The Vienne Department Council in France has selected a project submitted by the Societe Anonyme du Parc du Futuroscope (SAPF), a company which Compagnie des Alpes has controlling interest in, for a 30-year lease of the operation of the theme park.

Within the new lease, a transformative project of Futuroscope facility will be carried out. The project is designed to enhance the appeal of the site as a leading short-stay destination in France and Europe.

The project includes the deployment of three major attractions between now and 2025, as well as the renovation of green spaces, outdoor facilities, new animations and creating more diverse dining options at the park. The “Futuroscope 2” project will integrate an aqua park and two themed hotels.

Dominique Marcel, chairman and CEO of Compagnie des Alpes, commented: “We are particularly delighted that this project is coming together today. With the Vienne Department and the Caisse des Dépôts, via the Banque des Territoires, we share the same vision for the future of Futuroscope and our ambition is to maintain and consolidate the position of Futuroscope among the most attractive parks in France.

“Despite the major crisis we are traversing, Compagnie des Alpes intends to durably pursue its ambitious investment strategy in order to develop the appeal of its sites for the benefit of its clients and all stakeholders in the regions and countries where it operates,” Marcel added.