Since it opened in 1987, the enormous film theme park Futuroscope, 8km north of Poitiers, is France’s second-biggest theme park after Disneyland Paris, drawing more than 46 million visitors since it opened in 1987. With ambitious virtual-reality rides, dazzling multimedia and audiovisual exhibitions, and mind-boggling robotic displays, it’s a thrilling journey into the future for all ages and you’ll need at least a full day to take it all in. Don’t miss the award-winning 4-D cinema show The Time Machine; the new Fun Xperiences Arena, where participants can test their strength, agility and mind skills; and the spectacular live shows.

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