La Roche sur Yon

Halfway between the ocean and the Puy du Fou, La Roche sur Yon is a real living city. You will be able to discover its heritage in a playful way by mixing treasure hunting, sports and all kinds of games.

LA roche sur yon

Built by Napoleon I in 1804, go back in time and learn more about the city from the Renaissance to the present day with an audio guide. Put on a good pair of sneakers, equip yourself with a city map and a tape recorder and travel through the stories, anecdotes and architecture of the iconic monuments. Let your imagination run wild with the explanations !

Visit an amazing downtown zoo inhabited by mechanical animals. You can bring them to life by taking control of the machines and following the explanatory plates indicating the movements they can perform. Admire the sacred ibis, the hippopotamus, the flamingos, the crocodile and many other inhabitants scattered throughout the park that are just waiting for your visit.

Those who are passionate about our equine friends will have no other choice than to visit the Haras de la Vendée.

In a 4.5 hectare park in the heart of the city, discover the horse and the arts that surround it. Discover the dressage and the work sessions before the creation of the numbers and enter into the intimacy that unites the rider and his mount. Guided tours, educational workshops and equestrian shows, an ideal outing for the whole family.

The must-sees of La Roche sur Yon :

  • The Napoleon square and its machines,
  • The Hara de Vendée,
  • The Black Lands,
  • The Yon,
  • The mill of Rambourg,
  • The house of the Dragonflies,
  • The Piquet site.

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