Paris is one of the most amazing and beautiful cities of our planet. Even not a city but a museum, which collects the legendary monuments, and every year millions of tourists come here to look at them from all over the world. Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Versailles and other interesting places lure us with their history.
And we would like to visit all the remarkable places in the country. Unfortunately, this requires much time and money, and only few people have the opportunity to realize their dream into reality.
However, you can get acquainted with France practically without leaving Paris. Noone tourist don’t knows about the existence of a very interesting park France in miniature (France en Miniature). Its creators offer you the thumbnails of the most notable architectural masterpieces of the country in scale of 1:30, and a motto of the complex sounds as “Walk on France by giant’s strides”.
Visiting this park, you will get a possibility to be in different parts of France, look at the famous temples, castles and palaces. And all of this is in one place without spending large sums of money.
So what can we see there? For example, you can see the hill of San Michele, a Roman amphitheater in Provence, famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Lourdes, Fort Bayard (known to many by TV show). Legendary stadium Stade de France, where the French football team became the world champion for the first time, Chenonceau and Chambord castles, Eiffel Tower (of course). Meanwhile all the exhibits are located in an area of five hectares in line with their location on the map of France. For a pleasure of young visitors there are park amusements.
It’s easy to get to the park France in miniature, just get the train to the station La Verrière (departure from Parisian railroad stations Paris Montparnasse and La Defense). After that takea bus number 411, going to the park. Or you can get by taxi from Versailles very quickly.
The park is open from March, 31 to November, 11 (10.00 – 19.00).
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in September; on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays in October and November.
In October it is open from 10:00 to 18:00.
The park is open every day during the autumn school holidays.
Fireworks every Saturday in July and August (open 10.00 – 23.00).