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Destination: Provence and the French Riviera
Family Holidays, Family Friendly Hotels & Things to do with Kids in Provence and the French Riviera



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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.

Provence is located in the South-East corner of France, bordering Italy, with the French Alps to the North, the blue Mediterranean ocean to the South and a whole host of medieval villages in between!
The French Riviera is a promenade of palm trees, glitz, and expensive cars! It starts at Menton and stretches south-west through Monaco, Nice, Antibes, Cannes, Saint Tropez and finally ends at Hyeres. Stylish Cote d’Azur is famed for the most glamorous beaches on earth with blue waters, and beautiful scenery.


Things to do with children in Province and French Riviera

The kids will love Marineland in Antibes. Here amongst the swimming pools and water slides, adventure golf and children's zoo, is the home of killer whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, sharks and a variety of other sea life. More details...

The Adventure Golf located next to Marineland is very popular and will have the whole family having fun golfing in the caves, beyond waterfalls and through the trees! More details...

Tour the unbelievably beautiful French Riviera and witness the glitz and glamour rivalled by few places on earth. Drive along the Promenade des Anglais in Nice and wind past chateaux, luxurious hotels and stunning palaces. See the famous casinos of Monte Carlo and marvel at the wealth and power of the rich and the famous. More details...

A chance to see some of the most stunning lavender fields, and picturesque villages of France. Nestled on the border of a great wooded plateau, the village of Sault, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, affords spectacular views of immense blue lavender fields alternating with fields of wheat. More details...

Take a tour around Provence and see the ancient Roman aqueduct and some of the most beautiful villages of France. Marvel at the ingenious construction of Pont du Gard, built by the Romans in the 1st century. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this amazingly well-preserved monument will surely impress you. More details...

The private Avignon sightseeing tour is the perfect way to explore the religious sights of France. Explore the famous Popes' Palace, the town of Villeneuve-lés-Avignon and Monastery of the Val de Benediction and admire the impressive frescos that are the highlights of the monument. More details...


Recommended family friendly hotels in Provence and French Riviera

Les Bugadières offers 3-star, air-conditioned accommodation, free car parking and including an outdoor swimming pool. It is located in the Côte d'Azur (near Marineland) between Cannes and Nice. Family Rooms and children under 12 stay free! More details...

Multi-activity Holiday Village at Pont Royal is the ideal location for to unwind. The resort is also designed to fulfil the desires of children of all ages. It's swimming pool complex boasts an outdoor wave pool, a 'countryside' pool with a large beach, an artificial rafting river, a boating lake and children's clubs for all ages. Other activities include aquagym, basketball, volleyball, archery, table tennis, petanque, children's shows and a village farm. (self catering). More details...


Family friendly self catering holidays in Provence and French Riviera

Siblu holidays -  provides great family holidays at great prices. Every siblu parc is a carefully created family sanctuary for those who love contemporary camping holidays. Each parc is packed with outstanding facilities, from luxurious mobile home holiday accommodation to 3 FREE kid's clubs, sports pitches and great bars and restaurants. More details...

Stay at your own villa with JamesVilla holidays, as the leading villa holiday specialist in the UK, they are able to offer highly-competitive deals on our villas. More details...

Pagel's child friendly holidays in The Lot department of France offer everything parents could possibly need when travelling abroad with young children. Pagel's gite complex is a completely secure, child centred environment where little ones can be given the freedom to explore and a safe place in which to do it.


Eco friendly accommodation / Adventure family holiday in Provence and French Riviera

This charming old farmhouse situated at the foot of the Alpilles Mountains is in easy reach of the famous town of Arles and the colourful landscapes of Provence. Relax by the pool and enjoy a drink before sampling the traditional home cooking. More details...

Small-Group Evening Tour and Dinner in Monte Carlo from Cannes


Spend a glamorous evening in Monaco, where elegant architecture, amazing cars and beautiful people collide on the Mediterranean coast. On a small-group evening dinner excursion from Cannes, you’ll drive along the seaside corniche, tour the Grand Prix circuit, enjoy a 3-course dinner and have free time to explore Monte Carlo at your leisure. Numbers are limited to a maximum of eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your English-speaking guide.

