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Report 2025: Airplanes, Roses, Poppies, Caves, Bridges and Paradise

By Anastasia from Canada, Summer 2012

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Page 13 of 24: Puy du Fou

photo by me

Puy du Fou, Viking village

Next morning we woke up early, and as the weather was expected nice with low probability for rain, we drove to Puy du Fou theme park. We arrived and bought our tickets, no lines to wait. Most people buy tickets online to get discounts but we werenít sure of the weather so didnít pre-book, and we didnít have a printer to print our tickets.

We walked directly to the first show, which that day was Musketeers. The lines were big, but we were among first people there. So we got good places in the middle. Inside the theater the animations were fun for kids, and then the show started. It wasnít really respecting the book story, but the show was very good, with dancing, fencing, lights and had horses. At one point I noticed there was water and people were dancing in the water with no shoes. A very colorful and excellent show.

We then walked directly to our next choice of show and it was Viking place and the show held outside. It was once more animated before the show itself, and then the show was once more impressive and with many surprises.

After that we walked to the Birds of Prey show, and while waiting had our sandwiches and water. I prepared a picnic. You really donít have much time for big meals if you want to see more. There are also smaller shows, and as we walked we had some time to see a fountain show that was delightful and had part of our sandwiches there.

Now the birds show was incredible. If you donít like birds to literally touch you with their wings, sit in the middle section, however, it is part of fun. The kids and some adults too were just shouting so loud, I closed my ears because of them. But the birds were incredible. My husband even filmed the show, so impressive it was.

After that, we went to the last show we chose; it was the Romans vs Gallic and held in the amphitheater. Just sitting there the atmosphere was incredible. They even had a retractable roof to make you feel in a real amphitheater. The show was spectacular with horses and war chariots playing a battle. Other animals were present too and they included lions.

After all this we were just tired and since we had about 1h20m drive to get back to our campsite, we decided to leave. Our son played in the playground there before we left. It was 5pm and we arrived before 10am. The last show was at 6pm and it was medieval theme, but we had no energy for that one.

Very nice day out, but lines were big. We didnít wait more than 30 minutes, however we were among first at each show. But I canít imagine it in season. Two days may be required to see all.

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