Puy du Fou--C'etait magnifique!

07.09.2011Last night I got to experience one of the coolest theatrical performances I have ever witnessed, and probably will ever witness—Puy du Fou. What’s that, you ask? Check out this video that someone else took, and then I’ll explain my personal experience: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx_cjcUOjIs Okay, so basically, Puy du Fou is a story about a family during the war in the 1700s. It’s a huge spectacle with narration, music, a few sung songs, crazy amounts of animals, and just about a bajillion people—I’m not exaggerating. Okay, I’m exaggerating a little, but literally the whole town participates in this show. It takes place in a huge arena with a lake, castle, and a few house-type places. Also, the people walk on the water. I mean, clearly there is something solid under the surface, but it still looks pretty awesome. And then there are the fireworks that light up the night, when it’s not being lit by the multicolored lights that project images onto spray from the fountains. Umm…yeah. Have you seen the fountains at the Bellagio in Las Vegas? Well, multiply that by about…1,000,000 and you have the Puy du Fou fountain/light/picture-projection extravaganza. Let me tell you, it’s definitely something to see. The weather was even not-so-great last night—it was threatening rain and the temperature was pretty chilly, but despite that I still had an amazing time and it was totally worth the ticket-price. And, it was even worth spending another hour on a bus with no legroom and getting back at 2:30 a.m. Tonight = resting up for tomorrow when we go to Mont St. Michel and St. Malo!