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Cruise to Corniche d'Or


The Corniche d'Or is an amazing spectacle not to be missed!

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Nice Hop-On Hop-Off Tour


See the best of Nice, the French Riviera's largest city, on a hop-on hop-off tour! Set your own sightseeing itinerary and hop on and off as many times as you like at any of the 14 stops. See top Nice attractions like the Promenade des Anglais, Place Garibaldi and the Chagall Museum, or shop in the glamorous Nice boutiques – the choice is yours! With regular departures and the option of either a one- or two-day ticket, the hop-on hop-off tour is the perfect way to explore Nice at your own pace.

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Scenic Helicopter Tour from Nice


Take to the skies in Nice, the cosmopolitan capital of the Côte d'Azur, on a 20-minute sightseeing helicopter ride. Following the lead of international celebrities who flock to the city by helicopter, cruise over Nice’s ultra-glamorous hotels, the Promenade des Anglais, Belle Epoque buildings and, of course, the crystal-clear azure sea.

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Monaco and Eze Small Group Day Trip from Nice


Spend a day on the beautiful French Riviera with a small-group day trip from Nice to Monaco and Eze. See the changing of the guard at the palace in Monte Carlo, do a lap of Monaco's famous Formula One Grand Prix and take a perfumery tour in Eze. With your minivan transport taken care of, you can sit back and relax on the scenic drive. This small-group day trip is limited to just eight passengers, ensuring you receive personalized attention.

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French Riviera Small Group Day Trip from Nice


From Monte Carlo to Cannes you'll see all the fabulous towns of the French Riviera on this small-group day trip from Nice. You’ll delight in the scenic drive along the famous Mediterranean coastal road, as the sparkling blue sea shines, dotted with white yachts. Your journey takes in the designer shops of Cannes, trendy boutiques in Juan-les-Pins and the royal palace in Monte Carlo. This small-group tour is limited to eight passengers, ensuring a personalized experience.

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Nice City Sightseeing Small Group Tour


Discover the picture-postcard city of Nice on the French Riviera on a small group morning or afternoon sightseeing tour by minivan. Enjoy panoramic views over Nice from Mt. Boron, visit the Castel Park, and see the famous Promenade des Anglais.

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Rooms from: 192 EUR

Le Méridien Beach Plaza

  
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Le Méridien Beach Plaza

Set in Siusi at an altitude of 1000 metres, Seiserhof is just 500 metres from the cable car to the Alpe di Siusi ski slopes. It features an indoor pool, gym and sauna, all completely free. Parking is also free. Rooms have a traditional mountain design with wood floors. Each one features a TV and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and toiletries. They offer views of the mountains or valley. Seiserhof is a 3-star superior hotel. It serves a sweet and savoury breakfast buffet each morning with hot More details

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Rooms from: 89 EUR

Ambassador-Monaco

  
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Ambassador-Monaco

Free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV are offered at the Holiday & Business Apartments Schmitt, a 5-minute walk from the Europa Canal. The Nuremberg Exhibition Centre is a 25-minute drive away. The Holiday & Business Apartments Schmitt offer bright rooms with country-style décor. Apartments come with a fully equipped kitchen, balcony, and private bathroom with hairdryer and toiletries. The apartments are located less than 100 metres from the nearest bakery and 500 metres from the nearest supermarket. Central More details

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Rooms from: 239 EUR

Fairmont Monte Carlo

  
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Fairmont Monte Carlo

Just 100 metres from Lavarone Lake, Hotel Romanda is 500 metres from the main square, and 1 km from the Bertoldi ski slopes. It features a garden with playground, a sun terrace, and en suite rooms. The rooms come with wooden furniture, and are located over 3 floors, with free Wi-Fi on the first 2 floors. All rooms offer views of the garden or the lake, and some have a private balcony. The Romanda Hotel's restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and specialises in local cuisine. Breakfast buffet More details

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Rooms from: 170 EUR

Novotel Monte-Carlo

  
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B&B Masseria Piccola gives you the chance to stay in a Trullo. These are stone dwellings with cone-shaped roofs that are typical of the Puglia region. It is in Casalini just 5 minutes' drive from Cisternino. This property dates back to the early 1900s. Each Trullo has a fan and private bathroom with a hairdryer. They all overlook the garden and share a patio. A sweet Italian breakfast is served each morning and can be enjoyed out on the patio in summer. Masseria Piccola also offers a free Wi-Fi More details

