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Tip 13 for the summer is the amazing theme park Puy du Fou, located in Les Epesses, 43 km from our place.

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The Viking show at Puy du Fou. Photo by Padpo – Own work, [CC BY-SA 3.0], Wikimedia Commons

Whether you have kids, or you’re just forever young at heart, with a nack for history (and not for roller coasters and merry-go-rounds), a great tip for the summer vacation is a day (and night) at the Puy du Fou!

This theme park is packed with attractions, shows, little cafés, parks, and just a lovely place to spend a day. The park brings in some 2 million visitors every year, making it the fourth most popular attraction in France.

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“Medieval town” at Puy du Fou. Photo by Midx1004 at English Wikipedia (Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons.) [Public domain, CC0 1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

In the summer season 2016 you may see the following shows at the Puy du Fou:

The Grand Shows

  • Le Dernier Panache
  • Triumph’s Sign
  • The Vikings
  • The Phantom Birds’ Dance
  • The Secret of the Lance
  • Richelieu’s musketeer

Night-time Shows

  • The Cinescenie
  • The Organs of Fire

Other Shows

  • The Lovers of Verdun
  • The Renaissance at the castle
  • The Knights of the Round Table
  • The Imaginary World of La Fontaine
  • The Great Waters
  • Traditional Musicians
  • Martin’s Legend
  • The Puy du Fou Odyssey
  • Robot musicians

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Roman chariot racing at Puy du Fou. Photo by Midx1004 at English Wikipedia [Public domain, CC0 1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Whether you want to see a show or two, or just stroll around the different historic theme areas, have a beer in the medieval town, look at the stone masons or calligraphers working there, have a coffee or ice cream at some other café, visit the little souvenir shops, the Puy du Fou has much to offer.

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