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»  Parc du Futuroscope

86130 Jaunay

There are a host of activities to amuse the family at this nationally known theme park. A must visit if you are in the region. Open daily - see coupon on inside front cover.

+33 (0)5 49 49 59 06; www.futuroscope.com

Read our Futuroscope feature here >>

»  Le Labyrinthe Végétal

86700 Romagne

7 hectares of labyrinths, each with a theme, will make discovering myths, legends, monuments and gastronomy a pleasure. Open from 10.30am-7pm. Entry 7€.

+33 (0)5 49 87 45 27; www.labyrinthe-vegetal.com

 

»  Parc de la Belle

86160 Magné

Spend an afternoon in the beautiful gardens of this park with its 20,000 different plants, not to mention the playground and its little farm for the kids. Open from 10am-6pm during the weekends in June and September and every day in July and August. Entry 6€.

+33 (0)5 49 87 80 86; www.parcdelabelle.com

 

»  Défiplanet

86410 Domaine de Dienné

Ever stayed in a snail? You can at this 47 hectare nature village! Non-residents are welcome at the animal park and adventure park which includes 1.2km of zip wires through the trees. Open daily.

+33 (0)5 49 45 87 63; www.domaine-de-dienne.fr

 

»  Moncontour Active Park

86330 Moncontour

Lots of activities around a 10ha lake including water-skiing, bathing, playground, beach volleyball, tennis, a skate park and fishing. Entry 4€.

+33 (0)5 49 22 38 50; www.moncontour-active-park.com  

 

»  Planète des Crocodiles

86320 Civaux

200 animals can be seen here, representing species from all over the world during a guided visit in a tropical environment. Open from 10am-7pm. Entry 12€.

+33 (0)5 49 91 80 00; www.planete-crocodiles.com  

 

» L'Ile aux Serpents

86290 La Trimouille

60 species of reptile are looked after in this centre, which also has an outdoor area. Open from 10am-7pm every day. Entry 9€.

+33 (0)5 49 91 23 45; www.ileauxserpents.com

 

»  La Vallée des Singes

86700 Romagne

Get directly into contact with the 350 monkeys that are in total liberty over the 15ha park. Open from 10am-7pm. Entry 17€.

+33 (0)5 49 87 20 20; www.la-vallee-des-singes.fr

Read our interview with the head keeper Vallée des Singes here >>

 

»  Les Géants du Ciel

86300 Chauvigny

Housed in a chateau, these birds, originating from all the continents, give an open-air show every day in July and August. Open 10.30am-12.30pm and 2pm-7pm, entry 11€.

+33 (0)5 49 46 47 48; www.geantsduciel.com

 

»  Le Vieux Cormenier

86400 Champniers

Learn all about rural life in France at the end of the 19th century in this 50-minute visit hosted by Paillou the scarecrow (visit available in English). Open in July and August every day from 10am-7pm. Entry 9€.

+33 (0)5 49 87 32 33; www.levieuxcormenier.com

 

»  Centre Aquatic Abyssea

86320 Civaux

Bowling and swimming complex that’s perfect for a rainy day. The pool has a giant toboggan while adults will appreciate the spa complex. There is also a 20m deep well for underwater diving and an 8 lane bowling alley. The pool is open daily and entry costs 4.30€.

+33 (0)5 49 48 09 09; www.vert-marine.com/abyssea-civaux-86

 

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