Situated in Europe, bordering many neighbouring countries such as Germany, Luxemburg and Italy, France is well known for its romantic, laid back style. Families will enjoy fantastic food, including chocolate crepes for the kids and not forgetting indulgent wines for the grown-ups.
France is such a popular holiday destination with families as there are many options as to how to get there, it’s just so close. It’s perfect for little ones who don’t like flying as families can travel by ferry, train or car, as well as by plane.
The possibilities are endless in France for family fun holidays. Families can soak up the culture of the country’s capital, Paris, visiting such famous landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. For families seeking a more rural escape, head to the countryside, like many towns around Brittany, for that quaint French feel. Families looking for some summer sun should travel to the south of France, where glamorous resorts such as St Tropez await. Thrill seeking families may want to visit France in the winter to take advantage of its glorious slopes. Resorts such as Chamonix offer fantastic ski seasons and stunning scenery.
The French weather is very varied due to the sheer vastness of this country, with the climate changing between all 26 regions. Northern France, including Paris, has a climate similar to England’s, so you may need your umbrella. Whereas the south of France enjoys a Mediterranean feel of hot summers, cooler winters and little rainfall.
France really can cater for any sort of family holiday, so pack your bags and get ready for some family fun, fantastic food and amazing culture, all available in one country.
What can be better than saying you met Micky Mouse on your holidays? Disneyland Paris is a must attend for families with children of any age; there is something there to cater for all. Be it meeting the Disney characters themselves or jumping on the amazing themed rides, Disneyland Paris will be a trip that will make the kids dreams come true, creating precious memories for years to come. You can take a day trip if you are staying in the region or make a whole holiday of it by staying at one of the Disneyland Paris hotels. Either way, this attraction will be magical for both the children and the big kids at heart. More details...
Between Paris and Bordeaux you will find Futuroscope, another theme park, but with a difference. This futuristic adventure land offers amazing 4D shows, and rides of the future. A must visit for families not staying near Disneyland Paris who have kids with a vivid imagination. More details...
Provence is a diversity of stunning landscapes from purple lavender covered fields and salt marshes of the Carmargue, to limestone mountains and caves, and rocky plateaus.
Renowned for their stunning scenery complete with majestic mountains, pristine lakes and rivers, and for holding the first Winter Olympics in 1924 at Chamonix
A piece of France in the Caribbean, once named Madinina or Island of Flowers, situated between Dominica and St Lucia.
“Paris, not just a city of love, but a city of family friendly fun!” Paris is surprisingly family-friendly having plenty of attractions for children and teenagers, the city is full of history, art and architecture, with several child-orientated museums.
Famous for its celebrity visitors; St Tropez is one of the most popular tourist resorts in Europe. St Tropez is much loved by the highest members of society, the rich and A-list, and thanks to this you will walk the village streets and find expensive restaurants and designer shops.
The first thing that may come to mind when you think of Bordeaux is the exquisitely flavoured wine that has made this city so very well known. However, there is so much more to Bordeaux then fermented grapes.
Brittany is one of the more popular regions of France. Located in the North-West, people enjoy the attractive coastline, white sandy beaches and fishing villages that the region has to offer.
Marseille is not only one of the oldest cities in Europe but is also the second largest in France. Founded in 600BC you may think that a city with such history would be stuck in a long forgotten time, but this could not be further for the truth in Marseille.
Normandy is a picturesque region of France, located in the North-West. This region is has an attractive coastline, beautiful countryside and interesting architecture.
Loire Valley is mainly known for its famous chateauxs. Located in Central France, this popular region has an attractive countryside, interesting towns in which to explore