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Rooms from: 145 EUR

Hôtel Columbus Monte Carlo

  
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Hôtel Columbus Monte Carlo

Milazzo's B&B Re Umberto is surrounded by shops, restaurants, and theatres, 400 metres from the harbour. It features air-conditioned accommodation with free Wi-Fi and a satellite LED TV. Set in an early 19th-century building, the B&B is 1 km from the city’s castle and a 10-minute walk from St Stephan’s Cathedral. While the recently refurbished rooms overlook the street, the castle or the cathedral, the apartment features a private terrace. They all come with satellite TV channels and a private More details

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Rooms from: 90 EUR

Mercure Aix-En-Provence Sainte-Victoire

  
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This family-run hotel has a central location just 3 minutes’ walk from Blackpool Tower and the Winter Gardens. It offers rooms with an LCD TV and DVD player, and has free Wi-Fi throughout the building. Breakfast is provided each morning at Trentham Hotel, served in the traditional dining room. There is also a bar stocked with a wide range of drinks, with a games machine for you to enjoy while you relax. Trentham is opposite the new Debenhams shop, and there are numerous car parks nearby. The More details

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Rooms from: 82 EUR

Hôtel Artea

  
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Hôtel Artea

Located in Megalochori village, just 200 metres from Caldera, Abelonas Village features an outdoor swimming pool, a hot tub and a pool bar. Its accommodation open out onto private furnished terraces or balconies with garden, pool or Aegean Sea views. The rooms and studios are air conditioned and offer a TV, fridge and safe. The bathrooms are fitted with a shower and include toiletries and hairdryer. Some units offer a Cycladic-décor, a kitchenette with kitchenware or are split leveled. Breakfast More details

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Rooms from: 45 EUR

Carlyna

  
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Amongst bougainvilleas 100 metres from Aegiali beach, Askas offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and balcony or patio overlooking the Aegean Sea or the mountains of Amorgos. It features a traditional tavern serving local recipes in lush surroundings. A fridge and telephone are included in all the air-conditioned rooms at the family-run Pension Askas. Each has a satellite TV. A private bathroom with toiletries and shower is provided. A buffet breakfast with homemade pies is offered in the dining area. The More details

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Rooms from: 140 EUR

Grand Hotel

  
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Offering an amazing beachfront setting on Grace Bay, The Venetian on Grace Bay features luxurious accommodation, an outdoor swimming pool and a spa. Set in gardens, this beautiful resort has a range of sports facilities. Each spacious suite at The Venetian on Grace Bay has a terrace and ocean views. All suites have attractive, white décor and dark wood furnishings. There is also a kitchen, which can be stocked upon arrival, upon request. Guests can enjoy Caribbean and international cuisine, including More details

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Hotel Les Palmiers

  
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Panoramic views of Lake Zell are provided at Appartement Pfeffer. The accommodation unit is located on a mountain and features a kitchen with a fridge and a dishwasher. The closest ski lift of the Schmittenhöhe Ski Area is 1000 metres away. The modern apartment consists of 3 bedrooms, each with a TV, a seating area, a balcony and 2 bathrooms. A garden is surrounding Appartement Pfeffer and you can use a ski storage room on site. Parking spaces are provided in front of the apartment house and can More details

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Self catering South of France

Self catering family holiday South of France The Restanques du Golfe de St-Tropez holiday village. is set in a 25-acre landscaped estate overlooking the Mediterranean and the famous town of St Tropez.



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Les Coteaux de Pont-Royal, Provence, France

Whilst by the first impression that this resort gives you is of serenity; nestled amongst a collection of lush green trees in a beautiful area of Southern France, the reality is slightly different.



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Opio en Provence, Provence, France

This beautiful resort in France is one that not only provides plenty to do but is also in a tranquil and stunning setting. Located within an olive grove in Provence, you can lose yourself in the landscapes around you, whilst your children lose themselves in one of the many fun activities on site.



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