No. 1 amusement park in France
Puy du Fou in the French amusement park sector
With a turnover of 3 billion euros, 500 companies and more than 50,000 employees, leisure destinations are a diverse and enduring asset for France. The French amusement parks union SNELAC (Syndicat National des Espaces de Loisirs, d'Attractions et Culturels) proudly proclaims it: this industry is a real dream machine for its 63 million visitors.
Amusement parks, theme parks, and leisure, water or animal parks are a real social phenomenon. Every year, they strive to invest in new shows, activities and immersive experiences, and to make their offering more attractive. At the same time, planning and developing hospitality is an increasingly important part of their business, with the aim of turning these places of entertainment into real destinations.
In 2020, for example, Puy du Fou invested 62 million euros in its projects overall, including the creation of a new night show "Les Noces de Feu", a new themed hotel "Le Grand Siècle", and a 3,500m² conference centre named "Le Théâtre Molière", entirely dedicated to business tourism.
Ranking: top 10 amusement and leisure parks in France
In terms of satisfaction: what do web users say?
On TripAdvisor, our visitors' reviews speak for themselves! With an average score of 4.5/5, Puy du Fou is the top rated amusement park in France for customer satisfaction. In 2022, Puy du Fou even won the "Travellers' Choice" award for its excellent scores.
|1||Theme Park||Puy du Fou|
|2||Amusement Park||Disneyland Paris|
|3||Amusement Park||Walt Disney Studio|
|4||Theme Park||Parc Astérix|
|5||Amusement Park||Le Pal|
|6||Theme Park||Fraispertuis City|
|8||Amusement Park||Le Château des Enigmes de pons|
|9||Animals Park||Legendia Park|
What do web users say ?
« Everyone MUST at some time in their life go to the Puy du Fou. It's absolutely fabulous.
If you're visiting or passing through the Vendee region of France, take time out and go. We can't recommend it enough.
Also the night time show La Cinescenie is incredible. We have see both many times and it still blows us away. »
Sue D – 08/2020
« Why is this place not known worldwide? Nothing less than gob smacking. It is so good that I can't give it justice. Value for money 11/10. Kids, adults love it. Wow factor 11/10. »
Seen_my_T_shirt – 08/2020
In terms of visitor numbers
When it comes to visitor numbers, Puy du Fou is a strong contender! With over 2.3 million visitors in 2019, it's the 2nd most popular park in France.
|1||Amusement Park||Disneyland Paris|
|2||Theme Park||Puy du Fou|
|3||Theme Park||Parc Astérix|
|5||Leisure Park||Jardin d'Acclimatation|
|6||Leisure Park||ZooParc de Beauval|
|9||Amusement Park||Le Pal|
|10||Amusement Park||Walibi Rhônes-Alpes|
How do I get to Puy du Fou?
Located in Vendée, Puy du Fou is just 2h30 from Paris and most large French cities. A shuttle service connects Puy du Fou with Angers TGV station and Nantes Atlantique airport (booking is required). Click here for more information.
Conquering the world!
Winning 9 international awards in just 7 years, Puy du Fou has established itself worldwide as a real leader in the field of shows and parks. More than just an amusement park, with more than 2.3 million visitors in 2019, Puy du Fou once again confirmed the strength of its unique model in France this year, cementing its position as one of the country's most unmissable attractions.
Voted "Champion – all categories" in the list of France's best brands (Capital/Statista study) for the 3rd consecutive year, Puy du Fou has once again confirmed its remarkable success among the public; the result of an audacious creative strategy that produces a unique work of art.
After a number of successful international experiences, a new era has begun with the birth of “Puy du Fou España” in Toledo, the historic capital of Spain. Since 30 August 2019, Puy du Fou has been staging "El Sueño de Toledo", the biggest show in Spain that relives 1,500 years of Spanish history. In spring 2021, a 30-hectare park in the countryside will be opening to visitors, with 4 big daytime shows and 3 period villages for a journey back in time.
After Spain, Puy du Fou is already planning its future international expansion in China and around the world, to create new "Puy du Fous" on all continents.
For over 40 years, Puy du Fou has been a unique voice in the world of performance. The universal language it has invented is increasingly successful due to the emotions it creates, which speak directly to its visitors' hearts.
After the language of film, the form of artistic expression invented by Puy du Fou can be considered as the 8th art. In other words, it's a new way of telling and staging stories that have a soul and universal relevance, transcending cultures.