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French Property Guide to Theme Parks in France

Welcome to the French-Property.com guide to theme parks in France. Providing you and your family with a single point of reference when choosing what to do and where to go when in France.

If your favourite attraction in France is not listed here please let us know and we shall add it as soon as possible, simply email content@french-property.com.


Disney Land Paris

Disney expanded into the European market with Euro Disney in 1992 and the Park has gone from strength to strength ever since. Investment in new attractions has been ongoing since launch and today it is one of the premier theme parks in Europe.

The main park is split into 5 sections each containing a selection of rides for the entire family, children and thrill seekers alike will not be disappointed.

Outside of the main park you will find Walt Disney studios, the Disney village and of course, the resorts hotels. The Disney village and studios offer a deeper insight into Disney history and their current projects. For those staying in the resort hotels the change of pace can be just what the doctor ordered.

Pricing:

  • Adults – 30€
  • Children – 24€

Getting there:

Located 32kms east of the capital, Disneyland Paris is easily accessible by:

  • Road: take exit 14 on the A4 motorway.
  • Train: stop at Marne-la-Vallee / Chessy.

The Eurostar stops within walking distance and total travel time from London is just 3 hours.

Thrill Factor: 4

For the latest ticket prices and special offers please visit the website Disneyland Paris.


Parc Asterix

Opened in 1989 Parc Asterix was the first theme park in France. Based on the popular stories of Asterix and Obelisk the Gauls the owners Grevin & Cie have succeeded in creating a theme park for all the family. Boasting the biggest wooden rollercoaster in Europe and an impressive looping rollercoaster (upside down seven times) there is enough to satisfy adrenaline junkies too.

It’s proximity to Disneyland Paris often means Parc Asterix is overlooked by thrill seekers which results in shorter queues and more time spent on rides.

Pricing:

  • Adults – 39€
  • Children – 29€ (free under 3)
  • Car park – 8€ a day

Getting there:

Situated 30kms north of Paris the park is easily accessible by car and public transport.

Thrill Factor: 4

For a full list of attractions and events please visit the official website: Parc Astérix.


Futuroscope

Located in what once was a sleepy backwater of France, Futuroscope has led development in the Poitou-Charentes area. Designed not only to attract tourists into the park but also as a centre for developing and inspiring new ideas through the many schemes and services run with the local community.

Themed around the science and technology of moving images the park will surprise and amaze visitors, Futuroscope really is a different breed of theme park. Combining such attractions as the new dancing robots and the robotic zoo with many other interactive and visual effects spectaculars Futuroscope that will have you gripped from the moment you enter the park.

If however you are in need of an all day adrenaline fix, Futuroscope may not suit your tastes with it’s more refined and relaxed pace.

Pricing:

  • Adults – 35€
  • Senior – 32€
  • Children – 25€ (free under 5)

Getting there:

Located in Poitou-Charentes region, Futuroscope is 10kms north of Poitiers, accessible by road, rail and air.

  • Road: take exit 28 on the A10 motorway
  • Rail: direct route from many towns and cities on the TGV high-speed train
  • Air: London to Poitou-Charentes is approximately 90 minutes

From Poitiers-Biard airport, 10 minutes by road.

From La Rochelle airport, 90 minutes by road.

Thrill factor: 3

For the latest ticket prices and special offers please visit the website Futuroscope.


Nigloland

Niglo country (Niglo is a traveler’s term for describing hedgehogs) is set against the “Forêt d’Orient” in the Champagne region. Niglo country blends in well with its woodland surroundings and as you walk through the park you will discover the various attractions at every turn.

All the usual theme park rides can be found including a log flume, gold mine train and a pirate boat. The park also features the first inverted rollercoaster in France, the ‘Bat coaster’, which has been thrilling visitors since 2002.

Pricing:

  • Adults – 21€
  • Children and seniors – 19€

Getting there:

Niglo country is in Aube, set in the Champagne region. The park is just 45kms east of Troyes and less than 150km from Paris.

  • Road: take exit 22 on motorway A5, there is free parking for visitors.
  • Rail: there is a nearby train track.. need to find out where the station is.

Thrill factor: 2

Learn more on Nigloland's website.


OK Corral

A western themed park located in the south east of France, where the family can enjoy a return to America’s heyday. The park specialized in reenactments of some famous western stories, including the gunfight at the OK Corral, which will have the youngsters enthralled. Of course this has been fused with the usual mix of rides you expect to find in a modern theme park (Roller-coasters, log flume and pirate boats).

You can also stay onsite in one of the teepees provided by the park, they accommodate up to 2 adults and 4 children. With facilities that a native Americans would be envious of (Kitchen area, electric lighting, separate toilet for each teepee and a site swimming pool) you will not be without the usual creature comforts.

Pricing:

  • Adults – 18€
  • Children – 15.80€

Getting There:

Located in the Bouches-du-Rhône region OK corral lies between Marseille and Toulon. You will need a vehicle to get to the park

  • From Marseille: take motorway A50, exit Aubagne Sud and follow the R.N.8 in the direction of Le Circuit du Castellet.
  • From Toulon: take motorway A50, exit Le Castellet and follow the R.N.8 in the direction of Marseille.

Thrill factor: 2

For the latest ticket prices and special offers please visit the website Ok Corral.


Walibi

Walibi operate a number of theme parks across Belgium, Netherlands and France (based in Aquitaine, Lorraine and Rhone Alps). All the Walibi parks provide a well rounded experience for the family with enough thrills to keep the adults amused. There are enough rides of all shapes and sizes for the little ones, or you, if you fancy a change of pace.

Pricing varies slightly between the three parks in France:

  • Adults – 21€ to 25€
  • Children – 18€ to 20€

Getting there:

Walibi theme parks are generally located in densely populated areas so transport to and from the parks is usually very easy. Please refer to the Starparks website for directions to each park.

Thrill factor: 4

For the latest ticket prices and special offers please visit the website Starparks.


Puy du Fou

When the Chateau Puy du Fou was rediscovered in June 1977 it was simply an overgrown ruin. Now transformed, the site attracts over 1.2 million visitors each year and its popularity is still growing rapidly.

A true theme park, depicting various stages and events through history these include gladiators, the Vikings, a medieval city, battle at the keep, musketeers and much more.

Pricing:

  • Adults – 29€
  • Children – 16€

Getting there:

Puy du Fou is situated in the department of Vendee, approximately 1 hour drive south east of Nantes.

  • Rail:


  • TGV high-speed train stops at Nantes and Angers

    TER stops at Cholet

    There are no shuttles however from these stations.
  • Road: take exit 28 on the A87 motorway, free parking is available for visitors.

Thrill factor: 3

For the latest ticket prices and special offers please visit the website Puy du Fou.


Festyland

Festyland caters for a family audience providing fun for all the family. The park is split into 5 areas encompassing different eras which include prehistory, the Vikings, the spirit of 1066, pirates and the 20th century.

Pricing:

  • Adults – 14€
  • Children – 12€

Getting there:

Based in the Basse-Normandie region, Festyland is on the western outskirts of Caen only 10 minutes by car from the centre of this historical town.

Thrill factor: 1

For the latest ticket prices and special offers please visit the website Festyland.


Zoos and wildlife Parks


Aquarium Musée
Parc Zoologique de Lille
Safari de Peaugres
La Vallée des Singes
Parc Zoologique de Thoiry
Touro Parc
Le Pal
Parc de Courzieu





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