La Roche-sur-Yon :
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La Roche-sur-Yon Travel guide
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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
Rue 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 ..
place Napoléon F - 85000 La Roche-sur-Yon
A square was needed in the middle of the chequerboard designed by the emperor‘s engineers, created so that 20,000 soldiers could assemble there. Neo-classical buildings surround the immense esplanade, and in the centre you can see Napoleon I prancing..
rue Jean-Jaurès F - 85000 La Roche-sur-Yon
The museum is scheduled to move in 2011. This municipal museum, whose rich collection includes fine arts, decorative arts and archaeology, has a special focus on graphic arts since the 19C and contemporary photography. It has many works by Paul Baudr..
Hotels La Roche-sur-Yon
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117 boulevard Aristide Briand F - 85000 LA ROCHE SUR YON
"Located in the heart of the city, 547 yds (500 m) from the train station, the Mercure La Roche sur Yon hotel offers free WIFI, 4306 sq. ft. (400 m²) of modular rooms (8 rooms, including one of 2153 sq. ft. [200 m²] opening onto a patio) for sem..
4 rue Malesherbes F - 85000 La Roche-sur-Yon
Prix Prices from : 55 €
Hotel de la Vendee is located in La Roche Sur Yon town centre, 800 metres from the train station. This design hotel offers en-suite accommodation with free Wi-Fi internet access. Each room at the Vendee is equipped with a king-size bed and a flat-sc..
50 boulevard Aristide Briand F - 85000 LA ROCHE SUR YON
In the town centre of La Roche-sur-Yon, 300 m from the train station, our hotel welcomes you in VendÃ©e for business and tourism: Puy du Fou, beaches and Poitevin Marshes. Seminar room, free WiFi access. Warm and personalized welcome.
Restaurants La Roche-sur-Yon
31 bd A. Briand F - 85000 La Roche-sur-Yon
Lively colours, a rhino head, banquette seating and psychedelic tablecloths. A resolutely contemporary backdrop for traditional cuisine that is well prepared and satisfying.
117 bd A. Briand F - 85000 La Roche-sur-Yon