Puy du Fou – The Shows

Puy du Fou is one of the best historical theme part in France. The park offers us extraordinary shows which vividly bring us back to Medieval times. I’ve been to the DisneyLand, I’ve been to Futuroscope, but this time, Puy du Fou has left great impression in me. The feelings was fantastic, it brought me from this surprise to another. Even my little 18 moth girl kept saying wow all the time!

There are 5 main shows at Puy du Fou. If you have only one day only, you shouldn’t miss any of them

1. Richelieu’s musketeer

This is an indoor show and photos are not allowed. The show features Musketeer performing swash-buckling sword fighting and Gypsy girls Flamenco dancing in water.

2. The Secret of the Lance: the performance tells us a story of a young shepherdess who defends her dojon from English knights.

The shepherdess is singing and dancing.

The Secret of the Lance

Fighting with the English knights
The Secret of the Lance

The wall is going down
The Secret of the Lance

The fight
The Secret of the Lance

The wall is going up again after the victory
The Secret of the Lance

3. Triumph’s Sign: is set in a replica of an amphitheater, which reminded me of Colosseum, thought I was there actually. The actors have excellent warm-up activities before the performance starts and we will quickly travel back to the atmosphere of Roman times. The performance features a traditional parade of people and animals, gladiators combats, chariot racing and executions.

The Triumph's Sign

The Triumph's Sign

The Triumph's Sign

3. The Vikings: tells us a story about a fight between people living in an old fortress and the Vikings. This is my favourite show of all. It includes great effects, wonderful music and a real-life performance.

The story starts with a marriage, people happily dance and sing.

 The Vikings

The Vikings

Then the Vikings come in a longboat, all of a sudden.

The Vikings

And another bigger and longer boat emerge from the river
The Vikings

The Vikings

And the fight

The Vikings

5. The Phantom Birds Dance is a performance of many birds with great music and songs. Sometimes the birds even fly over our head.

The Phantom Birds Dance

The Phantom Birds Dance

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11 thoughts on “Puy du Fou – The Shows

    1. It’s one and a half hour driving from La Rochelle. The park is based in Les Epesses, in the region of Vendee. We visited the park quite early this year, so we missed the best part of it- The Cinéscénic Show.

  1. There are some incorrect descriptions in the above text but the message is correct: Puy Du Fou is a great park, a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    (In the Secret of the Lance for example, the image depics the knights that Jeanne D’arc has left behind for Marguerite to defend the castle while she goes out to fight for the freedom of Orlean… there is a lot more history behind each show than you would imagine at first sight).

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