Friday, December 1, 2023

Puy du Fou creates Le Grand Tour, a multiday rail journey experience

Puy du Fou has announced the creation of Le Grand Tour, which will carry its traveler-spectator guests on a 6-day, 5-night Grand Tour rail journey of discovery through the splendors of France. The experience will be available from summer 2023.

The 6-day, 5-night show will take its travelers across 4,000 kilometers (nearly 2,500 miles) in an authentic Belle Epoque train on an experience punctuated by surprises and wonder, filled with stories and legends. Guests will travel across space and time, and through geography and history on a journey packed with romanticism and nostalgia.

Following the footsteps of travelers from the late 16th century who rounded off their cultural education with a voyage through France and Europe, once aboard, guests will explore the extent to which the great figures of the past have shaped our civilization through culture and the arts.

Travelling from Champagne to Burgundy, from Lake Annecy to the Arcachon Basin, and from the Palace of the Popes in Avignon to the Châteaux of the Loire Valley, each stopover will present an opportunity to learn about great historical figures. The trip terminates at Puy du Fou in the Vendée.

Elegance and charm on the Belle Epoque train

Combining luxury with the wonderful décor of the Belle Epoque, the trip is a chance to rediscover the golden age of train travel. Designed as a theatre in motion, the train is a work of art in its own right. Guests have the opportunity to relax in the lounge-style cabin by day until its transformation into a comfortable bedroom at night, linger over a drink in the convivial bar car and dine in the light of the train’s dining car.

Le Grand Tour – Facts & Figures:
  • 6 days and 5 nights
  • 4000 kilometers (nearly 2,500 miles)
  • 30 travelers per week; 6,000 travellers anticipated in 2023
  • 15 comfortable cabins, ranging from 10-30 square meters (107-323 square feet). Cabins include private bathroom with shower and toilet
  • 15 crew members
  • 2 gourmet dining cars and 1 bar car

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