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Known for its immersive zones that bring history to life, Puy du Fou is a theme park located in the outskirts of Les Epesses. From epic battles to mesmerizing performances, every moment at Puy du Fou is a thrilling adventure through time.
While there’s not a single ride in the park, there are over 10 historic zones ready to pique your interest. Puy du Fou has garnered numerous awards for its immersive entertainment, making it a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and families alike.
Read on to know all about your best Puy du Fou ticket options, about the theme park, the best time to visit, and more. 

Why Visit Puy du Fou?

Immersive Shows and Attractions
  • Great Family Destination: If you're looking for unforgettable family fun, Puy du Fou is your getaway spot. There are shows and attractions for all ages. 
  • Unique Theme Park Experience: Education meets entertainment here as Puy du Fou breaks the mold of typical theme parks. It's a living history museum based on different eras in time.
  • Immersive Shows and Attractions: Prepare to be amazed by immersive shows and attractions that make history come alive. It's like time travel!
  • World-Class Nighttime Show: The Cinéscénie is a must-see when at Puy du Fou. This 2-hour nighttime show features over 2,000 performers, horses, and special effects.
  • Beautiful Setting: Located in the heart of the Vendée region in France, the park is surrounded by forests, rivers, and lakes, making for a tranquil setting.

Puy du Fou Park & Shows

With more than 20 shows ranging from period villages to spectacles, arenas, night shows, and nature, there is plenty to see inside Puy du Fou. Here are some of the must-see highlights:

Le Signe du Triomphe

Le Signe du Triomphe

Travel 2,000 years back in time and step into an Ancient Roman arena. For 30 minutes witness everything from gladiator fights, chariot races, and segments involving wild animals.

Les Vikings puy du fou

Les Vikings

While the whole village celebrates the wedding of Sybèle and Aldéric, terrifying longships emerge from the flames: the ferocious Vikings invade Saint Philbert le Vieil and its thatched huts. Experience a fearsome battle with impressive stunts and special effects!

The Phantom Bird Dance

Le Bal des Oiseaux Fantômes

Back in the days of fortified castles, Princess Eleanor and her childhood friend Eloise share their memories of old ruins that have been abandoned for centuries! Experience the simultaneous flight of 330 sumptuous birds: eagles, falcons, vultures, kites, owls, and dozens of other birds of prey as they dance across the sky and dive onto the arms of master falconers in a spellbinding ballet.

Le Secret de la Lance puy du fou

Le Secret de la Lance

Look back at the Hundred Years' War as this segment lures you with enchanting performances. Watch as Marguerite defends the chateau and cutting-edge aeronautics takes the stage.

La Renaissance du Château

La Renaissance du Château

A living and breathing monument, the Puy du Fou Chateau is a  delight with talking paintings, bouncing mirrors, and even dancing ghosts. Also, catch the night shows here!

Les Automates Musiciens at entrance

Les Automates Musiciens

A captivating show featuring stunning mechanical musicians and enchanting melodies, you'll find this one located in the Bourg Bérard zone right by the entrance.

La Cinéscénie

La Cinéscénie

Enjoy a 2-hour long nighttime show that spreads over 23 hectares and is complete with state-of-the-art technology. Take in 700 years of history as it unravels on stage with over 2,500 actors. It makes for a sight to behold.

18th-century village at Puy Du Fou


Retreat into this 18th-century village and explore the streets and gardens. Get a glimpse of the Grand Carillon concert before grabbing a bite at the local restaurants inside.

Know Before You Go

Opening Hours
Getting There
Opening Hours

Puy du Fou Special Offer Season: 9:30 AM to 7 PM
Puy du Fou during La Cinéscénie Season: 9:30 AM to 9 PM
Puy du Fou during Les Noces de Feu Season: 9:30 AM to 10:30 PM

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Puy du Fou depends on your preferences. Spring and fall offer cooler weather and fewer crowds. While summer gives you the full touristy experience despite the heat. As a general rule, arriving as early as you can at the venue is the best course of action to ensure smoother entry and leisure exploring.


