There’s a huge amount of family fun to share at Futuroscope, with more than 25 great experiences to delight visitors of all ages. Futuroscope will amaze you with its dynamic cinema shows, 3-D films, and a host of other family-friendly attractions.
Climb into a flying ladybuggy to discover the world of the Minimoys on the new 4-D Arthur adventure, created by the famous film director Luc Besson. And as the sun goes down, take your seat in the huge outdoor amphitheatre for The Blue Note show, staged by Yves Pépin, artistic advisor for the Beijing Olympics. This magical show combines fireworks, dancing lasers, and special effects on one vast aquatic stage. There’s culinary adventure too in the Cristal Restaurant, where the whole family can sample futuristic molecular cuisine.
Don’t miss nearby Poitiers, classified as an Art & History Town, and capital of the Poitou-Charentes region. Browse tempting boutiques along its historic streets and admire architectural treasures from across the centuries, including the magnificent church of Notre Dame.
Step down a gear and learn about life in the magical Marais Poitevin with a guided tour by traditional flat-bottomed boat. Discover ‘Green Venice’ by horse-drawn carriage or hire bicycles and follow the level, signposted trails for an active family day out. For a real taste of the Marais Poitevin , look out for menus featuring local specialities such as farci poitevin (pork and vegetable stuffing), anguilles (eels) and escargots (snails). Local restaurateurs welcome adventurous eaters – young and old!
No Poitou adventure would be complete without a visit to La Rochelle, irresistible with its Old Harbour flanked by twin towers, its arcaded streets, and colourful produce market. Introduce your children to the world beneath the waves at one of the world’s largest aquariums, where they can get close to more than 12,000 curious and captivating sea creatures.
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