Take in the rides, along with a dose of Franco-Belgian culture, at Provence’s Parc Spirou theme park inspired by Spirou, a Belgian cartoon character from the popular “Spirou and Fantasio” comic series. The park’s roller coasters, rides, play areas, and other interactive experiences are a special draw for kids and families.
Themed around Spirou and other characters from his comic universe—including Fantasio, the Count de Champignac, Seccotine, Lucky Luke, and more—Parc Spirou boasts five roller coasters, eight additional rides, and immersive, multi-dimensional video entertainment like “Mesozoïk Island,” which includes up-close encounters with dinosaurs.
Book tickets to Parc Spirou before you visit to guarantee your admission, and simplify your entrance to the park. Both season ticket passes and individual day passes are available to purchase online. Discounted summer tickets may also be available, depending on when you visit.
Things to Know Before You Go
Purchase discounted children’s tickets for kids ages 4–16; children ages three and under visit Parc Spirou for free.
The park’s gift shops sell a range of toys, comic strips, and other gifts themed around Spirou and his companion characters.
Parc Spirou features two themed restaurants, as well as a terrace that includes food kiosks.
The majority of the park is accessible to strollers and to visitors with limited mobility, though some rides are not.
How to Get There
Parc Spirou is located in the Vaucluse region of Provence, just a half-hour journey by car from Avignon. Paid on-site parking is available, and a free shuttle transports visitors from lots to the park entrance. If traveling by train, disembark at the Monteux station, a 10-minute taxi ride to the park. If traveling by bus, the Voyages Arnaud buses stop at the nearby Lac de Monteux stop.
When to Get There
Parc Spirou is a seasonal destination and is open from early April to early November. Typically, the doors open at 10am with varying closing times. From April 6–July 5 and August 26–October 13, the park is open until 6pm; from July 6–August 25, it is open until 9pm; and from October 19–November 3, it is open until 7pm. Check the exact times in advance of your visit, as hours may change.
What to See Near Parc Spirou
Bookend a visit to Parc Spirou with excursions to other nearby attractions. Head to Avignon to see the Avignon Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Avignon Bridge; and Palace of the Popes. Alternatively, venture to the city of Orange to see its UNESCO-listed Roman Theater and Triumphal Arch.
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