While Paris typically steals the limelight of French tourism, there is much more to this lovely country than the City Of Lights. France is well known for beautiful destinations, architecture, fashion trends, art museums and different appetising cuisines; there is no shortage of magical vacation destinations for families in France.
France is romantic, relaxing and vibrant with all the things you will enjoy and is a dream destination for many. Here are some of France’s places for you and your family.
This is a historic French port in Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany on the NorthWestern coast; ideal for a beach vacation. One of the highlights of this mediaeval city is the Plage du Mole and Plage de l’Eventail beaches known for their prime views. Saint-Malo is a perfect spot to spend a nice vacation with your family; the children will love building sandcastles on the Plage du Môle and parents can spend some relaxing time with themselves, each making memories. It is also suitably situated an hour’s drive from Mont Saint Michel and a two-hour drive from the D-day Museum in Arromanches, making it a convenient place for exploring this region of France. It has also been said that the best French Crepes come from Brittany.
Uzès is a commune in the Gard department in the Occitanie region of Southern France. It dates back to the first century BC and is perfect for a family vacation, which is perfect for a small-town French life. Some of the places for you and your family to visit in Uzès include Musée 1900, Candyland, Uzès Medieval Garden, La vallée de l’Eure à Uzès, Uzès Castle and so much more. If you’re interested in seeing the legendary lavender fields of Provence, Uzès is a great home base.
Located on the French Riviera, the South-Eastern coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, Nice is the second-largest French city on the coast and second-largest city in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur région, so when you’re planning a family vacation to the south of France, consider travelling to Nice. Attractions in Nice for your family include Promenade du Paillon (an outdoor space that has a playground perfect for the little ones), Castle Hill where you get to see the amazing views of Nice, numerous beaches to relax on as well as trying the famous food from Nice, Salad Niçoise.
4. Loire Valley
For a family vacation that will amaze children and adults equally, explore Loire Valley. It is referred to as the Garden of France due to the abundance of vineyards, fruit orchards and asparagus fields, which line the banks of the river; the region is notable for its historic towns, architecture, and wines. The Valley boasts a number of towns worth exploring by the family, including Amboise, Chambord and Orléans, and is famous for its many castles; they will make you feel like a royal. Everyone will have a great time climbing the ancient structures. Loire Valley is famous for its world class wines as parents should certainly seek out a bottle of their famous wine. The Valley gives the vibe of being in a fairytale.
5. La Trinité-sur-Mer
It is a commune in the Morbihan department in Brittany, in North-Western France; the town is primarily a port with a seaside quay dotted by numerous seafood restaurants. La Trinité-sur-Mer is a great spot when you think of a family trip. Children as young as five can take surf lessons at École de Surf de Bretagne, plus the beach is much less crowded, so it’s ideal if you’re aiming for a quiet family vacation.
Due to its beautiful, varied scenery and rich history, Normandy has much to offer tourists. Some of the top attractions of the region include one of France’s most emblematic tourist sights, Mont Saint-Michel, the summer seaside resorts of Honfleur and Deauville, one of France’s most outstanding museum of Fine Arts, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Musée Eugène Boudin which is a must-see for lovers of Impressionist art. Normandy is well known for the history of World War II; Caen Memorial Museum in Normandy gives a glimpse of the history. There are also the American, Canadian and British beaches known for the war. The whole family will love Normandy.
When you are visiting the amazing places above, there are some things you can do like; staying in family villas, reading, shopping and trying out different French cuisine.