Historial of Vendee, Les Lucs-sur-Boulogne

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Historial of Vendee is a museum housing 7,000 years of history in the Vendée region, from the prehistoric era to modern day. Most notably, you will learn of the War of Vendée in 1793 and how it shaped the region within contemporary France.The museum is also known for its modern construction and 8,000 sq m (86,111 sq ft) of living grass rooftop, as well as its children’s museum, where everything is child-sized and touchable. Plan your Historial of Vendee visit and explore what else you can see and do in Les Lucs-sur-Boulogne using our Les Lucs-sur-Boulogne holiday planner.
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  • Went here with 2 kids 8 and 10. This place really needs English audio guides - it would be so much better! - such a shame! There are lots of good exhibitions (eg Vendee wars history, salt...  more »
  • Overall museum was interesting, pretty much all of the museum signage is in French (each main sign contains a very brief overview in English - 3 lines of English versus 15+ in French). An English...  more »
  • Visited both the Historial and the Memorial, primarily to see the 2nd.World War exhibition, which we found interesting, seeing it from it's effect on the French people. The building is modern and striking and facilities good, but the cafe menu is limited out of season. We found the Memorial to the Vendee massacres very moving - the commentary to the video presentation is in various languages via headphones and the chapel is worth a visit.
  • Fun interactive museum where you can see the while history of mankind. There is an extra room for kids to play in and room for other exhibitions! 5 euro's to enter and it's worth it.
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