Roche sur yon

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During Napoleonic era, La Roche-sur-Yon was basically a more traditional village now turned into a modern city. Full of imposing buildings, the current landscape of the Yonnaise town is still the one fashioned in the eighteenth century by the Emperor. Bordered by the River Yon, La Roche-sur-Yon deploys a range of historical sites and buildings that definitely amazes tourists. With a rental car in Roche-sur-Yon, you can enjoy the city at its best and discover its best panoramas.

Things to do in Roche-sur-yon

For drive tourism enthusiasts, La Roche-sur-Yon is a treasure trove of paths and small country roads, along which you will appreciate the elegance of the ancient houses, which punctuate the rustic charm of the region. Through this rural and exotic panorama, you will follow the atypical life rhythm of a village of farmers and ranchers in the heart of a city that successfully combines rural and urban style. Overlooking the river Yon, this city, whose name actually describes the location, offers a plethora of activities both rewarding and fun. Get into the skin of an animal trainer and tame the wildest creatures animating mechanical bestiary of La Roche-sur-Yon. Designed by François Delarozière, this unusual animal sculptures allow you to give life to exotic animals such as the ibis, the Nile perch, the crocodile or the camel. For environment lovers, Beautour center offers the opportunity to commune with nature. Located in the property that once belonged to Georges Durand, Beautour park offers different natural areas that will delight botany enthusiasts.

Top 3 Must See:

  • The Beautour park

  • The Napoleon Square

  • Take a walk in the historic centre

Drive Around Roche-sur-yon

For those who wish to enrich their knowledge, La Roche-sur-Yon boasts a rich cultural and historical heritage. Famous for being transformed by Napoleon, La Roche-sur-Yon houses a range of sites and museums chronicling centuries of history of the city. Among these iconic places, there may be mentioned Napoleon square. As its name suggests, it is at the center of this immense square there is the statue of the Emperor enthroned on his bronze horse. Designed to bring together 20,000 soldiers, the place is surrounded by a landscape of neoclassical period buildings. In this tourist trip, the Museum of La Roche-sur-Yon is a must. One can admire the cultural institution in an immeasurable number of regional artists and contemporary paintings but also archaeological pieces. The gastronomic culture cannot be left out: taste the specialties of Vendée such as the chouée the foutimassons or the gogue.

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