Nautilis is a fantastic watepark near Angouleme.  It had massive slides, a wave machine, a ‘river’ that sweeps you along and down slopes, an indoor whirlpool, a bubble shelf and a large pool.  If swimming isn’t your thing, there is also an ice skating rink (open October-April) in the same area.  Outside you will find a large lake with an artificial beach where you can try wind surfing or canoeing.  Please be aware that for men and boys trunks must be worn.  There is a vending machine on site to buy them – in case you forget!