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Family holidays with children in France - attractions and entertainment

France is one of the best countries in the world for family holidays. To its small guests, this country can present an amazing fairy tale and unforgettable adventures that will become the best memories of childhood for a lifetime. The famous Parisian "Disneyland" is only a small part of the magnificent infrastructure created especially for children and their parents. Numerous amusement parks are located throughout the country. Lovers of water like water parks, and visiting museums with legendary exhibits will also be a very useful part of the holiday to expand the horizons of small tourists.
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“Disneyland” in Paris is the center of children's entertainment in the country. It is located 32 kilometers from Paris in the small town of Marne-la-Vale and occupies almost 2,000 hectares. In its territory there are two parks, business and residential quarters, likewise hotels. "Disneyland Park" is a 5 themed park: a country of adventure, a border country, a country of discovery, the main road of the United States and a country of fantasy. In the center of these parks is the symbol of "Disneyland" - Castle of a sleeping beauty. In different theme parks, children await new stories, amazing scenery and animated heroes of their favorite fairy tales. In "Disneyland" are a huge number of colorful performances based on Lion King, Snow White, Mermaid, Aladdin, and Alice in Wonderland.
Another well-known amusement park is the “Asterix Park”, located near Paris. The basis for its creation was the theme of Gauls - the ancestors of modern French. The main hero of the park was the world-famous fictional character Asterix. The park is divided into thematic zones, which are dedicated to Egypt, Ancient Rome, Greece, Vikings, and Gaul. Visitors will be able to ride on one of more than 35 fascinating rides and water slides. Another fascinating park is located near the town of Burke. "Bagatelle" includes "Turtle Island", "Golden Bottom" and "Fort of Adventure" and invites its young guests and their parents to go on an exciting adventure. In the park you can go rafting down the river, take a ride on the lake by boat, and ride an extreme roller coaster. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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In the north of France, in the region of Champagne there is another original park called "Nigloland". Tourists are attracted not only by fascinating rides and scenery, but also by picturesque untouched nature. The park is designed in classical style and consists of three villages: Canadian, marvelous and rock and roll. Fans of thrill will be able to ride on an extreme hill or visit a castle with ghosts that chase visitors, causing an icy feeling of horror. In the park "Futuroscope", located near Poitiers, will be interesting for both children and adults. In the park there is the only 3D interactive attraction in Europe, a cinema with a 360-degree view and classical attractions for children of different ages and their parents.
In France there is one of the largest water parks in Europe - "Aqua land", consisting of a network of water parks throughout the country. The largest of them is located on the Cote d'Azur, in which guests will go down one of the many hills of different difficulty levels, swim in the large pool with waves, and sunbathe on the beach. There are several cafes and pizzerias in the park, where you can have a snack after bathing. Another large water park is the indoor "Aquaboulevard" in Paris. Children under 3 years of age are not allowed in it for safety reasons. The aqua park is decorated in a tropical style. In the center under the dome is a huge realistic sperm whale hovering over the room. In total, about 10 slides are proposed in the park, among them there is a ride that simulates skating on a board on ocean waves.
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In France, you should visit local zoos and aquariums. Each region has its own zoo, the most famous being in Paris. The Vincennes Zoo was founded in the early 20th century, and in 2014 it was completely reconstructed. It presents more than 1000 animals brought from all over the world. Another interesting zoo is Beauval. It presents unique animals, many of which are representatives of African fauna. In the park live elephants, orangutans, gorillas, monkeys, pandas and giraffes, in total more than 4000 animals. In Nancy it is worthwhile to visit the museum-aquarium, which has the richest collection of fish.
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Zoos and gardens in France
♥   Zoo 'Citadel of Besançon' Besançon. On the map   Photos
♥   Zoo 'Cleres Zoological Park' Clères. On the map   Photos
♥   Zoo 'Haute Touche Zoological Park' Obterre. On the map   Photos
♥   Zoo 'Jardin Zoologique Tropical' La Londe-les-Maures. On the map   Photos
♥   Zoo 'Jardin Zoologique de la Tête d Or' Parc de la Tête d’Or, Lyon. On the map   Photos
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions in France
♥   Water park 'Aqua Boulevard' Paris. On the map   Photos
♥   Water park 'Aqualand' . On the map   Photos
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Amusement parks in France
♥   Amusement park 'Antibes Land' Antibes. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Azur Park' St. Tropez. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Aérocity Parc' Aubenas. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Bagatelle' Merlimont. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Cigoland' Kintzheim. On the map   Photos
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Aquariums in France
♥   Aquarium 'Aquarium Mare Nostrum Montpellier' . On the map   Photos
♥   Aquarium 'Aquarium de La Rochelle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Aquarium 'Aquarium de Paris' . On the map   Photos
♥   Aquarium 'Aquarium du Grand Lyon' . On the map   Photos
♥   Aquarium 'Aquarium du Musée de Zoologie' Nancy. On the map   Photos

Pictureque places in France

Ancient theater and Arc de Triomphe in Orange

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The city of Orange is famous all over the world for its ancient sights. A large ancient Roman theater has been preserved here. It is considered one of the largest and most beautiful in the world. The theater is used for musical concerts and theatrical performances after a large-scale reconstruction. It is also a permanent venue for the annual summer festival. It's called "Les Chorégies d'Orange".

