Puy du Fou

by CameronM Thu, June 27 2013 08:09

After a reasonably late night last night, it appears that we are finally getting out body clocks adjusted and we slept in until 7am. We ate a filling breakfast buffet at the hotel and headed off the Puy du Fou.  It was overcast and we stopped at the local Decathlon store to buy rain jackets.

We had learned about Puy du Fou from Celine, our French Au Pair, and were not expecting it to be as large as we discovered. The park presents a multitude of shows with live actors, covering everything from the Viking era, through the middle-ages and to the 1900’s. We arrived in time to have lunch at one of the themed meal and entertainment venues. Although the show was exclusively in French, it was easy enough to follow the story and great fun. We had enough time to see a few other shows, each very professional and grand.

After spending the afternoon rushing from show to show, we understood why people opt for one of the multi-day passes. We left the park at 7pm and headed off for our accommodation.

Moulin Du Chapitre was a surprise last minute find. We had booked it when we were unable to find any accommodation close to Puy du Fou. The converted mill dating, according to our host, from the 1200’s, contained a number of rooms and common areas. The location is both peaceful and tranquil, with a slow flowing creek and lots of open space. We enjoyed to early evening strolling around the grounds and exploring the mill before heading to bed.