ben Hur type chariot
racing is both spectacular and realistic and finally the poor old Christians are
fed to the lions.
Mousquetaire de Richelieu. Inside this grand
building is enacted the tales of the three mousquetaires on a stage that is
reputed to have the longest curtain in the world at 70meters. Its a magical show
with horses dancing on the lake, fountains and much more.
La Bataille du
Donjon.The Medieval castle is attacked by the English, but
before that you are entertained by Jousting, exceptional horsemen performing
everything from trick riding to dressage.
Apart from the larger shows
mentioned above there are a whole host of smaller shows and events happening
around the grounds from Magical shows to traditional musicians, the organs
Aquatiques to l'odyssee du Puy du Fou. There is an endless variety of events to
amuse and entertain you.