Family weekend at Puy du Fou
Here you are! After having thought about discovering the Puy du Fou for a long time, you finally decide to organise your family weekend! Sleep in an unusual hotel, attend grandiose shows and live unique immersive experiences: young and old will be delighted. A change of scenery guaranteed!
Tips & tricks: how to prepare your family weekend at Puy du Fou?
You want to experience Puy du Fou with your family. You've already heard so much about it but don't really know what to expect and how to organise yourself? Find here all our tips and tricks to make your family stay an unforgettable experience.
Le Puy du Fou offers 20 shows and activities every day, not to mention the discovery of authentic period villages and their passionate craftsmen, nor the privileged encounters you can have with our 1,500 animals. It is therefore impossible to do everything in one day. This is why we recommend that you opt for a 2 or 3 day visit. During your family weekend at the Puy du Fou, we advise you to alternate between the big shows, the immersive shows, the visits to the period villages and all the other activities.
No small savings: if you book your stay, you can benefit from discounts on all Puy du Fou tickets (up to 20%) and on your meals (up to 15%). You can book up to 72 hours before your expected arrival date.
For the most connected families among you, and/or the most environmentally friendly, we advise you to download the Puy du Fou mobile application (available free of charge on the App Store or Google Play) and to add your reservation to your personal access to obtain all your travel documents directly on your phone. In addition, thanks to its interactive map, the application will allow you to familiarise yourself with the many experiences offered by the Puy du Fou. Period villages, shows, nature areas, restaurants, services and photo shoots with our photographers will no longer hold any secrets for you! The application also offers a personalised programme generator, adapted to the length of your visit and your desires.
To make sure you don't miss any show, remember to arrive 30 minutes before the start of each performance. This will allow you to choose your seat and make the most of the show! We also offer Emotion Passes at €25 per day and per person, which will ensure you a privileged and reserved seat up to 10 minutes before the start of the performance.
The basics to pack for your family weekend at the Puy du Fou!
For those who love short 2 or 3 day trips or for those who are new to short stays, here is a checklist of essentials to pack for any situation during your weekend with children at the Puy du Fou!
Travelling back in time with little ones is no picnic! Is it raining and you haven't brought an umbrella? The sun is beating down and you can't find the sun cream in your bag? Between sunny days, cool evenings, showers or an insistent wind, you have to consider all situations. You'll need to pack a 21kg suitcase per person. Tip 1: Be aware of the weather forecast, bring comfortable and appropriate clothing and choose the shoes that are best suited to the 25km of trails in the park (flip-flops and pumps are not recommended for this destination).
A number of shows are outdoors, so don't forget your sunglasses, hats and caps. For the "airheads", you will find them in the Puy du Fou shops! If you are planning to attend one of our two night shows, we recommend that the more chilly among you bring a plaid or a little wool.
To keep a memorable souvenir of your original family weekend in the breathtaking scenery of the Puy du Fou, don't forget your smartphone, your charger - obviously - and why not an external battery! For photography lovers, leave your phone behind and bring your camera. The site is full of beautiful places to capture. And who knows, if your talents dazzle our teams, you could see your shots featured on our website or social networks!
Choose your century to sleep in the Puy du Fou!
To extend your journey through time, the Puy du Fou welcomes you to the 6 hotels of the Cité Nocturne. If you plan your visit over several days, these timeless accommodations will allow you to live an unusual experience with your family!
The Logis de Lescure and its sumptuous 18th century building ? The resplendent pavilions of the Sun King? The real fortress of La Citadelle? The Camp du Drap d'Or and its flamboyant loggias ? The lake city of the Iles de Clovis ? The Gallo-Roman Villa and its architecture of Ancient Rome ? Choose the perfect hotel for your family weekend from the suggestions below!
Would you like to enjoy a luxurious and refined stay? Have you always dreamed of being at the court of the Sun King? Are you a family of artists, passionate about painting, theatre or the great tunes of classical music? Then your ideal hotel is: Le Grand Siècle! Experience a dream stay in one of the resplendent pavilions of the castle reserved for the friends of the Sun King!
Do you like discovering and exploring with your family? Do you love culture: theatre, dance, singing, philosophy and all kinds of arts? Are you a family of enthusiasts, driven by a thirst for knowledge? Then your ideal hotel is: Le Logis de Lescure! Our sumptuous 18th century building will welcome you in a calm and charming atmosphere!
Do you enjoy the pleasant everyday life of a small, friendly village? Do your children spend most of their time playing knights? Are you bold and brave enough to protect your tribe? Then your ideal hotel is: La Citadelle! You will enjoy spending a night under the protection of the Puy du Fou paladins by staying in our real fortress!
Are you a nature lover? Do you find relaxation and calm the best way to recharge your batteries? Do you dream of staying in a hotel on the water's surface? Then your ideal hotel is: Les Îles de Clovis! Our lake city from the 1st millennium will transport you back to the Merovingian era!
Are you epicureans at heart? Do you dream of falling asleep in the luxury of a room worthy of the lodgings of François I? Do you have a thirst for life and an appetite for knowledge? Then your ideal hotel is: Le Camp du Drap d'Or! It will satisfy your taste for entertainment by offering you a royal stay in the heart of the Renaissance!
Does your family form a close-knit team ready to take on any challenge? Do you have a soft spot for Mediterranean patios? Are you particularly attracted to Roman bas-reliefs and forums? Then your ideal hotel is: La Villa Gallo-Romaine! It will bring you the typical charm of Ancient Rome and will prepare you properly for the conquest of the Puy du Fou!
Guide to a perfect stay with children at Puy du Fou
What you need to know before packing your bags for an unforgettable family weekend
The Puy du Fou is located in the Vendée, more precisely in Les Epesses. The park is located 1 hour from Nantes and Angers. If you plan to come by car, all you have to do is take the A87 motorway - exit n°28 to reach the park or the hotels. If you prefer to come by train, we have a private shuttle service between Angers St Laud station and the Puy du Fou which runs up to 3 times a day. And if you are one of those who prefer to fly, we recommend you to stop at Nantes Atlantique airport. A shuttle bus is also available (subject to availability) to take you to the main entrances of the Puy du Fou or directly to our hotels.
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In order to keep the youngest ones waiting on the way to the Puy du Fou, we have prepared a booklet full of surprises. Colouring of knights, castles, crosswords and riddles will accompany the little ones on their journey through history!
All the good ideas to make this short stay an unusual weekend for the family
At the Puy du Fou, many people will tell you that the shows are breathtaking and the special effects so realistic that immersion is immediate. To make sure that you and your children's eyes sparkle and that you have unforgettable memories of this unusual family holiday, we have prepared a short guide to help you organise your trip back in time.