A Train Odyssey - Family Getaways

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 yesteryear’s legends to contemporary icons... all find their own place under the Grévin spotlight. You are welcomed in the unique Hall of Mirrors - a show of illusions 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 our very own Mahatma Gandhi and Shah Rukh 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! Discover the Disneyland Park which is divided into 5 lands, each promising unlimited excitement. 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. Do not miss the Village Show that takes place daily at the Village Gaulois at 12.30 pm 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! Legendary Captain Haddock’s (blustering barnacles!) Marlinspike Hall is modeled after the central section of this Château. The Secrets of Marlinspike Hall - a permanent interactive exposition - welcomes many Tintin fans even today.

Within 90 minutes from Blois, you reach Angers for a medieval encounter at Le Puy du Fou – France’s most famous theme parks. This historic and educational theme park provides you with 4 themed villages and a variety of shows. Do not miss its signature night time spectacle – the Cinéscénie. This medieval extravaganza will enthrall you with its grandiose performance that involves 1200 volunteers, 70 horsemen and fireworks. Get ready for a truly larger than life experience!

Nantes promises mischief and sci‑fi encounters. At 45 minutes travelling time from Angers, a local celebrity waits to take you for a ride! 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 and is spread over 3 levels. Become an explorer and a visitor as you acquaint yourself with mythical creatures of the sea! Move among this unique collection of sea creatures or guide their movements on a merry‑go‑round adventure!

Fond Memories of the South: Head to the Gorges du Verdon for hiking and trekking expeditions. Accessible from Aix en Provence, the high speed TGV ensures that you reach your destination in just under 3 hours from Paris. Valleys, lakes and spectacular views accost you in the Verdon, rightfully considered as the most beautiful canyon of Europe. Its villages such as the perched Aiguines, the picturesque Bauduen, Castellane and its Rock, and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie are ideal getaways for deeper treks into the Verdon.

Sunny Nice at just 3 hours from Aix-en-Provence 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 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!