Staying at La Citadelle at Puy du Fou

When I visited Puy du Fou for the first time last year, I stayed at Îles de Clovis, which is a middle age lake-side settlement with fifty huts built on stilts, with thatched roofs and half-timbering, that were eco-designed to recreate the authentic ambiance of a village from the Merovingian period.

Îles de Clovis

There are five themed hotels to choose from; Le Logis de Lescure – an 18th century lodge, La Citadelle – a medieval castle, Camp du Drap d’Or – a Tudor style encampment that look like opulent tents, La Villa Gallo-Romaine – an ancient Roman villa and The Îles de Clovis.

When we returned to Puy du Fou last month we decided to experience something different and having stayed in an Elizabethan Manor recently, our over-riding choice was La Citadelle – the medieval castle.

La Citadelle

We didn’t tell the kids where we were staying and their reaction was priceless as we walked up to the entrance!

La Citadelle

As you pass through the portcullis, you enter a medieval courtyard, with wooden carts, suspended lanterns and washing hanging on the line as if it were a real working village in the grounds of the castle.

La Citadelle

The kids loved exploring the outside of the hotel, which also has a tavern and a stable – can you spot Sebby hiding in a crate?

La Citadelle

Inside, the accommodation is arranged more like a traditional hotel, with a lift and stairs and rooms off a main corridor.

La Citadelle

But don’t let that fool you!!

La Citadelle

These rooms are not traditional by any means and despite having air conditioning, WiFi and a widescreen TV, the theming continues throughout the interior of the hotel.

La Citadelle

We stayed in a classic room which has 5 beds and sleeps five and the kids adored their bunk beds, which are separated from the main room, off the hallway.

La Citadelle

The rooms feature opulent gold fabrics, solid oak furniture and stunning glass windows that let the light really flood into the room.

La Citadelle

The rooms also feature a themed toilet. which the kids found hilarious – lots of comments about “sitting on the throne”.

La Citadelle

The wet room was stunning too, with a huge sink and powerful walk-in shower.

La Citadelle

The only downside to the room was that there are no tea / coffee making facilities and not enough plugs to charge our technology.

La Citadelle

For breakfast and dinner, you can enjoy the buffet at L’Ecuyer-Tranchant, the restaurant located in the Citadelle’s main courtyard.

La Citadelle

There is a good variety of food, including meat and vegetarian dishes at dinner, to suit the whole family, although the kids would have lived on the desserts given half a chance and a continental breakfast selection in the morning!!

La Citadelle

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Citadelle and the kids definitely enjoyed the novelty of staying in a castle, in fact, it was the perfect way to spend a family visit to Puy du Fou.

La Citadelle

Staying in La Citadelle costs from €68 per person which also includes entry into the park.

Disclaimer: We were guests of Puy du Fou for the purpose of a review. All thoughts and opinions are our own

28 thoughts on “Staying at La Citadelle at Puy du Fou

  1. Staying at La Citadlle at Puy du Fou seems like a travel in time. I loved the medieval courtyard, with wooden carts, suspended lanterns and washing hanging on the line. Beautiful pictures.

  2. This place is not something that I have seen so far, love the toilet set. It gives me some surprises for sure. I love to stay and to experience the antique atmosphere.

  3. Wow what a wonderful place to stay. They have done a fantastic job with La Citadelle, it is amazing how the theme is perfected from big to little details. Know my kids would also find it funny sitting on the throne.

  4. I’d love to stay in a castle, the idea of it has always fascinated me a bit. It sounds like this one is great for families.

  5. I have never heard of this place before, but from your description, photos and video it looks stunning! I love that you could choose which building to stay in! I will have to suggest this to my partner 🙂 thanks for sharing!

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