Vendée

La Roche-sur-Yon

La Roche-sur-Yon
The Essential
Napoleon I was keen to transform La Roche-sur-Yon, the prefecture of the Vendée, into the perfect modern town with an ordered street layout. While the military precision of its grid-like plan remains, the town removes its shackles during its summer "Cafés de l'été" festival. Its pedestrianised central esplanade, embellished with green spaces, attracts visitors thanks to its restaurants and its unique mechanical beast. If you prefer live animals, you may wish to head to the national equestrian stud.

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Michelin's recommendations for La Roche-sur-Yon

Haras
Haras
La Roche-sur-Yon
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Place Napoléon Place Napoléon
Place Napoléon
La Roche-sur-Yon
0:15
County Hall
County Hall
La Roche-sur-Yon
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