Historial, historical Museum of Vendée

Change your mind about museums, discover the Historial of the Vendée, its daring architecture, its interactive museography, its unique collections…

Museum of History of the Vendée : from Prehistory to nowadays.

Through 7000 years of History, in a museum of impressive architecture, the visitor will discover a fascinating history, playing freely in each period :

  • Prehistory
  • Antiquity
  • Middle age
  • Renaissance
  • XV th
  • French Revolution
  • and War of Vendée
  • XIX th century…

A museum for children and temporary exhibitions contribute to make this place a very special museum !

Historical Museum of Vendée

The Memorial

Situated in the immediate vicinity of the Historial, the Memorial of Vendée invites the visitor to a pilgrimage through a tragic and luminous chapter of our history.

Inaugurated in 1993 by Alexander Soljenitsine, it commemorates the massacre of 564 villagers of Les Lucs and neighbouring hamlets, which happened in February 1794.

The Memorial is a place of meditation where all is subtly suggested. After leaving the place you may follow the remembrance path that leads to the Chapel of Petit Luc. There is the former Memorial with the names of the victims.

Source : Sites culturels du Département de La Vendée

The Memorial
Inside the Memorial