Vendée

La Roche-sur-Yon

La Roche-sur-Yon
The Essential
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.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for La Roche-sur-Yon

Stud farm of Vendée
Stud farm of Vendée
This stud farm, one of the most
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Place Napoléon Place Napoléon
Place Napoléon
A square was commissioned in the middle
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County Hall
County Hall
Entrusted to the architects Roland
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