Behind closed doors: Puy du Fou

With five hotels, 20 food outlets, 15 shows and thousands of performers both human and animal, Vendée’s swashbuckling historical theme park is second only to Disneyland Paris in terms of visitor numbers in France. But what’s going on here during lockdown? There may be none of the two million annual visitors swarming the grounds, but with such a complexity of structures, systems and species to maintain, it couldn’t be as simple as downing tools and abandoning ship. We find out how the technicians, designers, gardeners and animal trainers are continuing their work.