France is home not only to Disneyland Paris but also some of the best theme parks in Europe. They make a great family adventure and are still open during half-term week later this month. Although most theme parks do have hotels on site, they can be costly and get booked up in advance. We offer a range of self catering holiday homes near to most parks, which can be a more affordable option and give you more flexibility to enjoy local French life. Here’s our top picks:
Disneyland Paris is the biggest theme park in France. The enchanted kingdom offers sensational attractions, breath-taking parades and a fairytale backdrop...And of course, there’s the chance to meet Mickey, Minnie and all their Disney friends wandering around the site!
Situated in Poitiers, Western France, Futuroscope (top photo) is one of France’s most visited parks – and most of its attractions are indoors, so perfect for October. It’s all about multimedia, cinema, audio visual and robotic technology of the future.
The Astérix Park
Inspired by the famous comic book, Parc Astérix is based on the adventures of Asterix, Obelix, Getafix and their friends. It features a range of rides and attractions with an ancient history theme.
The Vulcania theme park gives visitors the chance to experience science through sense and feelings and features underground tours and film shows exploring the story of volcanoes. Attractions include magma explorer, angry earth, earth machine and the unveiled planet.
Use our guide to theme parks in France to find more detail on these and other options and to choose accommodation in the vicinity of your favourite park.