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Puy du Fou, Les Epesses

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The historical theme park Puy du Fou is immensely popular for good reason--it brings periods of history to life through performances of epic proportions. By day, you can watch as gladiators fight for their lives, musketeers engage in swashbuckling sword fighting, and Vikings rise out of the lake on their ship to ransack a village right before your eyes. At night, the main show comes alive behind the ruined castle, depicting 700 years of history. The Cinéscénie dazzles you with its award-winning pyrotechnics and exquisite choreography. More than 1,000 actors, including children and live animals, perform this massive show on an outdoor stage that many boast is the largest in the world. Headphones provide English translations of this and many of the main attractions. Shows sometimes sell out weeks or even months ahead, so book your tickets to the park and the performances well in advance. Put Puy du Fou into our Les Epesses trip planning tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Les Epesses.
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  • Have visited the main park before and wanted to experience the Ciniscenie Show. We were not disappointed. The show was spectacular and a must see. You don't need to know French to follow the action... 
    Have visited the main park before and wanted to experience the Ciniscenie Show. We were not disappointed. The show was spectacular and a must see. You don't need to know French to follow the action...  more »
  • What a fantastic day out. €60 for a 2 day experience and €27 for the night time show. I had heard lots about it and yet my expectations were exceeded at every level. The shows were superb; the food.....  more
    What a fantastic day out. €60 for a 2 day experience and €27 for the night time show. I had heard lots about it and yet my expectations were exceeded at every level. The shows were superb; the food.....  more »
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  • An extraordinary experience of variety of shows outstanding from any other there parks. The use of modern technology enhances each show where classical theatrical media of communication is enriched by unusual props and animals. Each show is absolutely outstanding. If you wonder what you can be surprised by in a theatre stage, you will never guess it before you can actually see it. The cons might be quite long waiting queues for each show. You are not physically able to do all the shows in one day. Major language spoke is French. Most shows translated into English while using the park's app. You also need your own transport to get in. No local buses operating. Taxi sign outside the park- none of taxis ever arrived. Must see place for definite ;)
  • We've been going to this park for years, each time we visit France. Its absolutely spectacular shows are amazing. However, this year it was ultra packed..as if they'd let too many people inside. Queues were immense and we were turned away from shows. Such a shame as all the other times it's been fab!

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