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A whirlwind tour of French amusement parks

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Welcome to the magical world of amusement parks! France is a pioneer in the domain: in 1955, on the northern Opal Coast, Bagatelle welcomed its first visitors, two months before the opening of Disneyland in California. The founder's grandson is at the head of the park today – it’s a family affair! Other must-sees: Parc Astérix, which celebrated its thirtieth anniversary last year, and Futuroscope near Poitiers, where amid futuristic buildings, visitors can go around the world in four minutes with their feet in the air. FRANCE 24 takes you on a whirlwind tour.