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         There are lots of attractions to see in the Loire but families with children realise that that they require something more than Châteaux to keep their interest. Over the last 10 years the tourist industry has become aware of the need to entertain the children on holiday and there are now many activities that are either solely for families or attractions that have an area of interest to children.

        Zoos are ever popular with children, and adults, and offer an ever changing scene to the visitor.

  • La Fléche There are 800 wild animals here and also a museum.

  • Doué-la-Fountaine is one of the best in Europe and uses the old caves where the tofu was quarried to house some 500 animals.



Parc du Futuroscope, which is approximately one and a half hours drive away, this is in the Poitou-Charentes, this is a space age Parc on 148 acres with rides, films and games to suit thrill seekers of all ages.

Another theme park with a difference is the Puy du Fou, situated in the Vendee, between Cholet and La- Roche- sur-Yon, there is so much to see and experience here from Jousting, and Chariot racing, recreated gladiatorial combats, to interactive displays, workshops, and the new authentically recreated 1900’s village, definitely not to be missed though is the amazing  Cinèscenie, a finely choreographed action display in the open air performed by actors set to cinema-quality sound, then in the evening the spectacular Son-et- Lumière,- simply outstanding.

Lulu Park - Ideal for children from 3 to 14, this is not a swimming pool but a park full of inflatables with water running down or around. Your children will enjoy bouncing and jumping around the huge shapes and shooting down the slides.

Aquarium du Val de Loire is Europe's biggest fresh water aquarium. Here you can see some of the giant species that live in the Loire also tropical fish, turtles, alligators, piranhas and even sharks from around the world.

Park Mini-Château - All the family will enjoy walking around this lovely park filled with miniature replicas of the magnificent chateaux of the Loire. A  model railway runs around the chateaux, through the countryside and over the streams. 


No need to explain about Disneyland Resort Paris, located at Marne La Valleé, is approximately 3 hours by car, one and a half hours by T.G.V. from Tours.