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
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 boulevard des États-Unis
This stud farm, one of the most important in France contains many purebred stallions and French trotting horses.
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
93 Boulevard Louis Blanc F - 85000 La Roche-sur-Yon
Campanile La Roche Sur Yon Centre Gare is located in La Roche-sur-Yon, a few metres from the train station and 900 metres from Place Napoléon. This 24-hour reception hotel offers en suite rooms with a cable, LCD TV. Free Wi-Fi access is available. T..
50 Bd Briand F - 85000 La Roche-sur-Yon
Prix Prices from : 69 €
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..
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..
Restaurants La Roche-sur-Yon
117 boulevard Aristide-Briand F - 85000 La Roche-sur-Yon
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..
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..