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
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 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..
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..
Hotels La Roche-sur-Yon
19 Avenue Gambetta F - 85000 La Roche-sur-Yon
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..
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..
50 Bd Briand F - 85000 La Roche-sur-Yon
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..
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..