By Train:

To reach Puy du Fou, the nearest train station is Gare d'Angers Saint-Laud, which is approximately a 1-hour drive from the attraction. You can board TGV, Intercités, or TER trains to reach this station.

By Car:

For those driving to Puy du Fou, take the A87 motorway and exit at number 28. The park is conveniently located, with travel times of approximately 3 hours from Paris and Bordeaux, 2 hours from Poitiers, 1.5 hours from La Baule and La Rochelle, and 1 hour from Sables d'Olonnes, Nantes, and Angers.

Nearest Parking: Puy du Fou Car Park (on the premises)

  • Parking
  • Shuttle Buses
  • Restaurants & Bars
  • Restrooms
  • Shops
  • Accommodations
  • First Aid Service
  • Baby Changing Rooms
  • WiFi
  • Accessibility Services
  • Cloakroom
  • Lost & Found

  • You’re not allowed to wear a costume to Puy du Fou.
  • Personal transportation isn’t allowed within the premises except for mobility assistance vehicles with proof.
  • Weapons including but not limited to blades, box cutters, bombs, explosives, scissors, aerosols/gases) as well as drones, drugs, and drinks and alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • Toys resembling firearms are also prohibited. 
  • Children under 14 are to be accompanied by at least 1 adult.
  • Animals/pets with the exception of guide dogs are not allowed on-site.
  • Adhere to all safety instructions presented during shows.
  • Flash photography is not permitted.
  • Filming of shows for any purpose other than private use is prohibited.
  • While there’s no strict dress code, it’s strongly recommended to dress modestly owing to the family-friendly nature of the theme park.

For Physically Disabled Individuals

  • For smooth travel within Puy du Fou a train called Colporteuse has priority access for disabled individuals.
  • There’s an accessibility guide available to ensure you’re aware of which sites are steep and are not wheelchair accessible.
  • There are special entrances to certain zones for people with disabilities. 
  • For the nighttime show, there’s a free shuttle service available.
  • Wheelchairs and electric scooters are available for rent.
  • There are special parking spots available for people with disabilities.

For Visually Impaired People

  • Guide dogs are permitted within the premises with prior permission.
  • Free audio description guides are available for all shows.

For Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals

  • There are loop systems in place across the property.
  • You can also pick up an illustrated guide to explore seamlessly.
pizza at puy du fou cafes

There are over 20 restaurants in Puy du Fou. Here are some must-visits:

  • Le Bistrot: Located in the Bourg Berard, this French brasserie is based on the style of the previous century. 
  • L'Auberge: Located in the Chasseloup Village, this is Puy du Fou’s only fine dining restaurant. 
  • Le Café de la Madelon: Located behind Bourg Berard, this cafe transports you back to 1914 and is set to the theme of La Madelon’s wedding fare. 
  • Les Deux Couronnes: Located in Le Camp du Drap d'Or hotel, this spot is known for the famous King Francis Grilled Meat. 
  • Le Banquet de Mérovée: Located in Les Îles de Clovis, this one offers all you can eat buffet.

Mostly located within Bourg Berard, you'll find everything you need at these shops for a memorable purchases and souvenir gifts. 

You can also shop online for souvenirs and other limited-edition items.

Visitor Tips

  • Plan Ahead: Book your tickets online in advance to secure your preferred date and save time.
  • Arrive Early: Beat the crowds by arriving early to make the most of your day.
  • Show Schedule: Check the daily show schedule and plan your day around the must-see performances.
  • Comfortable Attire: Dress comfortably and wear suitable footwear for walking and exploring the park.
  • Dining Options: Bring your own picnic or enjoy meals at designated areas within the park.
  • Stay Hydrated: Carry a water bottle and stay hydrated throughout your visit.
  • Weather Preparedness: Check the weather forecast and come prepared with appropriate clothing or accessories.
  • Capture Memories: Don't forget your camera to capture the unforgettable moments at Puy du Fou.

