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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

  • Hôtel de France

    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..

  • Campanile La Roche Sur Yon Centre Gare Three stars Three stars Three stars

    93 Boulevard Louis Blanc F - 85000 La Roche-sur-Yon

    Prix Prices from : 56 €

    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..

  • Hôtel Mercure La Roche Sur Yon Centre Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    117 boulevard Aristide Briand F - 85000 LA ROCHE SUR YON

    Prix Prices from : 66 €

    This Mercure hotel is located in La Roche-sur-Yon city center, 5 minutes' walk from the TGV station, 25 minutes from Sables d'Olonne and 40 minutes from Puy du Fou. This hotel was fully renovated in 2015 and has 67 stylish, inviting rooms. For a brea..

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Restaurants La Roche-sur-Yon

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

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

  • 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..

  • 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..

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