Located to the West of Paris, France Miniature is a miniature park that features detailed 1/30-scale replicas of major French landmarks and monuments in a 5-hectare outdoor park in the shape of France.
The park is in the shape of France, there are lakes representing the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, bonsai trees are used to show the native flora of the regions, and the monuments are placed in approximately their “real” locations. Many famous landmark miniatures are exihibited here.
Many of the miniature models are also animated with typical sounds (e.g. a choir in Lourdes cathedral), there is a road system, and the rail network is represented by model railways. There are also a few rides and attractions to entertain children.
The park also houses an amusement park that kids will love, with a little electric 4-5km/hour cars that children roam on a circuit of 900 square meters that represents France; a climbing volcano that rises to 8 meters; a boat that takes off and lands in the “English Channel” lagoon, among others.
There are restaurants on site where guests can buy good quality food at a reasonable price (compared to Paris prices that is!), even if the choice on the menu is somewhat limited. There are also a couple of picnic areas if someone prefer to bring their own food.
The park is closed during the winter. If you want to get more information about the park and its attractions, linking up with the following links: http://www.franceminiature.fr/.