the grand parc
Step through the gates at Puy du Fou®, leave the 21st-century behind you and take a journey back through time. The Grand Parc, spanning more than 50 hectares, is a stunning natural park hosting around 20 incredible shows day and night, with four authentic villages and master craftsmen, and in excess of 1,500 animals roaming free.
Take a trip back through the centuries as you immerse yourselves in the shows and the adventures. Enjoy the fury of circus games, experience the thrill of knights on horseback, watch a magical show with capes and sword fights, and shiver as birds of prey pass right over your heads. Every century is packed with emotion!
Book this incredible experience now! The Grand Parc is open from 1 April to 24 September 2017.
- A minimum of 2 days is recommended for visiting the Grand Parc.
- You can download the programme and show times at www.puydufou.com from 5 pm onwards the day before your arrival.
- Free parking.
- Pets are not allowed in the park.
- Park exit passes are available.
- Food is available in the Grand Parc.
Shows at the Grand Parc
ORIGINAL SHOW FOR 2017: The Great Bells
The Great Bells is an incredible musical show, set in the 18th Century Village, that will take you back in time. The bell-ringers, 16 metres above the ground, perform breathtaking manoeuvres and strike the 70 giant bells to the sound of famous pieces of music in a stunning show that combines melody and choreography.
The Last Panache
Come and enjoy the unique experience of the largest show at the Grand Parc du Puy du Fou! Follow the glorious tale of a naval officer in this unforgettable show venue. It is 1793, and in a final battle for freedom, our hero of the American War of Independence will see his life change dramatically... On 22 April 2017, "The Last Panache" will officially receive the Thea Award for the world's best show in Los Angeles!
The Lovers of Verdun
Puy du Fou received the award for the world's best show for "The Lovers of Verdun" at the Thea Awards 2016 ceremony in Los Angeles.
Stories of heroic soldiers are told through love letters between a soldier and his fiancée set in the snowy trenches in the middle of winter 1916. As Christmas approaches, smoke fills the trenches, the ground shakes with each new explosion, sirens are ringing out... All seems lost, but this year on 24 December, the soldiers are yet to realise that they are about to have a Christmas to remember!
Come and experience the incredible Circus Games in the Gallo-Roman Stadium at Puy du Fou®!
The Secret of the Lance
A spectacular medieval adventure inspired by the legend of a mysterious lance with magical powers.
Experience the romantic adventures of Richelieu's Musketeer's, set against the backdrop of a giant 17th century theatre (covered theatre with 3,000 seats). A magical show with capes, sword fights, flamenco ballets and incredible special effects!
The Phantom Birds' Dance
Experience the magical dance of the birds of prey in the "Phantom Birds' Dance" show...
Emerging from amid the flames in their longboats, fearsome Vikings attack the peaceful Fort de l'An Mil. At the foot of the watch tower, battle rages in a deluge of special effects.
The Organs of Fire
The Grand Parc's night-time show is a magical, breath-taking experience.
Every evening, on the old Puy du Fou Lake, nymphs and sprites dance to the music of romantic musicians dressed in illuminated costumes in a fantastic symphony of fire and water. The show, which lasts for around 30 minutes, is included in the Grand Parc ticket during the green season.
On a stage of more than 23 hectares, with technical facilities that are out of the ordinary for this unique dramatic & musical work - 2,000 actors and the participation of the greatest performers. Almost 2 hours of intense emotion and 700 years of history result in a giant fresco which has already seduced more than 12 million spectators.
> Please note, advance reservation is compulsory.
The Grand Parc hosts a range of other shows:
The Renaissance at the Castle: forgotten for centuries, the Château du Puy du Fou opens up its doors for the first time. The paintings speak to you, the mirrors watch you, the ghosts are still dancing... Each room in the castle unveils wonders still haunted by its glorious past.
The Knights of the Round Table: Delve into the incredible world of Puy du Fou and experience the Arthurian legend for yourself! Beneath the ramparts, Merlin puts Arthur's bravery to the test. Having conquered Excalibur's spell, Arthur discovers the wonders of the enchanted lake.
Other shows include The Great Waters, Martin's Legend, The Puy du Fou Odyssey, Traditional Musicians, Robot Musicians, The Imaginary World of La Fontaine, and many more besides.In fact, there are so many shows that you will need to stay for two days to see them all!
The Grand Parc also has a dedicated children's area with jumping jets, the children's lair and the animal labyrinth.
The villages and forests of the Grand Parc
The Medieval City
Travel back to the Middle Ages as you wander through the narrow streets of the Medieval City.
The Market Town in 1900
Immerse yourself in the warmth of this busy Market Town, with its bustling streets and robot musicians. You'll feel like it's 1900 all over again!
The 18th Century Village
Time seems to have stood still in the 18th Century Village. This authentic village pays homage to the traditions of a bygone era...
The Fort de l'An Mil
The Viking show is set against the stunning backdrop of an authentic hamlet complete with thatched roofs, the sound of the blacksmith striking iron and the intricate craftsmanship of the tool-maker.
The Valley in Bloom
Right in the heart of the forest, the Valley in Bloom is a genuine haven of peace and quiet, set amongst ancient oak trees, ferns, aquatic plants and waterfalls.
Puy du Fou forest is home to over 1,400 animals including rabbits, deer, wolves and eagles... but lions, tigers and ostriches also inhabit the 50 hectares of unspoilt natural environment in the Grand Parc.