There are different courses that depend upon height and ability,
which work their way up to the more extreme and daring, yet starting at only 1 meter above
ground, they can go as high as 25 metres plus and incorporate things such as monkey
bridges, zip lines, rope ladders, etc, but don't even bother booking this place if you
don't like heights!
The company Adventure Adventure offers three acrobatic forest parks that are situated
around the outskirts of Paris: The first is 20km to the West of Paris called the Paris Ouest Aventure, the second is 25km
to the East of Paris, called Davy Crocketts
Aventure and the third is around 40km to the South of Paris.
The Adventure Park South Paris otherwise known as Paris Sud Aventure Ste Assisi is
the oldest of the three parks, which is set on 12 hectares of a forest of oaks trees.
These are permanent forest adventure parks, rather than the mobile ones that you may come
across whilst you are on holiday in France and they
have to go through rigorous regulations and safety precautions.
With this point in mind, everyone wishing to go on the adventure trails will have a half
an hour introduction course that is compulsory, to learn how to use the ropes and the
safety equipment such as the harnesses that are provided for your safety and you can only
progress to the next course if the trainers feels it is safe for you to do so.
The first route is the Discovery Route also known as the green route and is suitable for
all members of the family from a height of 1.1 metres upwards.
This course has zip lines, monkey bridges, gateways and a mini Tarzan, and is the path for
the novice or those (including the adults) that do not know how they will react to the
challenges and the platforms are only up to around 2 metres off the ground.
The next course is the Family Course, which is a transition from the Discovery and into
more adventure, reaching up to heights of 6 metres and provides swings, gateways, ropes,
bridges, etc and is suitable for anyone over 1.25 metres in height.
Next on the list is Course Adventure where you leave the ground by a vertical ladder to
reach the foliage and is very varied, but with not too much difficulty, yet you will get
to heights up to 15 metres above the ferns! There is even a 120 metre tyrolean zip
that takes you back down to earth and this course is suitable for all people over 1.40
metres in height.
The next course is a red course, which is known as Course Sportsmanship and incorporates
the strengths of an adventure trail whilst being much more physically demanding.
It is a journey in the middle of the most beautiful trees and takes you to heights of up
to 17 metres where you will get some real adrenaline rushes, but it is far more physical
and you will need strength and endurance, so definitely not for the feint hearted!
The final route is known as Course Adrénaline and is certainly only for those with a real
passion for dare and adventure. You will need to be in physically good shape but
also absolutely love heights and speed - the tyrolean zip will whiz you back down to the
ground at around 60 kilometres an hour over a distance of 255 metres!
Reservations are a must and it is advisable to book well in advance as they can only cater
for a set amount of people at any one time. If you are in a group, then booking at
least a week but preferably two weeks in advance is recommended so as not to be
disappointed and week days are obviously quieter than at weekends, but on quieter days
that are out of season, last minute reservations are often possible for families.
The treetop adventure park is open virtually all year round, however, it does have to shut
in certain circumstances such as in severe weather conditions, so it is also recommended
to check prior to your arrival that you will be able to get the fun you are looking
For reservations you would need to phone and let them know the park of your choice, the
date and time you require, the number of people in your group, your name, an e-mail
address and a mobile phone number.
You would need to telephone 0825 150280 [ 0.15 / min] or 06 88 62 26 37 or 06 08 71
87 65 and the normal opening times are from 9am or 10am (first start) to 4pm or 5pm for
last departure in the high season and 1pm or 2pm for last departure in the low season.
If you are travelling there by car you would need to take the A6 motorway from Paris and
take the exit no 12 St Fargeau Ponthierry, which is around 40 kilometres from Paris.
Address & Contact Details:
Paris Sud Aventure Ste Assise
Château de Sainte Assise
Route Départementale 50
Telephone: 0825 150 280 - charged at 0.15 / min