France Miniature
France Miniature
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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VacationEngineer
Marietta, GA62 contributions
We visited France Miniature this June one weekday and it turned out to be one of our favorite places to visit on our trip. We didn't have time to see much of France since we were only flying out on our way from Italy but thought this would give us an interesting overview of the country's sites.

We loved it. For our two children, ages 8 and 13, this experience was second only to feeding the pigeons in Venice on our 3 week trip.

There are 116 miniature sites and monuments at approximately 1/30th the original size. The Eiffel Tower is about 25 ft high, for example. We were given a colored map in French and another list of all the sites with descriptions in English. The paths meander around little ponds and hills. Scale model trains go throughout; there are little boats moving in the ponds.

Each little site is set with appropriate miniature trees and landscaping. The "alps" had lowing cattle. Versailles was surrounded by little gardens. There were modern landmarks such as the World Cup Arena and ancient ones such as Roman aqueducts. There were castles from the Loire Valley and even Mont St. Michel on a little island in a lake.

We loved all the tiny details on each exhibit. Everything was amazingly detailed and accurate. There is an amusement park there too but we were having so much fun, we only looked at the miniatures. The children took turns playing "tour guide" and reading each description.

We had lunch at the cafe and the food was quite good. My daughter's "croque madame" sandwich came out a little browner than she liked and they quickly whisked it away and brought her a new one. The kids loved that after lunch we took the leftover to feed some of the numerous fish and ducks in one of the ponds.

It was a weekday and there were a number of school groups visiting but we didn't feel at all crowded. The people working there were all quite welcoming. They handed out feedback surveys to mail back as we were leaving so I get the impression they work hard to make it a good experience.

We enjoyed this and we'd recommend it to anyone with children, anyone with an interest in small things, or anyone who is curious about the famous sites of France.

Written July 13, 2007
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CarmensLuxuryTravel
Fort Lauderdale, FL122 contributions
Jun 2013 • Family
The park has exact replicas models of major French landmarks on a 1/30 scale with rides. It's located a good 20 miles outside of Paris. Although, they have instructions to get there by train/bus. My suggestion is rent a car. It's in the outskirts and when get off the bus stop it's another 1/2 mile walk to the park. The park is organized by regions and there are clear signs throughout the park so that one can follow the map and stay on track. It was a very hot day when we went and we didn’t think of bringing any drinks or food with us. The main restaurant was closed. They did however have a little food stand which sold drinks and some fast food. (Not a very big selection, and not the best quality either).

There are a couple of rides/attractions in the park but from an age perspective, they are tailored to kids age 5 and over. Some of the kids we saw were on a school trip. The park wasn’t very busy on the day of our visit, and we were able to go through at a leisurely pace. The visit itself lasted about two hours but since we used public transportation to get there it took us most of the day.

It was a very interesting way of exploring France. My advice is skip the public transportation and rent yourself a car for the day. It’s cheaper and much more practical.

