Further afield is the busy harbour town of La Rochelle, where once you've wandered the cobbled streets you can pay a visit to its unmissable aquarium, home to over 12,000 marine animals, including sharks.
La Tranche-sur-Mer, VendeeSite code: VS017
Nearest Beach: 0.3km
Nearest Town: La Tranche-sur-Mer 0.5km
- Jard sur Mer: 18km
- Lucon: 30km
- La Rochelle: 64km
- Niort: 91km
- Ile de Noirmoutier: 106km
- Nantes: 107km
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The historic site of Château de Talmont, St Hilaire, is less than 30 km from the parc. It was once the medieval fortress of Richard the Lion Heart. You can learn all about the history on the entertaining trail which is brought to life with knights on horse back, crossbow shooting and falconry displays.
The Grand Parc Puy du Fou offers an unparalleled experience with a series of spectacular, moving shows, in the heart of unspoilt countryside and magnificent stage sets.
In France, almost 30 million visitors have already enjoyed the "Puy du Fou" experience, which is inspired by the History of France and Europe. Whether you’re looking for spectacular shows, lush greenery or great dining, Puy du Fou transports you through the centuries.
You can pack a lot in on a day trip to Les Sables d’Olonne. There is plenty to do in this seaside town: you can visit the popular zoo, have fun on the lively beach, wander round the harbour, explore lots of museums and galleries, or dine in one of the many excellent restaurants.