Visit Theme Parks in France
France is home to some of the best theme parks in Europe. Our huge range of French self catering holiday properties and gites give you a choice of accommodation close to the country’s leading theme parks and water parks.
Although most theme parks do have hotels on site, these can be very costly and tend to get booked up well in advance. We offer a affordable accommodation nearby, and there’s also the option to stay in self catering accommodation, which can work out to be more affordable and flexible.
Disneyland Paris is the biggest theme park in France and one fifth of the size of Paris itself. There’s plenty to do, with two theme parks, several resort hotels, a shopping, dining, and entertainment complex, and a golf course, in addition to several additional recreational and entertainment venues. The enchanted kingdom offers a wide choice of 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!
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Situated in Western France, Futuroscope is one of France’s most visited attractions. The theme park is all about multimedia, cinema, audio visual and robotic technology of the future, showing 3D and even 4D films with all the latest simulation technology, with seats which move in sync with what is shown on screen. Most of Futuroscope’s attractions are indoors, so this is a good one to visit in bad weather.
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The Astérix Park
Inspired by the famous comic book, The Parc Astérixtheme park 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. Park Astérix was France’s first theme park, and it still has Europe’s biggest wooden roller-coaster.
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La Mer de Sable
La Mer de Sable, translated as ‘The Sea of Sand’ has 26 attractions and three worlds of adventure. The theme park offers something a little different to normal, with the chance to see fantastic horseback riding and burlesque shows, horse-riding stunts and aerobatics, acrobatics, shows and adventures. It’s the ultimate for any Wild West fan, with a ranch, a saloon and a canyon. There’s even sand on the ground and cactuses dotted around the park too!
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Puy du Fou
Puy du Fou is a historical theme park which is split into five separate attractions. Located in the extensive grounds of a ruined 16th century castle, visitors can watch a number of exciting shows, which take place in the heart of a hundred year old forest.
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Home to killer whales, sharks and sea lions, Marineland is a pioneering marine park. Visitors also have the chance to see tropical fish, sea horses, marine turtles, sea lions, seals, pelicans, flamingos, penguins and polar bears. The 30m long shark tunnel offers a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the animals.
The marine park is actually part of a bigger complex that also includes: the Aqua-Splash water park; the Little Far West Farm, a farm animal park with lots of games for children; Adventure Golf and three “Jules Verne” crazy golf courses.
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Visitors have the opportunity to see what it’s like to be a zookeeper for the day at Le Pal. The theme park and zoo has 500 animals including elephants, chimps, lions, bears and pandas. Zookeeper tasks range from making up fish food for the sea lions, to feeding the monkeys and washing the elephants.
The Vulcania theme park is the world’s first tourist attraction devoted to volcanoes. It 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 – a compelling virtual journey showing the landscapes of the Earth from space.
Aqualand Water Park
There are 7 Aqualand water parks in the South of France, which are open from mid June to the beginning of September.
Aqualand Water Park - Bassin D'Arcachon
Aqualand Water Park - Cap D'agde
Aqualand Water Park – Frejus
Aqualand Water Park - Port Leucate
Aqualand Water Park - Saint Cyprien
Aqualand Water Park - Saint Cyr Sur Mer
Aqualand Water Park - Sainte Maxime
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