In 1987, René Monory founded France’s first amusement park. He was chairman of the Vienne General Council when he devised the defining concept behind Futuroscope: a site focused on the future that would be home to a leisure destination, a business enterprise zone and a training hub, and which would provide a shot in the arm to the entrepreneurial spirit in the Vienne.
It proved to be a winning ticket, and now, 30 years later, Futuroscope is held up as the benchmark in regional development around the world
Technopole du Futuroscope
6 miles from Poitiers, provides over 2.9 million ft² of hi-tech office space on 200 hectares of land, as well as a conference centre, hotels and restaurants, and 13 research laboratories. It is the largest enterprise park in the Vienne, and its second-largest employment base with 250 innovating companies (multimedia, customer relations centres, e-business, etc), 7,000 employees, 400 researchers and 2,000 students.