Châteaux and Monuments
LE CHATEAU DE TIFFAUGESTIFFAUGES
Greatest western medieval fortress in Tiffauges en Vendée, 20 minutes from Puy du Fou and 25 minutes from the Clisson valley: show, 3D film, crossbow shooting. Unique in the world: the largest collection of war machines in operation!
HARAS DE LA VENDÉELA ROCHE-SUR-YON
Come and share our passion for horses at the Haras de la Vendée, set in a 12-acre park in the heart of La Roche-sur-Yon.
LE LOGIS DE LA CHABOTTERIEMONTREVERD
18th-century home in Saint-Sulpice-le-Verdon in Vendée, 20 minutes from La Roche sur Yon. Visit the furnished rooms. Place of arrest of General Charette in 1796. Show trail and French walled garden. 45 minutes from Puy du Fou.
MAISON DU MAÎTRE DE DIGUESCHAILLE-LES-MARAIS
Recognised by the Regional Natural Park of Marais Poitevin, the Dykes master house presents the story of a territory. Children's games booklet (7 years +). Animals on site. 30 minutes from La Rochelle. Marais poitevin: dried marshes.
PLACE NAPOLÉON - LES ANIMAUX DE LA PLACELA ROCHE-SUR-YON
A living square peopled with extraordinary animals!
LA TOUR D'ARUNDEL & LE CHÂTEAU SAINT-CLAIRLES SABLES-D'OLONNE
Built by the Princes of Talmont in the 15th cen- tury, the chateau was seized by the Protestant leader, Soubise, in 1622, whom ordered fortifi- cations to be built. First a garrison under Louis XIII, the château, which currently houses the Sea Museum, was bombed in 1796 by the Anglo-Dutch, seized by the government in 1835, and finally restored between 1986 and 1994. The tower forms part of the Cha- teau Saint-Clair’s defences. The first harbour light was intro- duced in 1593. In the 18th century, the La Chaume lighthouse was the only lighthouse in the Vendée. Its present appea- rance is the result of res- toration work undertaken between 1857 and 1858. When visiting the sea mu- seum, take the unique oppor- tunity to go to the top of the tower and enjoy stunning panoramic views. Viewpoint indi- cator from 1911.
CHÂTEAU DE POUZAUGESPOUZAUGES
Medieval fortress in Pouzauges en Vendee, historic city dominating the Vendée farmland. Magnificent dungeon in a 355 m long curtain wall. Guided tours, night escapades. 20 minutes from the Puy du Fou.
CHÂTEAU DE TERRE-NEUVEFONTENAY-LE-COMTE
Terre Neuve chateau, splendid 16th century work, in the heart of a large park, overlooking the city of art and history, Fontenay-le-Comte. It has an alchemical fireplace, Chambord fine gold decorative suns, ceilings and more