The Espace des Mondes Polaires

If snow and ice at your house is limited to a Frozen DVD, take your kids to the Espace des Mondes Polaires in Prémanon! A glacier and snow drift ambiance with icebergs, walruses, polar bears and great explorers, it provides an adventure that will captivate your little ones whilst making them aware of the challenges facing the climate and the importance of safeguarding this polar region, which is a reflection of the entire planet. The tip of the iceberg is a skating rink!

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FRAC

« kids + contemporary art = yipee », is a winning equation that may be unusual but is certainly possible at the Regional Contemporary Art Fund in Besançon. During the school holidays, FRAC offers workshops for young people that are suitable for all age groups! At these workshops the huge rooms of the museum turn into an arty playground and the works themselves become an impressive source of creativity. There are also organised family visits available, providing an opportunity for children and parents to master contemporary art.

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Musée du Jouet

Cries of joy and lots of jumping around is the reaction your kids will have when you tell them you are visiting this museum devoted to toys! Imagine an immense space filled with thousands of toys; precious, ancient or emblematic of the Jura. But remember, here you touch with your eyes. So where can you play? Everywhere! Inside the museum there are interactive tables and touch screens, whilst outside you have slides, swings and other outdoor games.

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Alésia

For a French teenager, Alésia is a bit like Waterloo, Wagram or Iwo Jima… They know that something happened here, but they are not too sure what it was… It’s possible they might even think they are song titles! Let’s set them straight. Because it’s easier to understand something when you visualise it, we will leave the abstract pamphlets on the shelf and set off to live the experience, feel the ambiance and see for ourselves how the Gauls ate, slept, worked…and fought. In short, we will plunge them into a world that is 100% Gaul.

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Château de Couches

If you are not familiar with it already, it’s about time you were! The Château de Couches is THE day out you simply must enjoy with the family. And you have plenty of opportunities to do this: Halloween, Easter, Carnival… There is always a good excuse to go and enjoy the fresh air. The children can wonder off in the footsteps of a pirate, a phantom (a “friendly” phantom, of course) or a knight into the nooks and crannies of a REAL château… What about the parents, you ask? Well… you can keep a watchful eye on them as they prepare a show that they will perform for you. Believe us, that alone is worth the journey!

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Musée des Maisons Comtoises

What was it like in the old days, grandma? It’s not easy for children to understand what it was like in the past, with no mobile phones or internet. For a view of country life, why not take them to the Musée de Maisons Comtoises? Imagine 15 hectares of greenery that is home to around thirty authentic farmhouses from the XVII, XVIII and XIX centuries that provides so many opportunities to discover these simple homes that enjoyed a direct connection with nature and its many resources. This museum makes us all think about how we live our lives today.

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Ecomusée du Creusot-Montceau

Attention kids; today we are remaking the film Germinal! Wow…when you put it like that I don’t think there will be too many volunteers! Although with kids, you never know what to expect…Rest assured, we won’t hand you a pick-axe at the entrance to the mining museum of Blanzy, just a guide that will let you better understand the life and work of these brave (and they certainly needed courage) heroes of the industrial story of the XIX Century. And for those of you who are a bit claustrophobic, there is an alternative. Visit the Château de la Verrerie with its outdoor activities and animal enclosure…A different ambiance to explore. But it’s more fun to do both!

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La Maison de La Vache qui Rit®

Have you still not uncovered all the secrets of La Vache qui Rit®? With a visit to the place where it was born you will discover them all! The world’s most famous red cow is not just for eating, but can also be visited in its Jura home! And that’s not all! For over a year now, the most iconic cow in France has been undergoing vast renovation works with a view to reopening its Jura museum in spring 2018. With new facilities, a change of scenography and museography, in 2018 La Vache qui Rit® unveils its most beautiful side. More than just a corporate museum, this venue reflects the image of the brand itself: creative, innovative, modern and irreverent. We are sure your heart will melt?

 

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