Thea Awards Recipients

Thea Awards 2020

Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement: Attraction

Le Premier Royaume, Grand Parc du Puy du Fou, Les Epesses, France

The world-renowned Grand Parc du Puy du Fou is well-known for immersing its visitors in the rich and vibrant living history of France since its inception in 1978. This new attraction, “Le Premier Royaume” (“The First Kingdom”) is a multi-sensory walkthrough experience set in fifth-century France, in which guests journey through the history and legend of the Frankish king Clovis.

As the Roman empire falls and Attila the Hun invades, Clovis is caught between the ancestral traditions of his people and a quest to create the first United Kingdom of the Franks. The 18-minute show leads guests through 14 scenes (nearly 24,000 square feet). Each scene is centered around a critical stage of Clovis’ life.

Along the journey, guests encounter a captivating mixture of storytelling mediums which include: detailed historical environments (including more than 10,000 props), rich environmental soundscapes, seamlessly integrated show lighting, massive animated props, animatronic figures, dazzling special effects (including an interactive, zero-gravity Pagan fountain room and the largest aqua wall graphic in the world), live character actors, video projection vignettes and an epic 360 degree, 16-projector immersive display depicting the tragic battle of Tolbiac.

Le Premier Royaume beautifully and seamlessly blends modern technology, highly immersive environments, and the park’s signature, live performance roots to craft a tangible world of legend and lore, in which to tell an evergreen story: Heroes Are Eternal.


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