Puy du Fou is a vast a historical theme park in Western France – it actually became the fourth most popular attraction in France with over two million visitors every year. The entertaining park is built around the ruins of a Renaissance castle and recalls the story of the Maupillier family from the 14th century to World War II. The park features five distinct areas: The Secret of the Lance, The Vikings, Triumph's Sign, The Phantom Birds Dance, and Richelieu's Musketeers. These shows feature sword fighting, chariot racing, horse trotting, flying birds of prey, and many other impressive acts. The main show, called Cinéscénie, takes place on the world’s largest outdoor stage and tells the 700-year old story of the region with over a hundred horses, 400 fireworks, and a thousand actors.
Puy du Fou is located in Les Epesses. Entry cost €32 per adult and €22 per children aged 5 to 13 years old. The site can be reached by shuttle bus from Angers train station. Transfers take about an hour and a half and runs three times daily. Return tickets cost €22 and singles cost €14. Puy du Fou can also be reached in one hour from nearby Nantes via routes E62, D160, and D27. There is ample free parking on site. Puy du Fou is generally open from 10 am to 10 pm but hours and show schedules can change throughout the year. There are four hotels and many camping sites in and around Puy du Fou.