FUTUROSCOPE, A REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCE
Futuroscope is one of France’s most loved theme parks. In 2017, the park celebrated its 30th anniversary. You won’t find roller-coasters or carrousels at Futuroscope but dynamic cinemas, gigantic screens, dancing with robots… there are so many unusual attractions for visitors of all ages!
Martin Solveig and Luc Besson are just a few of the celebrities who brought their talent to the park, for rides such as “Arthur’s 4D Adventure”, “Ice Age” or “Raving-Rabbids” – “The Time Machine” attraction that was awarded a THEA Award in 2014 for “Outstanding achievement” and a European Star Award 2015 that honours “Europe’s Best Dark Rides”.
The world-famous “Cirque du Soleil” even worked on a special night show for Futuroscope called “La Forge aux Etoiles”. In 2017, great new attractions joined Futuroscope. With the Extraordinary Journey, fly like a bird! Take to the skies aboard an incredible machine for a roundthe- world journey. Challenge gravity with your legs dangling free in this all-new, thrill-filled experience. And at “IllusiO, a magic destiny”, take part in the audition and then take part in the show where magic and holograms bring a child’s dream of being a magician to life.
POITIERS, THE ROMANESQUE CAPITAL
Also known as “the city of 100 bell towers”, Poitiers and its 2,000 year old history and heritage are quite a contrast from Futuroscope. Bathed by the rivers Clain and Boivre, the peninsula of Poitiers is located in a historic centre of nature, embellished by the presence of an exceptional collection of sites and Romanesque monuments that evoke a rich medieval past. Stroll along the picturesque streets of the city, discover the half-timbered houses and everything that is special and charming character of this city. Do not miss the famous monuments such as Notre- Dame-la-Grande and its famous carved facade, the Saint Pierre Cathedral and murals dating from the 13th Century freshly discovered, the Palace of the Dukes of Aquitaine Poitou-Counts or the baptistery of St. John.
For visitors wishing to visit the city in complete freedom and autonomy, four tours are offered. Combining pageant, interviews, excerpts of music, news, each audio-guided tour includes seven stages of between three and four minutes.
On the way to Saint-James… Poitiers is a privileged passage for the pilgrims from the north of France and Europe. A tour invites you to discover in particular the church Saint-Hilaire-le-Grand, World Heritage of UNESCO, under the roads to Saint-James.
The region has 64 hotels, 10 camping sites, 61 gites and bed & breakfast establishments, offering a total of 17,626 beds.
Thomas pesquet’s space adventure at futuroscope (new for 2018)
Ride the immersive power of 4K IMAX LASER technology and 3D audio on a journey into space with the European Space Agency’s (ESA) youngest astronaut, Thomas Pesquet, and enjoy the highlights of his six-month space mission 400 km above the Earth. During his 196- day mission, Thomas kept a daily visual diary, sharing his thoughts and feelings on the beauty and fragile nature of our planet, and man’s place in the universe
- Absorb the fantastic, fun and fairy-tale Futuroscope atmosphere with over 25 original experiences in stunning attraction theatres.
- Tours offering a look at the heritage of Poitiers, “City and Country of Art and History”, through the history of monuments, neighborhoods and great characters.
- Traditional and gourmet cuisine, culinary specialties: generosity and quality define the Poitevin culinary lifestyle.
- Bordeaux-Mérignac (BOD)
- La Rochelle-Île-de-Ré (LRH)
- Poitiers Biard (PIS)
- London: 1hr 30mins
- Milan: 3hrs 05mins
- Poitiers TGV Paris: 1hr 20mins
- Futuroscope TGV • Paris 1hr 50mins