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Has anyone seen something like this while travelling in Paris?

MANSIK KIM

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This question may seem really weird because the below is a picture of Las Vegas.
but I passed by a place that looked exactly like that while going back to Paris after the camino in 2017.
I was on FLIX bus and I think I was in France at that time.
It was in the middle of the night so I am not sure what the buildings looked like but I surely saw that round thing in the middle. and there were many luxury buildings, kind of hotels.
Please let me know if any of you know that place. Thank you.

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This question may seem really weird because the below is a picture of Las Vegas.
but I passed by a place that looked exactly like that while going back to Paris after the camino in 2017.
I was on FLIX bus and I think I was in France at that time.
It was in the middle of the night so I am not sure what the buildings looked like but I surely saw that round thing in the middle. and there were many luxury buildings, kind of hotels.
Please let me know if any of you know that place. Thank you.

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I think Futuroscope, north of Poitiers, is visible from the Autoroute and has a sphere (but it is not a balloon). It is potentially on a Western Spain - Paris route and would have been on the right-hand side of the bus.
 
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Kathar1na

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Ah I see @Kathar1na has already posted a picture of it.
Like you, I immediately thought of Futuroscope because I saw some of the buildings from a distance when I walked from Paris to Bordeaux. They were really towering over me. I also see now that Futuroscope is very close to the E5 motorway on the section between Poitiers and Tours. I don't know, however, if and what you can see of the site when you are on a bus.
 

MANSIK KIM

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I think Futuroscope, north of Poitiers, is visible from the Autoroute and has a sphere (but it is not a balloon). It is potentially on a Western Spain - Paris route and would have been on the right-hand side of the bus.
You may be right on a second thought. I was half asleep at that time so my memory of what I saw is not accurate. Thank you.
 
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This question may seem really weird because the below is a picture of Las Vegas.
but I passed by a place that looked exactly like that while going back to Paris after the camino in 2017.
I was on FLIX bus and I think I was in France at that time.
It was in the middle of the night so I am not sure what the buildings looked like but I surely saw that round thing in the middle. and there were many luxury buildings, kind of hotels.
Please let me know if any of you know that place. Thank you.

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This question may seem really weird because the below is a picture of Las Vegas.
but I passed by a place that looked exactly like that while going back to Paris after the camino in 2017.
I was on FLIX bus and I think I was in France at that time.
It was in the middle of the night so I am not sure what the buildings looked like but I surely saw that round thing in the middle. and there were many luxury buildings, kind of hotels.
Please let me know if any of you know that place. Thank you.

View attachment 94956
This is a joke right?? I am a little thick in the brain sometimes.
 
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Kathar1na

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Futuroscope is very close to the E5 motorway on the section between Poitiers and Tours. I don't know, however, if and what you can see of the site when you are on a bus.
I had a look at booking a Flixbus ticket from Irun in Spain to Paris in France. If I were to travel now, I would have to change buses in Bordeaux and then there would be one single stop on the way to Paris, namely at the TGV train station of the Futuroscope. In this case, the bus will have to leave the E5 motorway to get to the station and passengers would definitely see the building with the sphere, in particular as the sphere glows brightly at night.
 
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