Are you're looking to battle with the Vikings, hurl with the gladiators or swash buckle with pirates? The Puy du Fou is the answer to all your fantasies. Attracting over 2,000,000 tourists each year, this historical theme park provides spectacles and attractions that cover various exciting periods in history and with it music concerts, dance performances and reenactments galore. Come sunset and the Cinescene provides an unforgettable show on one of the biggest stages in the world, and thousands of actors and performers most of whom are from the neighboring areas and take you through nearly 700 years in history. For a whole new experience for the whole family, check out the wonderful Puy du Fou.
Located the department of Vendée in the municipality of Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre, the Basilica of St. Louis de Montfort was established in the 19th Century. Many pilgrims visit the church every year as it is location of the graves of two of the most prominent community figures: Blessed Marie Louise Trichet and Louis de Montfort.
Located on the banks of the river Crume, Château de Tiffauges is a popular tourist attraction among families with its various fun activities and programs for children. Dating back to medieval times, it is most famous for being home to the famous knight and notorious killer, Gilles de Rais. Today it lies in ruins and only some of its wall remains and fortification can be seen. It is now owned by the local council who organize a number of plays, historical re-enactments and exhibitions on medieval culture. A ticket to the castle can allow you entry during any time of the day and is sure to leave you with a memorable experience.
While the Château de Bressuire may stand in picturesque ruins today, it was continuously inhabited from the height of the Celtic epoch until 1975. The structure that stands today is believed to have been built in the late 10th and early 11th centuries and is an excellent example of medieval military architecture. Situated on a formidable plateau, the chateau played a role in three centuries of wars between England and France. Today, the ruined chateau is listed as a monument historique and can be viewed from the outside by those who wish to admire its beauty.
Église Notre Dame is a historic landmark in the commune of Clisson, established by Olivier V Clisson during the 14th or 15th Century. The original church was witness to the Wars of Vendée during which it was plundered by attackers. In the 19th Century, the church was reconstructed by renowned designer René Ménard. The exterior face of the structure contains reliefs of Saints Jacques and Madeleine. The interior is decorated by paintings.
Nestled in the Vendee region of France, Vouvant, a fortified village, is an idyllic stop for tourists interested in relishing some peace and serenity. Take a journey through Vouvant's history by visiting landmarks such as the Tour Mélusine and other national historic sites of France like the Notre Dame Church and vestiges of the fortifications which skirt the commune. The small gardens of Jardin de Fournils with its topiary pillars is another attraction in the village. Vouvant is sure to captivate all those who visit with its beauty and historical heritage.