The Best Center Parcs in France – 7 Holiday Parks

lady with French flag in Orleans France

If you enjoy outdoor activities, adventures and, exploring, spending time in nature with your family to recharge and reconnect, Center Parcs in France is the ideal holiday for you.   

Easily accessible by car and ferry, famous for food, wine and shopping, France is one of the most popular holiday destinations for UK families. 

Center Parcs in France are often cheaper than Center Parcs UK, giving families and friends quality time together, with a host of new experiences to enjoy in refreshing, peaceful natural surroundings.  

Many of the resorts in France offer spas, hammam Turkish steam baths and treatments to relax and unwind, and most welcome pets. 

You can choose from a range of luxury holiday accommodation, glamping in wigwams and amazing treehouses, and minimalist, comfort cottages all in beautiful countryside locations.  

Visit Disneyland Paris and the famous, historical and cultural attractions of France’s capital, explore the champagne vineyards in Laon, the magical chateaux of the Loire Valley or hike and cycle through an ancient forest. 

The children will love the tropical-themed Aqua Mundo water parks with wave pools, rapids and water slides and enjoy meeting and learning about animals on an educational farm. 

Center Parcs France is packed with adventures for the family in the heart of nature. 

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Villages Nature® Paris

Disneyland Paris France
Disneyland Paris, France

Villages Nature® Paris is set in stunning natural surroundings, a lush oasis of tranquillity just half an hour from the centre of Paris. 

Attractions including Disneyland Paris, La Vallee shopping centre, Parc des Felins Zoo, magical Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte are all within easy reach for a day out. 

This is an ideal location to come home to with your family after sightseeing in Paris, to relax and unwind, watch the wildlife from your balcony or relax on the sun terrace with a glass of local wine. 

There is a wide range of accommodation options, including apartments overlooking the tranquil lake and cosy cottages for 4 to 12 people. 

Villages Nature® Paris enjoys fantastic activities for children and teenagers, such as the spacious outdoor play areas, interactive educational farm and Aqualagon, an exciting tropical-themed water park. 

The Parc offers a host of amenities, including:

  • Large outdoor lagoons with six water slides
  • Deep Nature® Spa: sauna, hammam Turkish steam bath, salt cabin, massage
  • Wifi included 
  • Pets allowed
  • Wifi included

Les Trois Forêts

Dabo in Moselle Region of France
Dabo in Moselle region of France

Situated in the heart of an ancient forest in the Moselle region of eastern France, Les Trois Forets is the place to recharge, unwind and relax among the lakes, unspoilt open spaces and scented fir trees. 

Known as the country of three borders, this is an area of breath-taking scenery close to the Vosges Mountains. 

The museums and Roman artefacts of the historic city of Metz, capital of Lorraine, Sainte Croix Zoo, the spectacular Pierre Percee dam lake, and the Northern Vosges Natural Park are all close by for days out. 

This is a heritage area rich in architectural and historical treasures, and the park is ideal for families with babies and children of all ages. 

Holiday homes comprise a range of exclusive, themed and comfortable cottages in a secluded, quiet forest setting, sleeping up to 8 persons. 

There are fully equipped options for holidaymakers with reduced mobility. 

Great fun for the children; Aqua Mundo has seven water slides, including the longest Center Parcs slide, wild water rapids and an exciting water playground. 

Among the activities and facilities on offer:

  • Indoor play hall ZE place, indoor play world BALUBA
  • Deep Nature® Spa:  sauna, massage, salt cabin, outdoor and indoor pools
  • Pets allowed
  • Wifi included

Le Bois aux Daims

Chateau Angers in France

Located between Paris and Bordeaux in the Poitou Forest, Vienne, west-central France, Le Boix aux Dames is said to be one of the best Center Parcs in Europe, offering an idyllic escape into the tranquil heart of nature. 

Children will love meeting and learning about the animals on the farm. The wildlife in the forest is among the array of outdoor activities on offer for all the family. 

There are cycling and hiking trails for exploring the delightful, scenic landscape soaking up the fresh forest. 

This delightful park is 70 km from Tours, known as the gateway to the chateaux and vineyards of the Loire Valley. 

Worth a day trip are the historic cities of Cognac and Poitiers for shopping, cuisine and culture.  

Local attractions within easy reach of Le Bois aux Dames include the unique Futurescope Amusement Park, a theme park based on multimedia with various 3D cinemas, attractions and shows. 

Abbey Fontevraud, the impressive, gothic Mothe Chandeniers castle, and Doué-la-Fontaine Zoo are also an easy drive from the Parc. La Vienne is a magnet for wine lovers with over 50 local producers. 

The range of contemporary holiday accommodation includes modern comfort and premium wooden cottages, and fantastic tree houses to fire your imagination. 

