Futuroscope is a technological theme park based upon multimedia, cinematographic and audio-visual techniques using 3D and 4D technologies. It is the third most popular theme park in France, with 1.46 million visitors in 2013, and the only one of its kind in Europe.
Most of the park’s attractions are focused on interactive and immersive experiences, including several IMAX cinemas and domes, along with dynamic movie theatres, planetariums, rides, amusement arcades, an observation tower, an interactive course and a photography exhibition; a total of 25 unique and inventive attractions that will appeal to both grown-ups and children alike. Scientific discoveries, fairy-tale inspired stories, creative scenarios and exhilarating rides are all part of the Futuroscope experience.
The theme park also offers accommodation and meals for visitors wishing to stay overnight; it features eight full-service restaurants and ten fast-food establishments, as well as 13 hotels.
Futuroscope is open from February to December from 10AM; schedule changes regularly and visitors are advised to confirm the opening hours and days before going. Entry without accommodation or meals costs €42 per adult, but there are several special rates available for families. Futuroscope is located 10 kilometers (six miles) north of city of Poitiers in central-eastern France, in the Chasseneuil-du-Poitou commune. It is accessible via exit 28 on the A10 motorway in just over three hours from Paris and an hour and a half from La Rochelle. The theme park is also serviced by a TGV station with regular trains leaving from Paris.