THINK of theme parks and #France, and Disneyland Paris comes to mind … but that’s not the only one the French have. It also has Puy du Fou, a park with no rides but which nevertheless won the world’s best #themepark title at last year’s international amusement park awards.
Since 2013, it has been the second-most visited theme park in France (after Disneyland Paris), attracting more than 1.9 million visitors in 2014.
The main attractions are detailed, special effect shows that bring different parts of history to life, from the Vikings and Knights of the Round Table to Richelieu’s musketeers and Gallo-Roman gladiator games.
Highlight shows this year include The Lovers of Verdun set in First World War France, The Organs of Fire, a night-time show about a ghost pianist, and Drones take over Cinéscénie, which involves 50 drones and 3,400 volunteer actors.
The park – an hour’s drive from #Nantes in the Vendee – also has four historical villages, 11 restaurants, and four history-themed hotels.
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