Frequently Asked Questions About Puy du Fou Theme Park

What is Puy du Fou known for?

Puy du Fou is an immersive theme park that offers historically themed shows and activities as well as re-created authentic period villages, stalls selling wares passionate craftsmen, and other activities.

What are the opening hours of Puy du Fou?

Puy du Fou is open from 9.30 AM – 7 PM during the special offer season; from 9.30 AM – 10.30 PM during the "Les Noces de Feu" season, and from 9.30 AM – 9 PM during the "La Cinéscénie" season.

What is the best time to visit Puy du Fou?

While the summer season (June, July, and August) is the most popular time to visit the park, for cooler weather and fewer crowds opt to visit in April and May or from September to November.

How much does it cost to visit Puy du Fou?

Tickets to Puy du Fou start at €42.

Does Puy du Fou have rides?

No, Puy du Fou is a unique immersive theme park that does not feature roller coasters or rides. Instead, it offers shows, immersive experiences, period villages, and themed hotels.

Are there any restrictions for the Puy du Fou attractions?

While there are no restrictions on the shows and attractions at Puy du Fou, some shows may frighten very young children, so please look them up beforehand.

Are the shows and performances conducted only in French?

While the performances are conducted in French, you can listen to free simultaneous translation and subtitling of the shows in English, German, Spanish, and Dutch via the Puy du Fou Mobile App.

Can I bring my own food into the park?

Yes, you can bring your own food to the park.

Are there restaurants in Puy du Fou?

Yes, there are a number of themed restaurants in the park, including  "La Table des Ambassadeurs", "Les Deux Couronnes", "L'Atrium", "Le Banquet de Mérovée", "Le Café de la Madelon", "L'Orangerie", and more.

How long does it take to explore the entire park?

With over 20 shows, period villages, and more, it can take 2 or 3 days to explore the entire park.

Are there accommodations available near the park?

Yes, there are 6 themed hotels at Puy du Fou for you to choose from.

What are the best shows at Puy du Fou?

Some of the best shows at Puy du Fou are The Phantom Bird Dance, a bird show, “Mousquetaire De Richelieu” based on the three musketeers, and “Le Premier Royaume” the story of the first King of the Franks.

Can I visit Puy du Fou in costume?

No, for artistic reasons, visitors are not allowed inside Puy du Fou in costume. If you do so, the gate staff will be obliged to refuse entry or will ask you to change before you enter the park.

Is Puy du Fou accessibility friendly?

Yes, there are provisions made for visitors with hearing impairments, visual impairments, and reduced mobility. There are also audio guides, disabled parking spaces, and wheelchairs for rent.

Can I bring my pet to Puy du Fou?

Pets are not allowed inside Puy du Fou. However, there is a kennel where they can board while you visit the park, as long as you make a reservation in advance.

Is there parking available at Puy du Fou?

Yes, there is free parking available at Puy du Fou. The parking areas are available from one hour before Puy du Fou opens until one hour after closing.

How to get to Puy du Fou by car?

You can get to Puy du Fou by driving from Paris or Angers via the A87 freeway, and then using exit 28 in the direction “Puy du Fou”.

How to get to Puy du Fou by train?

The closest station to Puy du Fou is Angers TGV. This station served France’s major TGV routes, including Paris, Marseille, etc. A shuttle bus service operates between the station and the Puy du Fou.

What is the nearest city to Puy du Fou?

Puy du Fou is located in France in Vendée, on the outskirts of the town of Les Épesses. The closest city is Angers.

How far is Puy du Fou from Paris?

Puy du Fou is located 382 km, or about 3 hr 35 min from Paris.

What is the closest airport to Puy du Fou?

The closest airport to Puy du Fou is Nantes Atlantique Airport. It is located 89 km or 1 hour away from the theme park.