As the researchers managed to find out, the theater was built during the reign of Emperor Octavian Augustus, in the 1st century BC. Initially, it was distinguished by an incredibly beautiful design. The theater never ceases to amaze with its majestic appearance even after thousands of years. Louis XIV first visited the theater in the 17th century. The ancient monument impressed him very much. … Read all

Basilica and hill of Vezelay

From the series “The Most Interesting UNESCO Sites in France”
A well-known religious landmark is located in the charming Burgundian village of Vezelay. This is the Basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene. It has remained the most important pilgrimage center in Europe for hundreds of years. The very first Benedictine abbey was founded in Vezelay in the 9th century. The very first monastic monasteries were founded on these lands much earlier. But they were destroyed as a result of the invasion of the Arabs and Normans. The abbey became a famous pilgrimage center in the 11th century. It was officially announced that the holy relics of Mary Magdalene were transferred to it during this period.

It was only found out at the end of the 13th century that this sacred relic was kept in a completely different place. A period of decline began for the abbey from this … Read all
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Top cities of France for children

Paris
Asterix Theme Park is a no less interesting place that has got its name after the well-known character of French comic books. In this park, visitors will be able to make an unforgettable adventure in ancient Gaul, take a look at the Roman Empire or walk among Egyptian pyramids. In Asterix, there are attractions for visitors of different ages. Besides that, a team of professional animators offers various entertaining programs for visitors of the park. Travelers with curious children are also … Read more
Aix-en-Provence
The picturesque oasis is located at a small elevation. Some parts of the park offer a spectacular view of the mountains and roofs of old buildings. Take your children for a walk on the winding stone cobbled roads, relax in the shade of centuries-old trees, and examine decorative plants available in the park. Naturally formed viewpoints in the park are recognized among the best in the city. There are several quality entertainment parks in Aix-en-Provence. Many locals and guests of the city … Read more
Arles
Jardin Hortus is one of the most beautiful parks in the city. This park is quite big and has an original landscaped design. Numerous paths let visitors see the entire park with comfort. It is allowed to relax on the green lawn in some parts of Jardin Hortus. You can make a picnic or enjoy active games here. In spring and summer, there are always many birds in this popular park. Picturesque Les Marais du Vigueirat is another nature reserve that is suitable for holidays with children of any … Read more
Nice
Ruhl Plage is a no less popular beach. It is comfortable to rest there with children even if the sea is stormy and has big waves because there is a special swimming pool for children that is absolutely safe. Besides swimming, children can have fun on playgrounds located nearby. Relaxation on the beautiful strip of coastal land will please both adults and children. Fans of nature will enjoy a visit to Phoenix Parc Floral de Nice. This botanical garden and zoo is incredibly beautiful and … Read more
Lourdes
Lourdes Castle (Castèth de Lorda) is not just an architectural landmark. It is also a real museum. The exhibition dedicated to the nature and history of the Pyrenees is located here. Museum workers wear medieval costumes. This only adds to the atmosphere. Weapons, armor, costumes, and tools of local residents are hung on the walls of the castle halls. In such a place, even a child who is indifferent to history will surely be interested in how people lived centuries ago. The decoration of … Read more
Lyon
Fans of outdoor activities in Lyon will have the opportunity to visit the amusement park “France Aventures Lyon”. This is a first-class rope town located in a very beautiful forest park zone. The choice of attractions here is more than enough. Obstacle courses, rope bridges, as well as special ropes for bungee jumping are stretched among trees. You can have fun with the whole family on some attractions. There are also equipped picnic areas in the park. A great place to relax with … Read more
Marseille
The city has a great deal of intriguing entertainment centers including Simulateur737. In this game center, everybody can feel like a pilot of an airplane. You can learn how to control the real Boeing on a simulator. The original simulator enables you make a realistic flight over any point of the world. This unique excitement is prominent among young people, as well as among grown-ups. For individuals who want to bring original family photos from their holidays, it is definitely worth … Read more
Angers
It features a trampoline park, carting track, and even a special pool for surfing. Everyone can learn the basics of surfing in this center. It is so exciting to try this fantastic activity under the guidance of an experienced coach. La Cage is an indoor center, so it is open all year round, letting its visitors have fun regardless of the season. A charming restaurant, which is open in the center, is a great place to relax and have a quick meal during a pause. If bowling is a good tradition … Read more

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