PALEOPOLIS, at Gannat, is a theme park devoted to palaeontology and the history of life on earth.
Paleopolis recounts the fascinating story of life on earth.
PALEOPOLIS, at Gannat, is a theme park devoted to palaeontology and the history of life on earth. Discover the story of some of the oldest inhabitants of our planet – dinosaurs – in the 5-hectare park with panoramic views of the countryside at the heart of the Allier.
A fun, educational trail at Paleopolis
The permanent exhibition, designed by Pierre Yves Lamer, features 15 sequences of total immersion in the shared history of past and present inhabitants of our planet. Ostrich eggs, a giant dragonfly with a 70cm wingspan, a 5 metre-long armoured fish, a skeleton of Tyrannosaurus Rex, and marine organisms up to present-day biodiversity, via Man, a species among many others. A free book of games is available for children !
To make the « Paleo » experience more attractive to very young visitors, a space aimed at children under 6 has just opened at the heart of the""Galerie des Découvertes"", (Discovery Gallery), next to the mineral exhibition. Here youngsters can discover palaeontology and the world of dinosaurs through play equipment, games and sensory experiences. A fun play space for children, and for their parents too !
Treasures from French Mines
A truly exceptional collection of minerals ! A 200m² fascinating display of more than 350 types of mineral, among the finest in France.
The exhibits come from the Vosges, the Paris Basin, the Alps, Provence, and of course the Massif Central which covers almost half of the exhibition. The collection of extraordinary subtle elegance offers a lyrical display of shapes and colours featuring quartz, barite, hematite and many other minerals.
Explore the world of dinosaurs
Paleopolis shows the fun, educational 4D film « The World of TEINO » in which a brave little shrew is confronted by the dangers of a world populated by dinosaurs during the Cretaceous Era.
Enjoy a family day out with activities for everyone, with or without a guide !
Our selection of accommodations
Domaine de Rouzat
in GANNAT - Allier
Les Petites Fontaines
in ST-PRIEST-D'ANDELOT - Allier
in GANNAT - Allier
Our new accommodations
ART-ON La Tour
in ARTONNE - Puy-de-Dôme
Le Préau Fleuri
in CHARROUX - Allier
La Mésange Bleue
in BROUT VERNET - Allier