Leisure parks and zoos Attractions for everyone

Parc de la Préhistoire en Ariège

Parc de la Préhistoire en Ariège, D Viet

Parc animalier des Pyrénées à Argelès-Gazost

Parc animalier des Pyrénées à Argelès-Gazost, D Viet

La Cité de l'Espace à Toulouse

La Cité de l'Espace à Toulouse, La Cité de l'Espace

Le Vallon du Villaret en Lozère

Le Vallon du Villaret en Lozère, Le Vallon du Villaret

Ideal for holidays and a day out with your family! In our scientific and cultural theme parks, such as the Cité de l’Espace, knowledge is on offer in a fun and interactive way. A visit to the African reserve in Sigean or to the Gévaudan Wolf House - and you can reconnect with the beauty of the animal world. In Occitania, a whole host of other theme parks provide a wide range of entertainment.

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Theme parks

From space travel to Gallic huts

Curious visitors of all ages can explore the huge interactive complex at the Cité de l’Espace in Toulouse. This is the biggest theme park dedicated to space in Europe. Logically enough, since Occitania was the birthplace of the European aerospace industry.

A radical change of direction with the Prehistory Park in Tarascon-sur-Ariège - you will find yourself transformed into explorers of lost worlds!

Other smart and fun destinations: the Gallic Village in Rieux-Volvestre, the Pyrène Forges near Foix or the Vieux Mas 1900 (the old farmhouse) in Beaucaire.

La Cité de l'Espace à Toulouse

La Cité de l'Espace à Toulouse.jpg, Manuel Huynh - La Cité de l'Espace

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Airbus in Toulouse, a gigantic attraction! The assembly area of the A380, the world's biggest plane, is not a theme park, but its exceptional character makes it one of the most attractive sites in Occitania.

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Zoos

Respect for wildlife

In Occitania, you can see wild animals living in semi-liberty: head for the African Reserve in Sigean, for African Safari on the outskirts of Toulouse, for the Gévaudan Wolf Park or the European bison reserve in Sainte-Eulalie, among others.

Occitania's rich animal life can also be seen at sanctuaries like the Pyrenees Animal Park in Argelès-Gazost, the Vulture House in the Jonte Gorges… For birds of prey displays, make for the Donjon des Aigles de Beaucens or the Ecoparc du Rocher des Aigles in Rocamadour.

Parc des Loups du Gévaudan

Parc des Loups du Gévaudan, Droits réservés

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Ready for a day that is rich in ant...ics? Head for Micropolis the insect city, near Millau. It is in Saint-Léons, the village where Henri Fabre (a great 19th century naturalist) was born, and opens up the fascinating world of insects.

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Planet Ocean Montpellier

Planet Ocean Montpellier, Planet Ocean Montpellier

AQUARIUMS

Immersed in beauty

Experience magical moments visiting the wonderful aquariums to found all along the Occitania coast.

The Seaquarium in Le Grau du Roi is the 3rd biggest aquarium in Europe in terms of capacity. The Mare Nostrum aquarium in Montpellier takes you on a journey around the world's oceans.

The Banyuls-sur-Mer aquarium will immerse you in the incredible biodiversity in the Banyuls-Cerbère marine reserve.

FARMS, STUD FARMS, MANADES…

All over Occitania, you will meet enthusiastic people ready to introduce you to the beauties and customs of a wide range of animals: reptiles, snails and bees, as well as farm animals.

Lastly, if you are staying in the Gard region, make sure you visit a manade, where you will have a chance to explore the Camargue traditions of breeding bulls and horses.

Games and nature: children will love it

In this video, get away from it all at the Vallon du Villaret park. An unusual and very popular spot, where games, art and nature are combined in a preserved natural setting at the foot of Mont Lozère.

Vidéo © Aurélien Foisse

Leisure parks, theme parks, animal parks

Visit our zoos and animal parks such as the Réserve Africaine de Sigean or the Parc des Loups. Dive into the wonder of our aquariums in Montpellier or Le Grau du Roi. Let your imagination soar by visiting Airbus or the Cité de l'Espace in Toulouse. Go back to the roots of history with the Gaulish Village or the Prehistoric Park.

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HOW TO GET THERE

  • By car: Occitania has a large number of motorways (A9, A20, A61, A75, etc.).

 

  • By plane: the region has several airports, including the international airports of Toulouse, Montpellier and Lourdes.

 

  • By train: the region is accessible from all the major cities of France and the European capitals.