International expansion of Puy du Fou: a new entertainment park to open soon in China

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A few weeks after the opening of a Puy du Fou theme park in Toledo in Spain, the French company, originally based in Les Epesses near Cholet (Atlantic France), is accelerating its international expansion. The theme park announced the launch of a new attraction in China. 

Puy du Fou theme park prepares a new interactive and immersive show concept, named Saga, which will be launched at the Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center in Shanghai next year. 

Saga Shanghai will occupy an area of 40,000 square meters and include a show, themed restaurant and bars. Puy du Fou plans to create 500 jobs in China and France. 

A €76 million investment in Shanghai

This Saga Shanghai project is the first installation of a new artistic concept for Puy du Fou, which is planned to be set up in the heart of big city centers. 

Unlike the rural Puy du Fou parks, which are prepared to receive visitors for a 2 or 3 day experience, Saga Shanghai promises to plunge visitors into a 2 hour immersive and interactive show. It will take audiences back to Shanghai in the 1930s, with spectators able to choose from 26 possible adventures. 

For this unique project, Puy du Fou has signed an agreement with two major partners: CYTS (the tourism subsidiary of the Everbright group) and Shanghai Xuhui Urban Renewal Investment Development Group, with a total investment of €76 million. 

Puy du Fou, a world-renowned park

This project is just the first step in Puy du Fou’s global expansion. “Our plans are for Saga to go global and discussions are already under way with several big cities worldwide” said Puy du Fou president Nicolas de Villiers in a press release

Puy du Fou has won multiple awards. It was elected as “France’s Best Attraction Venue” during the Remarkable Venue Awards 2020 and some of its shows were awarded “Best Show in the World” by the jury of the prestigious Themed Entertainment Association, in the United States. 

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