Puy du Fou in the Vendée
Voted the best theme park in the world
If you are looking for a hotel near Puy du Fou in the Vendée, make us your first choice! Stay at Hotel Fontarabie, located less than an hour from France's largest theme park (and voted the best in the world), and discover Puy du Fou's Cinéscénie, its famous light and sound shows, as well as the many other attractions the park has to offer. Since the discovery of the Château du Puy du Fou in 1977, a steady stream of visitors from all over the world have been coming in to experience these magic moments of history in person! Each year, it welcomes more than two million guests. A regular winner at the Thea Awards in Los Angeles (the equivalent to the Oscars for theme parks), this park is considered to be one of the best and most spectacular in the world. With horses, trained birds of prey and wild cats, special effects and fireworks, Puy du Fou uses all the tricks up its sleeves to provide you with sensational shows detailing the history of the region.
The Cinéscénie du Puy du Fou retraces 700 years of history from the Middle Ages to the Second World War in a dazzling production. Every evening, 2400 actors, 130 riders, 80 technicians and 500 people for hospitality and security take to this incredible 23-hectare stage. Lasting 90 minutes, the Cinéscénie takes its inspiration from cinema (including epic films), opera and musicals. More than 12 million people have seen this show since its creation in 1978 and 13,200 spectators attend each evening.
For its 40th anniversary in 2017, the park launched new and original shows like "Le Ballet des Sapeurs" and "Le Grand Carillon", historical shows which brilliantly combine special effects with music.