Things to see and do - La Roche-sur-Yon
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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 County Hall has an immense glass facade with very correct lines and a large pink round tower that is the seat of the General Council. Exhibitions are put on in the restored old Napo..
pl. Napoléon F - 85000 La Roche-sur-Yon
A square was needed n the middle of the chequerboard designed by the emperor's engineers; it was created so 20,000 soldiers could assemble there. Neo-classical buildings surround the immense walkway and in the centre you can see Napoleon I gambolling..
r. Jean-Jaurès F - 85000 La Roche-sur-Yon
Get your skates on, as there is so much to see in this museum which represents an impressive number of artists, and a vast repertoire of 19C French Academy painting. As well as regional artists (C. Milcedreau and P. Baudry, decorator of the Paris Ope..
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 seminars,..
Situated in the heart of the Vendée, we provide the best of modern comfort in a traditional and intimate setting. We are located in a quiet area of the town centre. All our rooms have are equipped with satellite tv and video. You can relax with a dr..
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
38 r. du Prés. -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..
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
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..