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85. La Roche sur Yon, place Napoléon, église St Louis
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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.

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Tourist attractions La Roche-sur-Yon : Things to see and do

  • Haras Interesting

    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.

  • Place Napoléon

    place 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..

  • County Hall

    rue Fech F - 85000 La Roche-sur-Yon

    Entrusted to the architects Roland Castro and Jean-Luc Pellerin, 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..

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Hotels La Roche-sur-Yon

  • Le Point Du Jour

    7 Rue Gutenberg bp 231 F - 85006 La Roche-sur-Yon

    Le Point Du Jour offers pet-friendly accommodation in La Roche-sur-Yon. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV with satellite channels an..

  • Citôtel Marie Stuart Three stars Three stars Three stars

    86, Bd. Louis Blanc F - 85000 La Roche-sur-Yon

    Prix Prices from : 39 €

  • Hotel de la Vendée

    4 rue Malesherbes F - 85000 La Roche-sur-Yon

    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..

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Restaurants La Roche-sur-Yon

  • Le Sale Gosse Quite comfortable restaurant 

    7 rue du Président de Gaulle F - 85000 La Roche-sur-Yon

    Manning the ovens is a self-taught chef in his 30s who is passionate about his profession, having turned to cooking after studying psychology. Diners come here as much for his carefully prepared dishes that reflect the seasons, as for the convivial a..

  • L'Atable Quite comfortable restaurant 

    20 bis rue Raymond Poincaré F - 85000 La Roche-sur-Yon

    "Bistronomie" cuisine that showcases the produce of the region and of artisans from the neighbourhood (such as the butcher and cheesemonger). Opened in 2013 and with a pretty, minimalist decor, this establishment's excellent reputation is w..

  • Bistro Yonnais Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    117 boulevard Aristide-Briand F - 85000 La Roche-sur-Yon

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