Things to see and do - La Roche-sur-Yon
La Roche-sur-Yon Travel guide
La Roche-sur-Yon : Michelin's recommendations
A town, with a chequered layout, established by Napoleon I. Vendée needed a safe city in order to guard against any further troubles. In 1804, Napoleon chose this site and had the plans drawn up by a military engineer, Duvivier, hence the military severity of today's chequered layout. Baptised "Napoléon-Vendée" when it was founded, it finally took back its original name in 1870 after many trials and tribulations.
Tourist attractions La Roche-sur-Yon : Things to see and do
pl. Napoléon F - 85000 La Roche-sur-Yon
A square was needed in the middle of the chequerboard designed by the emperor's military engineers. This was created so that 20 000 soldiers could assemble there. Neo-Classical buildings surround the huge esplanade, which has recently been redone and..
120 bd 120 boulevard des États-Unis F - 85000 La Roche-sur-Yon
This stud farm, one of the most important in France contains many purebred stallions and French trotting horses.
r. Fech F - 85000 La Roche-sur-Yon
Entrusted to the architects Roland Castro and Jean-Luc Pélerin, the Hôtel du Département has an immense glass façade with very pure lines and a large, round pink tower that is the seat of the General Council. Exhibitions are held in the restored old ..
Hotels La Roche-sur-Yon
19 Avenue Gambetta F - 85000 La Roche-sur-Yon
Prix Prices from : 43 €
The Hotel de France is opposite the SNCF train station in La Roche-sur-Yon and just a 5-minute walk from the town centre. It offers rooms with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Each guest room at the Hotel De France is soundproofed and a buff..
86, Bd. Louis Blanc F - 85000 La Roche-sur-Yon
Prix Prices from : 65 €
Situated in the heart of the Vendée and in the front of La Roche sur Yon Train Station, Citôtel Marie Stuart provides modern comfort in a traditional setting. The hotel is located in a quiet area of the centre. All the rooms are equipped with flat-s..
50 Bd Briand F - 85000 La Roche-sur-Yon
Located 300 metres from the train station, this peaceful hotel was renovated in 2007 and features individually-decorated rooms designed by Franck Pothier with free Wi-Fi internet access and flat-screen TVs. INTER-HOTEL Napoléon is a great base for e..
Restaurants La Roche-sur-Yon
38 rue du Président-de-Gaulle F - 85000 La Roche-sur-Yon
Behind the discreet façade is a pretty, classic-style restaurant done out in an understated way. An appealing setting in which to sample the contemporary cooking made with quality ingredients. For example, tender and flavoursome calf sweetbreads with..
117 boulevard Aristide-Briand F - 85000 La Roche-sur-Yon
A useful 'bistro' for a meal in the town, within the Mercure hotel. The menu puts traditional recipes and seasonal ingredients in the limelight. The contemporary interior, which is very nicely done, and the verdant terrace for sunny days deserve a sp..