Puy du Fou

West Coast Stories pt.3

Having travelled to a site just outside St-Laurent-sur-Sèvre in the Vendée department. We visited Grande Parc Puy du Fou. It’s described as an historical theme park, but if you expect to find rides here you will be disappointed. What you will find is an absolute feast of amazing re-enactment.

I’m not going to list all of the attractions in the park. This link to their
Wikipedia page describes everything. Highlights for me were…

The Viking raid


Le Bal des Oiseaux Fantômes


The Roman chariot race


This was all more convincing than I had expected, in part because everything looked so authentic. The Roman arena was built in stone, for example.

On the following day we walked into St-Laurent-sur-Sèvre. The town is well known for the ancient church of St. Laurent, with a rather spooky calgary.


On the day after that we travelled on to Brittany and what happened there is in part four.

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