There are not only national parks and gardens but also excellent theme parks all over France. Whether you want to discover a huge variety of exciting rides and fun activities, or more educational parks that are great fun and at the same time teach your children something new – you can find any kind of park you want in France.
This is the biggest theme park in France and number one tourist attraction as well. It offers a wide choice of sensational attractions, breath-taking parades and a fairytale backdrop. It features two theme parks – Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park which are open all year long. Disneyland is about one-fifth the size of Paris. It’s easy to get to from Paris, and from the UK. The park has also Disneyland hotel to stay while visiting it.
Nearby sights: Walt Disney Studios Park, Chateau of Champs-sur-Marne, Aquarium Sea Life Paris Val D’Europe
Nearby hotels: Hotel l’Elysee Val d’Europe, Disneyland Hotel, Novotel Marne La Vallee Collegien
Tel.: +33 1 60 30 60 53
This theme park is all about multimedia, cinema, audio-visual and robotic technology of the future with a stunning ultra-modern buildings. The park offers a large variety of attractions to suit every age group and makes a fun day out for the whole family with a help of different shows, cinema, games and interactive attractions. The park offers lots of impressive 3D screenings in its gigantic cinemas.
Location: Avenue Rene Monory, 86360 Chasseneuil-du-Poitou
Nearby sights: Canoe-Kayak Club de Chasseneuil-Du-Poitou, L’Atelier Zen, Futuroscope
Nearby hotels: Quality Hotel Alisee Poitiers Nord, Ibis budget Site du Futuroscope, Le Chateau du Clos de la Ribaudiere
Tel.: +33 5 49 49 30 80
Puy du Fou
It offers interpretation of historical events and includes medieval cities and villages, forests, a fort and 19th century town. You’ll also see different shows. For example, Le Signe du Triomphe show (Triumph’s Sign), which takes place in the magnificent Gallo-Roman Stadium, a replica of the Roman Coliseum and takes you into the 3rd century A.D. when Gallic France and Rome were at loggerheads. It has also three hotels for their visitors.
Location: Les Epesses, 85 590, Les Epesses, Vendée, Pays de la Loire, 85590 Les Epesses
Nearby sights: Savonnerie des Collines, Le Puy du Fou
Nearby hotels: Hotel les Iles de Clovis, Logis du Grand Moulin, Les Deux Cedres
Tel.: +33 820 09 10 10
This is the biggest miniature theme park in Europe. On the 5 hectares of land visitors can see all France in one day with 116 replicas of the famous monuments and 150 model landscapes.
Location: Boulevard Andre Malraux, 78990 Elancourt
Nearby sights: Royal Kids, Bahiya, France Miniature
Nearby hotels: BEST WESTERN PLUS Paris Velizy, Novotel Chateau de Versailles, Hotel Le Versailles
Tel.: +33 1 30 16 16 30
Explore the famous 53m-high Ariane 5 rocket or set off in the Soyuz spacecraft. Visitors can actually go on board the MIR Space Station, an exact replica of the famous Russian space station used for ground testing. The park has many attractions such as the IMAX, a giant screen as high as a six-storey building that screen films made in space.
Location: Avenue Jean Gonord, 31506, Toulouse
Nearby sights: Basilique Saint-Sernin, Church of Les Jacobins, Place du Capitole
Nearby hotels: La Cour des Consuls Hotel and Spa Toulouse – Mgallery Collection, Ibis Styles Toulouse Cite Espace Hotel, Pere Leon
Tel.: +33 5 67 22 23 24
If you are interested in plants and the plant world and how it interacts in different parts of the globe then this place is for you. Opened in 2010, the theme park offers interactive exhibits for all the family, as well as four different ‘worlds’, rides through the park, a cinema, games and more. It has also areas for picnics as well as its own restaurant and cafes. Don’t miss the 3D film”Journey to the Centre of the Plant” following the journey of a raindrop through the tree in a seat that moves you around and mirrors the journey.
Location: route de Cantenay Epinard | BP 80609, 49106, Angers
Nearby sights: Castle of Angers, Chateau de Brissac, Cathedrale St-Maurice
Nearby hotels: Hotel 21 Foch, BEST WESTERN Hotel D’anjou, Chateau de Noirieux
Tel.: +33 2 41 25 00 00