5 good reasons for exploring the La Roche-sur-Yon area
ORIGINALITY: A UNIQUE MENAGERIE IN THE TOWN CENTRE
The design created by architect Alexandre Chemetoff (Grand Prix National EcoQuartier, 2011, for the cities of Nancy and Saint-Etienne), has turned Place Napoléon into a real open-air living room in the town centre
LOCAL HISTORY: AN AUTHENTIC NAPOLEONIC CITY
The creation of a new town in 1804 by imperial decree is the starting point of an incredible spurt of growth which matched the rapid development of the nineteenth century.
NATURE: THE YON VALLEY, THE GREEN JEWEL IN THE HEART OF THE VENDÉE
This prime natural heritage offers a wide variety of landscapes peopled by legends and vestiges of bygone centuries, and criss-crossed by footpaths; wild fauna and flora inhabit these fabled haunts from Piquet at Le Tablier down to the mouth of the Yon.