Futuroscope & Poitiers
Second largest leisure park in France, Futuroscope on the outskirts of Poitiers is packed with innovative activities for all the family. Synonymous with moving image technology since 1987, Futuroscope’s diverse attractions are all based on the senses and, in particular on our sense of vision. And very few of them operate height restrictions, so young and old can share the experiences – and the memories.
Futuroscope educates whilst it entertains. New attractions in 2010 included the breathtaking 4D adventures of Arthur and the Minimoys, projected on a vast IMAX dome, and a unique perspective on the paintings of Vincent van Gogh.
Nobody should miss Poitiers, the delightful capital of the Poitou-Charentes region with 2000 years of rich history. Encircled by the Clain and Boivre rivers, Poitiers offers a network of quaint pedestrian streets and discovery trails dotted with quiet gardens and vibrant squares.
Architectural gem is Notre-Dame-la-Grande, one of the region’s finest Romanesque churches. On summer nights, the elaborately sculpted façade is illuminated to recreate the colours of the original painted statues.