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The Puy du Fou

Your Campsite near the Puy du Fou

During your trip in Vendée Camping Le Ragis, we invite you to reserve a day to do the Grand Course the Puy du Fou and party evening for Cinéscénie. (Attention, it is advisable to book well in advance ). Your campsite is about an hour to the large park what was recently awarded in the USA by the Thea Awards 2012. The Puy du Fou has received the most prestigious awards: the “Thea Classic Award.” It is the first French park that receives this award.

So, the history of this park is a great story.

le puy du fou

Any part of the Philippe de Villiers desire to tell the story of the Vendée. In 1979 helped by a handful of volunteers from the surrounding villages, he created the first night show, entertainment in the museum parallel existing. The show takes shape in the ruins of the castle of Puy du Fou. Tinged with a dose of Revolution against the association defending the values of family and tradition grows locally. Year after year, the public is more and more many at the appointment especially creates the park with multiple attractions.(created in 1989). Its huge success every year, forcing The Cinéscénie has investing new places: the ruins and the dungeon and finally a church recreated for stage needs. Each year also, the scene acquires from increasingly efficient technical means which causes it to be defined in 2012 to be better sacred Park Leisure World.

Today, cinéscénie is embodied by 3400 volunteers called “Puyfolais” his action takes place on a stage of 23 hectares and brings together 1,200 players, 120 riders, 100 technicians and 300 for the reception and public safety. It requires 8,000 costumes, 800 fireworks, 8000 projectors and 150 jets of water 30 meters high. At the beginning, the show was supported by musical excerpts from classical repertoire and in 1982, several specific composers to cinéscénie have created the original music of the show: Georges Delerue, Nick Glennie Smith. In its panoramic gallery of 14,000 seats, Cinéscénie hosts in 28 performances, near some 400 000 people per year.Very great actors lent their voices to the show: Philippe Noiret, Jean Piat, François Chaumette, Gérard Depardieu, Robert Hosseine, Alain Delon, Michel Duchaussoy, Richard Darbois for the men and  Catherine Salviat, Suzanne Flon, Marie Dubois for the women.

Here’s an overview of what you’ll find …

Great shows in the Puy du Fou

Le signe du triomphe

The sign of Triumph

For this show, you reach a true Gallo-Roman arena, you are immersed in the atmosphere of the circus games in Rome. The show presents a group of Gallic prisoners to participate in various events for save their lives: Gladiatorial combat, chariot racing, attack of wild and exotic animals parades are linked during the 30-minute epic. The Roman Governor directs them to its platform games. The atmosphere, which marks the grandeur and decadence of ancient Rome is the heart of the Gallo-Roman stadium Puy du Fou. You believe in it: Throughout the show, the audience is asked, in a highly charged atmosphere. Each turn, the Romans and the Gauls try to curry favor with the public and as to the Roman fashion, you will have lifted or reversed by the thumb, choose life or death of prisoners… The various tests are as impressive as each other, mixing action and humor in a series of technical prowess as when a vellum is extended above the public. Please note that the show to tawny is regularly renewed , the tamer, Thierry Le Portier, world-class who chose the Vendee as a permanent residence. There are three daily performances of the show “the sign of triumph,” what accommodate everyone in one day.

les vikings

The Vikings

This show makes you relive an attack on Fort Mil Year by the Vikings, with a cascade of special effects. We will tell the poignant story where the hero will defy the impossible to repel the invaders! The Vikings (3 000 to 3 500 seats):  The show depicts the real Viking ships of 20 meters long and 10 meters high, 50 animals, 30 players and 10 visitors invited animations with igneous effects (fire), so much so that one feels the heat in the terraces, waterfalls 22 meters high breathtaking. Grand Show !

le bal des oiseaux fantomes

The ball ghosts birds

For this magnificent spectacle, you’re aware of Alienor, the fauconière and friends. During this enchanting spectacle, to unfolding in time in Castles fort , you will be overflown by a horde of birds: eagles, hawks, vultures, kites but also more surprising owls, pelicans, storks… which will offer you a true aerial ballet. Some, like vultures, will you brush against their huge wings. Awesome ! The Ball of the Phantom Birds had a hospitality capacity 3000 seats and made flew more than 200 birds of prey and waders, whose 150 simultaneously. The soundtrack of the show are mainly from the album “Illusions” by Thomas Bergersen (Extract ‘”immortal” during the dance actresses with the birds).

Le secret de la lance

The Secret of the Lance

“The Secret of the Spear” is a show that can accommodate 3 500 to 4 000 people.

In the fifteenth century, Marguerite, a peasant girl uses a spear with magical powers that offered her Joan of Arc to defeat the English. Marguerite up the challenge and thwart the traps Knights using the powers of the spear.

This show is punctuated by original music by composer Carlos Nunez. “Le Secret de la Lance” est un spectacle qui peut accueillir  3 500 à 4 000 personnes. 

Les mousquetaires de Richelieu

Richelieu’s Musketeer

“Richelieu’s Musketeer” with its 3,000 seats offers a unique animation with impressive sword duels, set by the greatest fencing masters, intoxicating ballet flamenco and equestrian stunts.

The action takes place in the seventeenth century on 2000 m² of scene of the Grand Carousel, all with original music composed by Nick Glennie Smith.

les orgues de feu

Fire organs

It is a night show playing with our imagination.

In a fantasy world, creatures, nymphs, sprites, ballerinas, accompanied by musicians glide over the water on the music of Mozart, Bach, Bizet or Delerue.

This immersion in a magical world you enchanted.!

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