Puy du Fou
The Puy du Fou
The Puy du Fou is a historical theme park in the Vendée and founded in 1978 by Philippe De Villiers. It is currently chaired by his son, Nicolas de Villiers.
The park hosts the Cinéscénie, a night show supported by volunteers on the history of the Vendée through the presentation of scenes of everyday life of a family of royalist and peasants from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century.
Regarding the park itself, it took historic elements of the history of the area surrounding the Puy du Fou and adapts them into shows, with trained animals (horses, birds of prey, wild and livestock), and special effects and pyrotechnics. Throughout the park there is the staff in traditional customs and trained artisans to craft techniques from the middle ages.
In 2014, it is the second biggest theme park in France behind the Disneyland Paris area and its parks.