Inspired by the Swiss countryside and with a medieval theme, Le Canton allows you to stay in a hotel set in a castle, perfect for families with children.

Looking for a place to travel with your kids? We have a tip for a perfect place for families with children: a hotel installed in a castle. That's right. You can stay in a medieval village with many attractions for the little ones to enjoy: the Le Canton.

Located in teresópolis, at the Rio de Janeiro, Le Canton is, in fact, a hotel complex that brings together three lodgings, a water park, an amusement park and a farm. All this in themed environments with all the comfort for you to stay without worrying about anything else, except having fun with your children.

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There are so many options for activities in Le Canton that you will need a few days to enjoy all that the place has to offer. And, to help you, we put together this guide with all the attractions of this hotel installed in a castle. 

Le Canton complex is perfect for families with children

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THE Le Canton is a large hotel and entertainment complex located in Serra dos Órgãos, in Rio de Janeiro. It occupies an area of 2 million square meters and is inspired by the Swiss countryside. 

most of the Le Canton attractions are in Canton Ville, a space dedicated to leisure in the complex. In it, you will find a paintball arena, a fishing lake, volleyball, soccer and tennis courts, a mini golf course, a playground, sports courts and five heated swimming pools. 

Perfect for families with children, Le Canton is the only resort in Brazil with an indoor amusement park: the Park Magic. With a medieval setting, the place houses about 15 toys, a food court and souvenir shops. The highlights of Parc Magique are the Ferris wheel, the children's Viking boat, bumper car, two state-of-the-art virtual reality rooms with more than 90 different games, a roller coaster simulator and Just Jump, a giant trampoline, with 120 square meters.

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Le Canton: hotel located in a castle is perfect for families with children. Photo: Disclosure

Another highlight of Le Canton is the Spa by L'Occitane, which has dry and steam saunas, a heated pool with relaxing jets and the TechnoGym gym. It is the ideal place for parents to relax while their children participate in recreational activities developed at Canton Ville.

Stay with your children in a hotel installed in a castle

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In addition, in Le Canton, you can choose to stay in three different themed areas: Village, Magique and Swiss Farm. The hotels are surrounded by leisure and entertainment options and connected by a free transfer system.

Le Canton's largest themed area is the Village, with 176 apartments. They are arranged in 14 blocks named after the Swiss Cantons. But what draws more attention is the ambiance of these places. When staying at the Village, for example, you can stay with your children at Bloco Le Village Landeron, a hotel housed in a castle.

The apartments are divided into: Master Village Suite, Luxury Superior Village, Luxury Village and Standard Village. There are accommodations for up to five people and all include full board and access to the water park.

The Village also houses the Medieval Castle, where various performances are held, including the famous sound and light show. In the castle, you will also find the Mont Blanc Track, the first covered Canadian buoy track in Latin America. 

Likewise, the accommodations at Magique have architecture inspired by Medieval Villages and are close to Canton Ville – the complex's leisure center that brings together most of the attractions. The hotel has 51 apartments divided into two categories: Superior Luxury Magique and Luxury Magique. 

Finally, Fazenda Suisse is an area with typical architecture and provides a lot of contact with nature. It is 2 km from the other two areas - Village and Magique -, has suites that accommodate up to 4 people and has its own restaurant and swimming pool. Among the attractions of Fazenda Switzerland, there is a small farm where children can interact with animals and ride ponies.

How to get to Le Canton

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Le Canton: hotel located in a castle is perfect for families with children. Photo: Disclosure

You will have no trouble getting to Le Canton. Located at kilometer 12 of Estrada Teresópolis – Friburgo, the hotel is just a two-hour drive from Rio de Janeiro. The route is made on a road with good signage.

The hotel located in a castle is 118 km from Rio de Janeiro and 510 km from São Paulo. If traveling by car from São Paulo, take the BR-116 to the Dr. Rogério Moura Estevão, in Teresópolis. 

For those coming from other states, the best way to get to Le Canton is to land at Galeão (GIG) and Santos Dumont (SDU) airports. For the rest of the journey to the hotel, rent a car.

But if you prefer to travel by bus to Teresópolis, you must board at the Novo Rio Bus Terminal. The route is made by Viação Teresópolis. The good thing is that once you're at Le Canton, you won't have to worry about leaving, as you'll find everything in the complex. All accommodations include full board – breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition, Le Canton has snack bars, bars and restaurants for the most varied tastes.

You can enjoy a weekend at Le Canton or plan a longer trip to enjoy all that this complex has to offer. Enjoy and make your reservation with a super special discount in this link

Important tip: Le Canton is open to the public but, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some attractions may be closed in accordance with the measures to contain the spread of the virus imposed by the authorities. So, before heading to Le Canton, check out the complex website what's available for your family fun. 

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