A host of facilities to delight families with older children include:

  • Aqua Mundo is a fantastic water park with outdoor and indoor pools with slides, wild water rapids and a water playground
  • Deep Nature Spa with sauna, hammam, jacuzzis, salt cabin, outdoor and indoor pools, massage
  • Indoor play world BALUBA for the younger children
  • Animal park with viewing points and focussed activities

Domaine Les Bois-Francs

Garden of Versailles
Garden of Versailles, France

An hour and a half from Paris and 70 km from Chartres, Domaine Les Bois-Francs is situated in the heart of the picturesque Normandy countryside in over 750 acres of silent forest. 

There is a 19th-century castle in the beautiful grounds of the park. Nearby attractions include the Claude Monet Gardens, Cluizel Chocolatrium and Le Domaine de la Foret Enchantee amusement park. 

A variety of beautifully renovated cottages offers a comfortable stay to suit your budget. 

Les Bois-Francs is ideal for families with children, with opportunities to play, discover and learn through a host of activities:

  • Mini farm with animals to observe and feed
  • Pony club, grooming, feeding, riding
  • Outdoor play area, climbing wall
  • New Action Factory, stuffed animals workshop
  • Aqua Mundo: safe, wild river experience, water tree, waves pool, paddling pool, aqua training
  • 9-hole golf course, with castle views
  • Deep Nature® Spa; sauna, hammam, indoor pool, massages and treatments

Les Hauts de Bruyeres

Orleans, France

This stunning park is situated in the depths of a peaceful, ancient pine forest amidst the beautiful, unspoilt tranquillity of the Sologne district in northwestern France. 

The area is home to an incredible 2,800 ponds, forests rich in-game, and is popular with hikers and fishermen. 

Sologne is dotted with quaint villages to explore, such as Souvigny-en-Sologne and Chaumont-Sur Tharonne, and is renowned for its cuisine. 

Les Hauts de Bruyeres is close to local attractions, including the Loire Valley’s famous chateaux, Cheverny, Fierte Saint-Aubin, and the enchanting Chateau du Moulin the pearl of the Sologne in nearby Lassay-sur-Croisne.  

Beauval Zoo and the historic city of Orleans are about an hour’s drive away, and the Sologne museum at Romorantain-Lanthenav is worth visiting. 

Contemporary VIP, luxury wooden cottages for up to 12 persons, and more basic but well-equipped comfort cottages are among the three levels of holiday accommodation available at Les Hauts de Bruyeres. 

There are more than 100 exciting activities for families and children of all ages to enjoy:

  • Indoor play hall
  • Experience factory
  • Circus Academy
  • Deep Nature® Spa: spa with sauna, hammam, outdoor pool, massage
  • Aqua Mundo: wild water rides, five water slides
  • Pets allowed
  • Free wifi

Le Lac d’Ailette

Lake Ailette, France

Positioned in superb natural surroundings on the shores of the crystal clear Lake Ailette, this beautiful park is located amidst the rolling fields and farms of Picardie, northern France.

The region covers an area from the Paris suburbs through the Champagne vineyards to the Bay of Somme beaches. 

Amiens is the regional capital, famous for its canals with floating gardens and majestic, gothic cathedral. Le Lac d’Ailette is half an hour’s drive from Reims, renowned champagne cellars, and close to local attractions, including the Cavern du Dragon war museum and the Champagne House Pommery. 

Holiday accommodation at Le Lac d’Ailette includes a range of stylish, newly renovated cottages, Comfort, VIP exclusive and lakeside cottages sleeping up to 8 persons. 

Le Lac d’Ailette offers a host of exciting activities, perfect for families with children and teenagers:

  • Aqua Mundo: 8 thrilling water slides, water playground, stand up paddling wild water rapids
  • Climbing course
  • Deep Nature® Spa: sauna, hammam, jacuzzis, salt cabin, massages
  • Pets allowed
  • Free wifi

Les Landes de Gascogne

Pujols France
Pujols, France

Bookings are being taken for this brand-new park in Beauziac, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, southwest France, set to open in the summer of 2022. 

The resort enjoys an idyllic location in Lot-et Garonne, nestling among the shady woodland ferns and pine trees on the outskirts of the Landes de Gascogne Regional Natural Park. 

An ideal base for touring the orchards and vineyards of Lot-de-Garonne, Les Landes de Gascogne is 100km from the Atlantic beaches, an hour’s drive from Bordeaux, and close to the historic medieval town of Pujols. 

Cosy, contemporary VIP, themed, and Comfort cottages are among the holiday accommodation options available. This is a perfect location for families to relax and unwind, connect with nature and enjoy a wealth of outdoor activities:

  • Nature workshops for the whole family
  • Interactive, educational farm 
  • Vegetable gardens, permaculture workshops
  • Aqua Mundo: wave pool, outdoor swimming pools with slides
  • Ideal base for touring the Lot-et-Garonne
  • Deep Nature® Spa; wellness with sauna, hammam, whirlpool, salt cabin, massage, beauty treatments
  • Pets welcome
  • Free wifi

If you’re looking for an action-packed holiday with your family, we recommend checking out one of the best center parcs in France. These resorts are perfect for all ages, with plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained.

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