French theme park discussing new project in East Tennessee

Puy du Fou could join Buc-ees in Seveirville

SEVIERVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF) – The entertainment and tourist project in Sevierville is drawing some international attention.

Knoxville media outlets report that the operators of the second most visited theme park in France are visiting East Tennessee.

They have their sites on the 200 acre development planned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

The company runs the Puy du Fou historical them park in France.

They are coming here next month to talk about joining in to the Gateway to Adventure development by the Cherokee Nation.

The site has already won a commitment from Buc-ee’s to build their largest Family Travel Center ever there.

It will have 120 fueling pumps, a 250 foot long car wash and EV charging stations.

The developers have talked about landing a major golf attraction, a distillery and a go-cart facility.

Puy du Fou operates theme parks in France and Spain, and are getting ready to open their first international location in China.

Their French park only trails Disney in attendance.

They produce theatrical spectacles that put visitors in the medieval battles and Viking conquests (think of it as a Pigeon Forge show with a MUCH larger budget)!

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