Overview, aerial view of Parc du FuturoscopeOverview, aerial view of Parc du Futuroscope
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Proximity to major sites

Close to Pays Loudunais

Amusement parks around Pays Loudunais

Le Futuroscope

Family fun in the vienne

  • 40 experiences for fun with family and friends.
  • A park for all tastes and ages.
  • L’Extraordinaire Voyage, voted best European attraction!
  • A nocturnal Aquaféerie, imagined by Cirque du Soleil, every evening.
  • New in 2020 – Objective Mars


Le Puy du Fou

Le Grand Parc, a stone’s throw from Poitou

There are worlds and eras thought to be gone forever. Yet the hundred-year-old forest of the Puy du Fou has become their refuge, and history continues.

Come and unravel the mystery of this timeless place, and enjoy an unforgettable experience packed with thrills and great shows for the whole family! Puy du Fou, History is waiting for you!

3 Original Creations 2020

Les Noces de Feu

Le Grand Siècle

La Table des Ambassadeurs


More than 12 million spectators, 2,550 actors on a 23-hectare stage, 28,000 costumes, 1h30 of grand spectacle and many new features … the world’s greatest night show has become an unmissable myth. In 2020, the Cinéscénie will blow your mind!


Bioparc de Doué-La-Fontaine

A must-see in Anjou, the Bioparc is the only troglodytic zoo in the world!

More than 1300 animals have found an exceptional natural setting here, dedicated to the protection of endangered species. Carved out of the rock, our tunnels will take you from one world to another. A journey rich in emotion in a veritable mineral and plant labyrinth!

Explore a spectacular landscape home to Africa’s emblematic fauna. Lions, cheetahs, meerkats, otocyons… a privileged observation in a vast rocky chaos made of domes and crevasses.

Egals of the Biopark, the giraffes await you for their daily leaf snack! Also experience a privileged lunch at the open-air restaurant overlooking the quarry they share with the zebras.

Set off to meet the wildlife of the African plains. After the pygmy hippos, drive along the rock-cut valley to observe the imposing black rhinos and gazelles. For the kids: petting goats and a gallery tour for a face-to-face encounter with mongooses!

Enter the heart of Europe’s largest aviary and experience an exceptional moment of immersion with over 600 birds! A flight space for 35 species, this quarry echoes the arid cliffs and coasts of South America, where penguins, macaws, ibises and other flamingos rub shoulders.

Le Thouarsais


Enjoying its central location, the town of Thouars offers the peaceful, lively living environment of a town on a human scale. The Thouars train station, which has been converted into a multimodal hub to facilitate your travel to all the national metropolises, provides fast, seamless connections to cities such as Saumur, Tours, Angers and La Roche-sur-Yon .

The town is now recognized as a “Ville d’art et d’histoire“, which enables it to organize tours and events around its rich heritage such as the Château des Ducs de la Trémoïlle. The commune is also the only one in the department to have obtained 4 flowersat the “Villes et villages fleuris” label, which is recognition of the innovative work of municipal gardeners and the quality of the living environment offered by the town.

In downtown Thouars, the art center La Chapelle Jeanne d’Arc is a benchmark venue for contemporary art in the Greater West of France, and has been labeled a “contemporary art center of national interest” in 2019 by the Ministry of Culture.

The reputation of Thouars also shines through its markets: the town hosts two markets a week from 8am to 12:30pm on Tuesdays and Fridays, in Place Lavault.

Sports enthusiasts are not left out: a small environmental jewel, the Thouet valley comes to satisfy fishing and water sports enthusiasts in addition to the many quality facilities available to the population ( swimming pool, stadiums, tennis courts, ..).

Maison du Thouarsais – Office de tourisme
32 Place Saint Médard

The Loire Valley

Fontevraud Abbey

Europe’s largest royal abbey

Enclosed in 13 hectares of calm, well-being and lush, generous nature, it was founded in 1101 by an iconoclastic, visionary preacher: Robert d’Abrissel. Considered an “ideal” city, a place of exaltation of the faith, dedicated to prayer, work, abstinence, silence and poverty.

1189: Fontevraud becomes a royal necropolis, housing the graves of Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine and Richard the Lionheart.



Take a step back in time as you stroll through the beautiful medieval town of Chinon, where you’ll want to take time to admire each and every timber-framed house. Look up at the Royal Fortress of Chinon, overlooking and guarding the town. Situated between the Loire and Vienne rivers, you can board traditional Loire boats and sail to the confluence at Candes-Saint-Martin, classified as one of France’s most beautiful villages. Welcome to the birthplace of François Rabelais, the epicurean humanist! Visit the house where he was born in Seuilly, 7 kms from Chinon, in the heart of the AOC Chinon vineyards, where you can also taste fine Chinon wine in its many cellars and wineries.

Office de Tourisme Azay-Chinon Val de Loire
Bureau d’accueil de Chinon
1 rue Rabelais
37500 CHINON


Open your eyes wide, admire the castles, abbeys… but also the sumptuous views over the Loire and vineyards…

Office de Tourisme Saumur Val de Loire
8 bis, quai Carnot
CS 54032 F-49415 SAUMUR