Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Family Getaways

Planning a “Be There! Do That!” family getaway with a difference? What better place than France! From kid friendly attractions to feeling like a child again at amusement parks, expect unlimited entertainment on this “feel good” holiday! The ever reliable train, welcomes you onboard, as you prepare to discover France…the family way!

Fun and Games in Paris: Commence your family discovery of Paris on a sweet note. The Chocolate Museum in Paris promises delicious encounters with mouth watering chocolate. Its Choco-Story Museum traces the history of chocolate for 4000 years to its contemporary existence. Learn more about techniques used in making the best quality chocolate and indulge in delicious tasting sessions!

A celebrity encounter awaits you at the Grévin Wax Museum. From yesteryears legends to contemporary icons... all find their own place under the Grévin spotlight. You are welcomed in the unique Hall of Mirrors - an illusionary show that transports you to a temple, jungle and a palace, all in a matter of minutes! Have tête à tête encounters with Madonna, Tom Cruise, Lady Gaga  and even our very own Mahatma Gandhi and Shahrukh Khan at the Grévin!

Magical Discoveries around Paris: The fun and games continue as you take a local train from the city to Disneyland Paris! Enjoy thrilling rides such as the Big Thunder Mountain Ride, Pirates of the Caribbean and Space Mission 2. Head to Disney Village for Buffalo Bill's Famous Wild West Show for a fun encounter with Mickey and his friends!

If Asterix and Obelix have a dedicated corner on your bookshelves, head straight to Parc Astérix for an encounter with these lovable Gauls and 6 unique worlds promising different adventures.  Don’t not miss the Village Show held at 12.30 pm daily at the Village Gaulois for animated encounters with Asterix and his gang!

Family Fun in the Loire: There’s lots more fun to be had in the Loire Valley! An easy 1h40 minute train ride from Paris brings you to Blois – home to the Château de Cheverny. Elegant Cheverny shares an interesting connection with Tintin! Marlinspike Hall is modeled after the central section of this Château. A permanent interactive exposition – the secrets of Marlinspike Hall welcomes many Tintin fans.

Within 90 minutes from Blois, you reach Angers for a medieval encounter at Le Puy du Fou, a historic and educational theme park with 4 themed villages and a variety of shows. Do not miss its signature night time spectacle – the Cinéscénie, amedieval extravaganza that involves 1200 actors, 70 actors and fireworks. Get ready for a truly larger than life experience!

Nantes, an easy 45 minutes from Angers, promises mischief and sci-fi encounters. The Grand Elephant of Nantes - a mechanical marvel welcomes its passengers as it sets forth on a 45-minute amusing ride. Join the fun as this mischievous pachyderm sprays water on unsuspecting passersby!

Enter Jules Verne’s sci fi world with a ride on the Marine World Carousel which is located across the Grand Elephant. Spread over 3 levels and dedicated to the sea, become an explorer as you acquaint yourself with mythical creatures of the sea! Move about this unique collection of sea creatures or guide their movements on a merry go round adventure!

Fond Memories of the South: Sunny Nice in the South promises entertainment for the entire family. Discover Nice differently – through a mini train, a Segway ride or a Cyclopolitain – an original and ecological way of sightseeing in Nice! Soak up the ambience at the Promenade des Anglais that overlooks the beautiful Mediterranean and is home to many Art Deco buildings and restaurants, boutiques and cafes.

At 20 train minutes, an aquatic encounter awaits you at Marineland in Antibes. Witness spectacular shows that involve sea lions, killer whales and dolphins. Do not forget to say a quick bonjour to polar bears that happily call Marineland their home!

If you’re looking for a holiday that has something for the whole family, you don’t need to look any further. Plan your family holidays to France now!

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