Le Puy Du Fou

Le Puy du Fou – an unmissable attraction in the Vendée

It’s forty years since the Cinescénie at the Puy du Fou was created and a few years later the great extravaganza of outdoor shows followed. It has to be seen to be believed.

This leisure park is known as one of the most beautiful in the world, having won the Best Park in the World and the Best Theme Park in the World awards.

We encourage you greatly to make the most of your stay at the Gîte de la Gravée and visit the Puy du Fou. Keep a day free to visit the Park and if you like something to look forward to book your places for the Son et Lumière spectacular show the Cinescénie well in advance to avoid disappointment!


The park

Once you enter the Puy du Fou le Parc you will start to relive different eras in French history and of the Vendée through the shows. Wander around the 50 hectare site and visit the period villages, all rebuilt to show what life in the village must have been like all those years ago. It’s a great way to learn history for everyone, from young to old.

Here is a snippet of a magical day awaiting you, with photos thanks to the Puy du Fou media library.

The Gallo-Roman era Stadium with its famous chariot races and the ‘signs of victory’.



The attack by the Vikings in their famous long ships.



The Middle Ages with a visit to the fort in the year 1000.




Also the medieval city where you will discover how the craftsmen of the middle ages worked.

Relive the epic story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.


 Knights of the Round Table


Learn about the middle ages with jousting competitions and the ‘Secret of the Lance’ show.




Don’t forget the ghostly birds show at the old castle.




Explore the living splendours of the renaissance period in the Puy du Fou castle.




Experience an astonishing swashbuckling show ‘the Musketeer of Richelieu’.



Follow the destiny of Lafayette in the ‘Dernier Panache’ show.

Visit the 18th century village, the very first one built at the Puy du Fou and stroll through the narrow streets and watch the blacksmiths working in their forge…



Roam around the French garden and see the animals, admire the symphony of water and fire in the ‘Orgues du Feu’ (organs of fire) which will remind you of Versailles with the great chimes.

Relive the Great War with the ‘Lovers of Verdun’.

Travel back to the 1900s to see the town and shops from that era.


The Cinescenie

cinescenie Puy du Fou


The Cinescénie is a fantastic night show which takes place on Friday and Saturday evenings in June, July, August and early September.

Imagine a huge natural stage of 23 hectares, 2000 volunteer actors, scenes that will take your breath away – not to be missed!

Our suggestion: don’t forget to take something to keep you warm as the show takes place outside and book well in advance as the tickets sell out quickly.


Our Recommendations for local specialities

The Puy du Fou will fill a whole day so when you are ready to eat visit your favourite era and choose your favourite food from one of the many restaurants.

There are more than 20 places to eat in the park.