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 ..
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
19 Avenue Gambetta F - 85000 La Roche-sur-Yon
Prix Prices from : 42 €
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..
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117 boulevard Aristide Briand F - 85000 LA ROCHE SUR YON
Prix Prices from : 77 €
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..
Restaurants La Roche-sur-Yon
117 bd A. Briand F - 85000 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.