Grand Parc Du Puy Du Fou | CS 70 025 | Les Epesses | France
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Puy du Fou
Voted ‘World’s Best Park‘ in 2014 in Los Angeles, Puy du Fou® offers a multitude of spectacular shows, adventures for all the family and a brand new attraction for 2015: The Lovers of Verdun…
A day at the Grand Parc is also a breath of fresh air.
Between two shows, enjoy some fresh air in the tree-lined alleys and spend some time strolling from one adventure to another, without any queues!
le Puy du Fou historic theme park is the major tourist attraction in the Vendée area of western France. In March 2012, at a ceremony in Los Angeles, it was awarded the prestigeous “oscar” of the theme park industry, the Thea Award, as world’s best theme park for 2012.
Founded in 1977 by a young local aristocrat with a passion for history, Philippe de Villiers, the theme park has developed from its original concept as a stage for son-et-lumière type pageants, to become a multi-attraction historic theme park providing a trip back in time to different ages and times of the past.
The theme park is located in the extensive grounds of the ruined 16th century castle of Le Puy du Fou, which was bought by the Vendee council in 1974, with the hope of developing it into a tourist attraction. That hope has been more than fulfilled.
Unlike many theme parks, le Puy du Fou is not part of a large corporate enterprise, but is a joint effort run by a grouping of local businesses and non-profit associations – and is thus a self-financing venture that is firmly anchored in local life.
A visit to the Puy du Fou theme park takes in a series of action-packed shows – involving hundreds of actors, horsemen, swordsmen and volunteers – and a discovery of the park’s various historic reconstructions, from Roman times to the Belle Epoque of the nineteenth century.