Puy du Fou lake is the atmospheric setting for Les Orgues de Feu: a glittering after-dark display of fountains, fire and light orchestrated against the night sky. It’s a wonderful end to the day.
Unless of course, you’re lucky enough to have tickets for La Cinéscénie. Officially billed as the ‘greatest night-time show on earth’, this incredible theatrical work is staged by more than 4000 volunteers, lasts for just under two hours, and takes an entranced audience on the journey of one Vendée family from the Middle Ages to World War II.
The stage covers 23 hectares and the cast is almost as big as the drama, with 2400 actors (130 of them on horseback), ably supported by flocks of geese and sheep, multitudes of other animals and incredible special effects. Culminating in an immense firework display, the show is performed to an audience running into tens of thousands.
Tickets to Les Orgues de Feu (nightly) are included in the day pass; tickets to La Cinéscénie (Friday/Saturday night from June-September) are £25pp.