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Puy du Fou
Puy du Fou
The Puy du Fou theme park is a historical park located in Vendée. It provides a unique way to rediscover history through scripted, costumed and incredibly dynamic shows. Second largest park in France by annual attendance with more than 2.3 million visitors and spectators per year, it is also well known for its night show, the « Cinéscénie » (see our guide to cinéscénie here), which features more than 1200 volunteer actors for an unrivaled night show in the world. The Puy du Fou park, which adds new shows every year, has won numerous awards, including the most prestigious prize awarded to an amusement park, in the United States. It is possible to stay on site thanks to the many themed hotels offered in the park: to choose your hotel, don’t miss our list and photos of the hotels of the Puy du Fou.
Rides and attractions : this is not a park based on « attractions » or sensations like traditional amusement parks but visitors can enjoy « big shows » during all day and evening.
Shows : The Puy du Fou is entirely based on shows, so you must get the schedule for the day at the entrance of the park or on the website. In addition to the shows of « Le Grand Parc », some days a big night show of 1h40 is played on a 23 hectare stage with more than 2 000 actors : the . The Cinéscénie generally take place on Friday and Saturday evenings during certain weeks in June, in July, August and early September. You’ll find « all the details about the Cinéscénie here.
New in 2021: le Monde Imaginaire de la Fontaine offers a bestiary enriched with new fables in the lush garden.
New in 2020 : « Les Noces de Feu », a new night show in the « Grand parc », a brand new Hotel called « Le Grand Siècle » with 96 rooms and 500 seats at the new restaurant « La Table des Ambassadeurs » and a congress centre, « Le Théâtre Molière ». Discover these novelties in pictures and details here.
New in 2019 : the « 1st Kingdom« , a show about the footsteps of Clovis in the 5th century.
New in 2018 : the « Mystère de la Pérouse« , an original creation that takes place in a new room, created especially to follow one of the ships of the explorer La Pérouse to face the storms and to take part in the great discoveries, from Cape Horn, Alaska to Vanikoro.
New in 2017 : « Le Grand Carillon » see here in pictures features twirling actors and acrobats nearly 20 meters above the ground, to the rhythm of 70 bells…
New in 2016 : « Le Dernier Panache » allows you to rediscover the story of Mr Charrette, at the time of the French Revolution, in a 7500 m2 custom-built theatre with a pool. Find information about this show here
New in 2015 : The show « Les amoureux de Verdun » immerses visitors into the heart of the winter of 1916, in a snowy trench, to meet heroic soldiers, this in the course of the love correspondence between a soldier and his fiancée.
New in 2014 : forgotten for centuries, the Puy du Fou Castle opens its doors for the first time. Set off to discover the living splendours of the Renaissance.
New in 2013 : See it here, the Knights of the Round Table, a fantastic show of about fifteen minutes, in armor, mixing magic with Merlin, boat, aquatic surprise and Arthur’s sword with 40 special effects.
New in 2012 : « The Imaginary World of Jean de La Fontaine » reconstructs the garden the poet had dreamed of. Walkers can discover eight representations of La Fontaine’s fable interpreted by animals and animatronics. The garden is completed by a plant maze and a wooden castle for children.
Areas : the park offers 4 thematic zones, the villages: the Fort of the year 1000, the Medieval City, the Village of the 18th century and the Bourg 1900
Height and size restrictions : since this leisure park is based onshows, this is one of the most accessibleleisure place for children, aka …. no size limit because of the rides here!
Open (almost) every day (see website) from 9th of April to 6th of November 2022. Note that the park is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in May then open every day in June (except June 1 and 8), July and August. In September, the park is open from Thursday to Sunday until September 25th and then on September 30th. In October, the park is open from Friday to Sunday until the 16th, and then during the All Saints’ Day vacations, the park is open every day from October 22nd to November 6th 2022, when the season ends.
Puy du Fou opening hours: the Puy du Fou park opens at 9:30 a.m. in the morning and closes at 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. or even 10:30 p.m. on days when the « Noces de Feu » show is performed or 9:00 p.m. for the « Nuit des Feux Follets. »
The hotels of the park are open each day of opening of the Grand Parc as well as each night before.
Adult ticket price : 1-day Puy du Fou ticket at 47 € on site or 39 € if the ticket is purchased in advance here on the internet (2022 rates) Child ticket price : Puy du Fou children’s ticket for a day at €34 at the park but cheaper if purchased here on the internet or €28, for children 5 to 13 years old included (2022 rates).
since the park is quite big, it is advised to look at the 2-days offer with -50% on the 2nd day, also available via Internet. There is also a 3-days offer, even more interesting!
The Cinéscénie show is different from the « Grand Parc » and therefore visitors must buy a Cinéscénie ticket (€28 in 2020). Note that it is cheaper when purchased in combination with a « Grand Park » ticket (€29 in 2022). Be careful, demand is high for the Cinescenie show and it is necessary to book very early in advance.
Discount and Deals :
By car, take the A87 motorway, exit number 28. The Grand Parc du Puy du Fou is located in France, 3h15 from Paris, 3 hours from Bordeaux, 2 hours from Poitiers, 1h30 from La Baule, 1h30 from La Rochelle, 1h from Les Sables d’Olonnes, 1h from Nantes and 1h from Angers.
By train, a shuttle can be booked between the Angers TGV station (located 1h30 from Paris) and the Puy du Fou. This transfer of 1h30, takes place up to 3 times a day and costs 29€ return in 2020.
By plane, the Puy du Fou is located 1 hour from Nantes Atlantique airport. On request, from 2 persons, a privatized transfer can be organised
GPS Address/Coordinates :Lat. : 46.8901142603811 et Long. : -0.9304046630859375
Parking : Car parks at Le Puy du fou are free for both cars and camper vans during the day. Paying at night (between 1am and 7am) for camper vans.
If you plan to stay at the Puy du Fou for more than 3 days, have a look at the Premium pass. And don’t forget that most of the shows take place outdoors, so it’s better to go to the Puy du Fou when the weather is nice.
Please note : Animals are not allowed in the park. A dog pension welcomes dogs, by reservation only.