Historial, historical Museum of Vendée

Change your mind about museums, discover the Historial de la Vendée, its bold architecture, its interactive museography and its unique collections…

Museum of the History of the Vendée : from Prehistory to the present day.

Through 7000 years of History and in a museum of impressive architecture, the visitor will be transported through a fascinating history. In complete freedom, he is an actor of each era he crosses :

  • Prehistory
  • Antiquity
  • Middle age
  • Renaissance
  • 15th
  • French Revolution
  • War of Vendée
  • 19th century

A children’s museum and temporary exhibitions help make this a very special museum !

Historical Museum of Vendée

The Memorial

Situated in the immediate vicinity of the Historial, the Memorial of Vendée invites invites the visitor to experience a kind of pilgrimage to this place that bears witness to a page in our history that is both tragic and luminous.

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

The Memorial is a place of meditation where all is subtly suggested. At the exit of the Memorial, the path of memory continues to the chapel of Petit Luc, where the memorial tables bearing the names of the victims of the massacre are kept.

Source : Sites culturels du Département de La Vendée

The Memorial
Inside the Memorial