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Written February 5, 2014
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RossendaleMancunian
Rawtenstall, UK547 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
After seeing images of France Miniature online, decided to include it in our vacation schedule. On arrival at the park thought the entrance fee a bit steep but having taken the plunge quickly came to the conclusion it was probably worth the money. The exhibits consist of many of the important sights in France, from major cathedrals, chateaux and even Mont St Michel - not forgetting the Eiffel Tower. Spread out over a considerable area (5 hectares is mentioned if you can imagine such a space) the models were without exception constructed in remarkable detail and with rivers mountains and pastures set out in similar detail this place is a photographers dream. Just make sure that the weather is fine when you visit otherwise with little shelter from the elements in the park on a wet day it may not be quite such fun.
Written May 27, 2014
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,697 contributions
Mar 2013 • Couples
Its simply incredible!! ..... ... 116 historical monuments set out on a France miniature map. in one gentle preamble you visit the alpine peaks and look out to the Brittany coastline,while to your six is the Loire valley castles and further south,Tropez. What an exploration of all of France in only 5 hectares and all in less than a day!
Its simply so beautiful. There are the green pastures of normandy,the typical cottages and apple trees leading your gaze to mystical Mont-Saint-Michel,with the charms of brittany and its medieval castles are a draw card. The American cemetery in Colleville is mesmerising,while the forts roll on ... port of la Rochelle,fort Boyard which open up the essence of Gothic and Flemish architecture in Amiens,Lille and Arras.
Look to your right.....there is Chateau of versailles, but the biggest heavyweight is still the iron-lady, the Eiffel tower. I love Alsace,the Vosges mountains and the heritage of Palace Stanislas in Nancy,with the vineyards around Beaune,the capital of Burgundy wines.
A pause for lunch and its back to the Loire,with Chenonceau,Chambord,Pompadourn chateau,all in scaled splendour,with charming val chateau on an island in an artificial lake. Sooo beautiful.
In the south-east the picturesque Savoie villages and the Arles Arena,the relics of ancient France. Provence is here with the smell of lavender making you linger. I loved the Basque country,the moors,the mejastic fortress of St- cecile cathedral in Albi and the enchanting village of Saint-Emillion.
I feel i missed something. i may do it again,in reverse.
Written February 19, 2014
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Emmanuelle B
Harpenden, UK19 contributions
Apr 2014 • Family
This place was recommended by friends and after 3 days in Paris we were ready for something different and we were not disappointed. What a lovely way to discover France and its many landmarks. The park is set out in regions and with the layout nicely spaced out, it doesn't feel crowded. It's really easy to follow your way around and the visit is made even more interesting by many trains going around. Catering facilities are somewhat limited but there are picnic areas if you want to bring your own food. The highlight for our son had to be the play area which offered a small number of unsupervised rides. We spent about 6 hours there and had a thoroughly relaxing day.
Written April 14, 2014
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offthewalls
Washington DC, District of Columbia341 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
We visited France Miniature on our first day on vacation in France. We did it for two reasons: 1) It is a fun and active way for us to get an overview of the things we might want to see and do in France in the coming weeks; and, 2) it's a fun and active way to keep our kids ages 9-14 awake while they fought off jet lag. In all respects the visit was a success.

The park is expensive, to be sure. Still, it is relatively clean and kid-friendly. We brought our picnic lunch and ate at the pavilion. The rides were a hit with our kids (and with mom). The kids thought it was even more amazing that there were no attendants at any of the rides.

The miniature tour through France kept the family fairly well engaged.
Written September 15, 2014
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Doltond
Mill Valley, CA49 contributions
A great drive from Paris, this is an unusual attraction. Not as professionally done or fastidiously maintained as Madurodam in Holland, it is still very interesting and informative. Cleverly laid out in the shape of France, it is fun to go from area to area. The food in the café is good and reasonably priced, too!
Written July 29, 2014
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Ian D
Australia36 contributions
Apr 2013 • Family
I went with a couple of 10yr old boys on Monday. We picked up an Internet deal, pay for 2 children and get an adult ticket for free.

We loved the models - what a country! There was hardly anyone there, which is how I like it. There are some excellent quirky free DIY rides. There were no queues for them, but I'm sure the weekend would be different.

We took our own lunch and drinks - there are plenty of nice places to sit. There is a drinking fountain just inside the entrance. The coffee at the cafe was pretty bad.

There are about 120 models and it takes about 2.5 hours to walk around them. A couple of the models need a coat of paint, but most were excellent. It's worth taking a break in the middle for lunch and the free rides. We spent about 3.5 hours there.

So, go on a weekday (but not Wednesday or during the holidays), check the Internet for deals, take your own food and drink, and have a good time.
Written April 22, 2013
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Alexandre J
Chaville, France74 contributions
Aug 2013 • Family
I brought there in mid-August 4 children because I went there before and wanted something not too expensive, where culture could be mixed with fun. For the culture part, France Miniature is very attractive because it can help you choose the actual monuments you want to visit or admire those you have visited but could see from the sky. For the recreation part, there are not too many games and they are not very modern or technology driven. However I have never seen the children have so much fun with these games, most probably because they did not have to queue for hours before enjoying a 90 second fun : Maximum they had to wait was 5 minutes, which was very surprising to me for a mid summer time. They played again and again nearly till exhaustion ! A nice place, not too far from Paris. Strongly recommended for small group of children from 7 to 12.
Written October 1, 2013
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Daniela A
Clearwater, FL214 contributions
Apr 2011 • Friends
It is far from Paris Zone 1 I believe it is on the Zone 5, but is worth going. I really enjoy my day and the reproductions are unbelievable, such a great artist job and you can visit in 2.5 hours all the most important France monuments! LOVE IT
Written March 27, 2012
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