The theme parks in France have at least as much to offer as the theme parks in Spain, the United States and Germany. Whatever it is about theme parks, safaris, the little more explorations – then a trip in an theme park with family and / or friends is something for everyone.
Of the theme parks in France, the most talked about here in Denmark is probably Disneyland Paris. Don’t worry, Disneyland Paris is also on the list – but not as # 1. We hope we can help expand your horizons for French theme parks, and if we’re lucky, you’ll find the next stop on your trip.
Let’s get started.
5. © Le Pal Zoo in Auvergne, France
Le Pal is not the biggest theme park. Nevertheless, it is perfect for those who would like to pass by an theme park with both amusement and where there is opportunity to see animals.
In short, Le Pal consists of:
- 50 acres of nature
- More than 700 animal species
- 26 attractions
If you look around the internet, you will see that many agree that it is a good and child-friendly theme park. Not so great, but enough to keep you entertained for 4-7 hours.
4. © Park Asterix i Plailly, Frankrig
In fact, I think Parc Astérix is a really nice theme park. Parc Asterix is based on the name of the famous cartoon character, Asterix from 1959.
Parc Astérix is on a good plan in terms of price, and children under 12 come in for free (last I checked). At the time of writing, the park consists of 40 attractions and is thus France’s second largest theme park. Parc Astérix is located 35 km north of Paris, and with its many related amusements, where famous cartoon characters adorn the surroundings, Parc Astérix is an ideal destination for families with children.
If you are not planning on sleeping at Parc Aastérix, you can always take one of the many shuttle buses that run from Paris down to the theme park. It takes about 30 minutes – if you prefer by train, there are also a number of departures from Charles de Gaulle airport.
3. © Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee, France
You can’t see the theme park in France, without even saying Disneyland Paris. The park is not the cheapest of its kind, but if you are looking for an theme park with oceans of experiences for the kids, Disneyland Paris is a good bet.
At the time of writing, Disneyland Paris has a whopping 53 rides – and there is something for kids of all ages. Both the wild and the slightly faster. If you are looking for the wild rides, I have found 8 of these:
- Big Tunder Mountain
- Crush’s Coaster
- Indiana Jones(TM) and the Temple of Peril
- RC Racer
- Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith
- Star Tours: The Adventures Continue*
- Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain
- The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror(TM)
If it’s winter time and you’re looking for a beautiful Christmas land, Christmas in Disneyland Paris is clearly recommended. It simply gets decorated so nicely – try it. to google for “christmas disneyland paris” and see how beautiful it has been in the past.
Disneyland Paris Hotel Guide
Of course, it is also possible to spend the night near Disneyland Paris. There are actually 5 Disney hotels within a 20-minute walk:
- Disneyland Hotel (5 minutes walk)
- Disney’s Newport Bay Club (15 minutes walk)
- Disney’s Sequoia Lodge (15 minutters gang)
- Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne (20 minutes walk)
- Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe (20 minute walk)
In the summer of 2020, Hotel Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel will be opened.
2. © Futuroscope i Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, Frankrig
We recommend the park to families with children where the children are between the ages of 7-15.
Of course, you also have the opportunity to visit Futuroscope in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, where 25 original experiences await you. You will find everything from outrageous thrills, mind-blowing adventures, heart-pounding adventures and steeped in fascinating attractions.
The Extraordinary Journey
You definitely need to pass the big hall where The Extraordinary Journey is hiding. Here you and your friends are tilted 90 degrees so you hang, and look down at the curved screen of 600 m2.
Yes, 600 m2 large screen! The Extraordinary Journey takes you on a tour that had your own wings to fly around and see many corners of the world – these are definitely some more tips on YouTube as well.
In addition to rides, there are also a number of spectacular shows that year after year should be said to be worth the visit.
You save a lot of money by staying in the hotel rather than coming elsewhere, as you obviously save on parking costs.
1. © Nigloland in Dolancourt, France
It doesn’t take many seconds to find nothing less than 1,000 good reviews of Nigloland against only 30 terrible ones. There will ALWAYS be bad reviews all around.
Well, well, Nigloland in Dolancourt gets a lot of praise for being a really good family park, with something for the whole family.
The rides vary greatly and there is something for everyone. You will find:
- 13 belly-dropping rides
- 22 rides suitable for families
- 24 rides and activities for children
- and of course the Niglo Show, which you will only find in Nigloland