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With more than 20 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:
Travel 2,000 years back in time and step into an Ancient Roman arena. For 30 minutes witness everything from gladiator fights, chariot races, and segments involving wild animals.
While the whole village celebrates the wedding of Sybèle and Aldéric, terrifying longships emerge from the flames: the ferocious Vikings invade Saint Philbert le Vieil and its thatched huts. Experience a fearsome battle with impressive stunts and special effects!
Back in the days of fortified castles, Princess Eleanor and her childhood friend Eloise share their memories of old ruins that have been abandoned for centuries! Experience the simultaneous flight of 330 sumptuous birds: eagles, falcons, vultures, kites, owls, and dozens of other birds of prey as they dance across the sky and dive onto the arms of master falconers in a spellbinding ballet.
Look back at the Hundred Years' War as this segment lures you with enchanting performances. Watch as Marguerite defends the chateau and cutting-edge aeronautics takes the stage.
A living and breathing monument, the Puy du Fou Chateau is a delight with talking paintings, bouncing mirrors, and even dancing ghosts. Also, catch the night shows here!
A captivating show featuring stunning mechanical musicians and enchanting melodies, you'll find this one located in the Bourg Bérard zone right by the entrance.
Enjoy a 2-hour long nighttime show that spreads over 23 hectares and is complete with state-of-the-art technology. Take in 700 years of history as it unravels on stage with over 2,500 actors. It makes for a sight to behold.
Retreat into this 18th-century village and explore the streets and gardens. Get a glimpse of the Grand Carillon concert before grabbing a bite at the local restaurants inside.
Puy du Fou Special Offer Season: 9:30 AM to 7 PM
Puy du Fou during La Cinéscénie Season: 9:30 AM to 9 PM
Puy du Fou during Les Noces de Feu Season: 9:30 AM to 10:30 PM
Best time to visit: The best time to visit Puy du Fou depends on your preferences. Spring and fall offer cooler weather and fewer crowds. While summer gives you the full touristy experience despite the heat. As a general rule, arriving as early as you can at the venue is the best course of action to ensure smoother entry and leisure exploring.
To reach Puy du Fou, the nearest train station is Gare d'Angers Saint-Laud, which is approximately a 1-hour drive from the attraction. You can board TGV, Intercités, or TER trains to reach this station.
For those driving to Puy du Fou, take the A87 motorway and exit at number 28. The park is conveniently located, with travel times of approximately 3 hours from Paris and Bordeaux, 2 hours from Poitiers, 1.5 hours from La Baule and La Rochelle, and 1 hour from Sables d'Olonnes, Nantes, and Angers.
Nearest Parking: Puy du Fou Car Park (on the premises)
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There are over 20 restaurants in Puy du Fou. Here are some must-visits:
Mostly located within Bourg Berard, you'll find everything you need at these shops for a memorable purchases and souvenir gifts.
You can also shop online for souvenirs and other limited-edition items.
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.