There is no end to the exciting things to do in Paris! Whether it be an up-in-the-air adventure, a roller coaster, extreme sports or even a spine-chilling visit, the city has lots of amazing activities for thrill seekers, and there is something for everyone.
SKY DIVE INDOORS
Learn to body- fly… in a safe environment without any risk of dizziness with an indoor sky diving activity! The iFly experience The iFly experience recreates sensations experienced on a free-fall parachute jump for those who dare. The 14 metre-high glass column air chamber provides a breathtaking experience! It is accessible to children from 5 years up and to people with physical or mental disabilities.
FLY AN AIRLINER
Sitting comfortably in the cockpit of a Boeing 737 that’s larger than life, fire up the reactors, take off and enjoy the scenery – pre-programmed from a choice of 24,000 destinations. By offering you the rare opportunity to become an airline pilot, Flight Simulator Flight Experience makes your childhood dreams come true!
TRAVEL THROUGH SPACE
Visiting exoplanets without spending millions is now possible with Yoo Moov Stations, the first hyperspace agency. Interactive 360° cinema, 3D robot spacecraft flying simulator and the latest-generation laser game: everything is there to provide an intergalactic experience worthy of the greatest science fiction films!
If you are a fan of horror or post-apocalyptic films, then head to the Manoir de Paris! Haunted by ghosts and disturbing characters, this place takes you into a world of the most terrifying legends from Paris and elsewhere. Make your way among the living dead, murderous clowns, bloody countesses, and damned souls on a visit that makes even the most courageous quiver. The Manoir de Paris provides 5 immersive haunted spectacles that give goose bumps to anyone who dares to venture there.
ROLLER COASTER RIDES
With their loop-the-loops and stunning speed, big dippers offer some of the biggest thrills. At Parc Astérix, the Goudurix roller coaster will set your head spinning with its 7 loops, whilst the inverted roller coaster Oziris propels you along at 90 kilometres per hour, 40 metres off the ground with your feet in a vacuum, in a suspended wagon! At Disneyland Paris, it is the new Star Wars™ Hyperspace Mountain that will delight thrill seekers. This exhilarating roller coaster ride travels through an intergalactic decor of sound and light for an out-of-this-world adventure. Prepare for take-off!
PARIS BY HELICOPTER
Paris from the sky offers a wonderful spectacle! Aboard a Helipass helicopter, admire the city’s finest monuments like never before: the Eiffel Tower, majestic when it touches the clouds, the Grand Palais and its glass dome, Notre-Dame with its towering belfry. A breathtaking and unusual way to discover Paris.
WATER SKI ON THE SEINE
For thrills and spills, there is nothing like water-skiing and water-skimming sports! Close to Paris, several sailing clubs offer activities such as water skiing, mono skiing, wakeboard, and tubing on the Seine. In addition to CN19 Glisse and the Ski Nautique Club de Paris, the Reef Club offers lunch afterwards on a rooftop terrace with a view of the Seine.
HOT AIR BALLOON
For an unusual and less intense activity, balloon rides in Paris are a pleasant experience. After a walk along the banks of the Seine and a picnic on the grass at the André Citroen Park, why not take a balloon ride in the Generali air balloon? This Parisian air-quality control station, 150 metres above the ground, is open to the public every day from 9am. A dizzying experience!
VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE
Become an eagle, dive among sharks, step into the shoes of a baby alien … all in the same day without leaving the room of the cinema mk2 VR, the first place in Europe to be entirely dedicated to virtual reality. Indulge in a fascinating immersive experience.
The biggest zip-wire in the Paris region is to be found at Sherwood Parc, some 40 kilometres from Paris. Inspired by the world of Robin Hood, this theme park offers all kinds of activities related to tree climbing, such as jumping from the top of a medieval siege tower, climbing to the tops of trees, and, in particular, hurtling down a 260-metre zip-line in the forest. Excitement guaranteed!
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