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Explore our family-friendly tours designed to create unforgettable experiences for all ages. Discover captivating destinations, enjoy engaging activities, and learn about diverse cultures together. Perfect for making lasting memories, these tours offer a blend of adventure, education, and fun for the whole family.

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Family

Family Vacation in France: Unforgettable Experiences for All Ages Embark on an enchanting family adventure with our curated selection of fun, interactive, shared, and private tours across France, specially designed for parents traveling with young explorers.  From the iconic landmarks of Paris to the historic shores of Normandy, the picturesque landscapes of Provence, serene beach holidays, and thrilling active adventures, our tours are tailored to provide an engaging and educational experience for families. Paris: A Magical Starting Point Begin your family vacation in the heart of France – Paris. Follow one of our family-friendly tours in Paris to make the most out of your time. ...

Family Vacation in France: Unforgettable Experiences for All Ages

Embark on an enchanting family adventure with our curated selection of fun, interactive, shared, and private tours across France, specially designed for parents traveling with young explorers. 

From the iconic landmarks of Paris to the historic shores of Normandy, the picturesque landscapes of Provence, serene beach holidays, and thrilling active adventures, our tours are tailored to provide an engaging and educational experience for families.

Paris: A Magical Starting Point

Begin your family vacation in the heart of France – Paris. Follow one of our family-friendly tours in Paris to make the most out of your time. The city is a wonderland for families, far beyond its romantic allure. 

Visit the Eiffel Tower

Ascend the Eiffel Tower and marvel at the panoramic views of the city. This iconic structure is not just a marvel of engineering but a gateway to the rich history and culture of Paris.

Seine River Cruise

Sail along the Seine River for a unique perspective of Parisian landmarks. These cruises offer a serene and picturesque view of the city's heart, passing by historical sites like Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Louvre Museum.

Disneyland Paris

Spend a magical day at Disneyland Paris amusement park where fairy tales and beloved characters come to life. This theme park is a blend of enchantment and excitement, offering rides and attractions for all ages.

In Paris, also explore the many parks and gardens, such as the Luxembourg Gardens, which are perfect for family picnics and leisurely strolls. Museums like the Louvre and Orsay offer interactive tours for children, making art history accessible and engaging.

Go to the Louvre Museum

While known for its art, the Louvre also offers special guided tours and interactive exhibits designed for younger visitors. These highly recommended family-friendly activities make the Louvre an exciting and educational experience, where children can learn about history and art in an engaging way.

Discover the Palace of Versailles

Explore the stunning Palace of Versailles and its beautiful gardens on a day trip from Paris. This historic site can be an exciting adventure for kids, with its vast halls, intricate artwork, and sprawling gardens that feel like a journey through time.

Normandy: Lessons in History and Heroism

Travel to Normandy, a region steeped in history. The D-Day landing beaches provide a poignant lesson about the largest seaborne invasion in history. This experience offers a powerful way to introduce children to World War II history in an immersive and respectful manner.

Mont Saint Michel is a fairy-tale island commune rising from the sea. Its medieval architecture and winding streets captivate the whole family. The abbey at the top provides breathtaking views and a glimpse into medieval life.

Normandy is also known for its traditional French cuisine. Enjoy local specialties like Camembert cheese and apple cider, providing a delightful culinary experience for the family.

Provence: A Blend of Nature and Culture

Provence, with its lavender fields and sun-drenched landscapes, is a dream destination for families. Base yourselves in Avignon or Aix-en-Provence to explore the region's rich history and natural beauty.

Visit the Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct, and learn about the engineering marvels of ancient Rome. The area around the aqueduct offers beautiful walking trails and picnic spots.

Wander through charming villages like Saint Rémy de Provence. These villages are a blend of historical architecture, local artisan shops, and vibrant marketplaces, offering a taste of authentic Provençal life.

In Provence, outdoor activities include hiking in the Luberon mountains, exploring the Calanques National Park on the Mediterranean coast or horseback riding in the Camargue.

Dordogne for Children: A Journey Through Time and Nature

The Dordogne region, often referred to as the land of a thousand castles, rivers, and prehistoric sites, offers a multitude of experiences that can captivate children of all ages. It's a place where history, nature, and fairy tales come together to create an enchanting family adventure.

Prehistoric Caves: Lascaux and Beyond

The Dordogne is renowned for its prehistoric caves. The Lascaux Cave, or its replica, Lascaux IV, is a must-visit. The detailed cave paintings, dating back over 17,000 years, provide a fascinating glimpse into the lives of early humans. Interactive guides and workshops make this experience both educational and exciting for children.

Castles and Medieval Fortresses

The region is dotted with castles and medieval fortresses, many of which seem to come straight out of a storybook. Castles like Castelnaud-la-Chapelle and Beynac offer stunning views of the surrounding countryside and the Dordogne River. 

These castles often host interactive exhibits and medieval reenactments, allowing children to immerse themselves in the world of knights and maidens.

These regions are a treasure trove for families interested in history, archaeology, and the wonders of the natural world. Visit medieval towns like Rocamadour and Sarlat, offering a journey back in time.

Carcassonne: A Medieval Fantasy for Children

Step into the world of knights and legends in Carcassonne, a medieval fortress that stands as a testament to history and imagination. This UNESCO World Heritage site, nestled in the heart of the Languedoc region, offers a mesmerizing experience for families, especially those with children.

The Cité de Carcassonne is a stunning example of a medieval fortified town, complete with ramparts, watchtowers, and a castle. As you walk through its massive gates, it feels like stepping into a storybook. The well-preserved walls and towers ignite children’s imaginations, making them feel like they are in a real-life fairy tale.

Several tours in Carcassonne are designed to engage children. Guides dressed in medieval attire bring the city's history to life, recounting tales of sieges, knights, and the daily life in a medieval city. These interactive tours often include scavenger hunts and puzzles, making the exploration both educational and entertaining.

The Loire Valley: Cycling and Castles

The Loire Valley, often referred to as the 'Garden of France,' is renowned for its vineyards, orchards, and historic villages. It's also famous for its majestic Renaissance castles like Château de Chambord and Château de Chenonceau.

Here, older kids can enjoy cycling along the serene Loire River, with castles dotting the landscape. These cycling tours are a picturesque and active way for families to spend time in the region. The flat terrain and well-marked trails make it suitable for all ages.

Beach Holidays: Sun, Sand, and Sea

Delight in France's diverse coastline, offering everything from the chic beaches of the French Riviera to the family-friendly sands of Normandy and Brittany. The beaches offer a variety of activities from building sandcastles, swimming, and enjoying water sports.

Explore the coastal towns with their vibrant markets, seafood restaurants, and cultural landmarks. The Mediterranean coast, with its azure waters and sunny climate, is perfect for a relaxing family holiday. Why not share an ice cream with the family on a pristine beach of the French Riviera?

Active Holidays: Adventure and Excitement

For families seeking an active holiday, France offers thrilling opportunities like kayaking in the Ardèche Gorge or canoeing along the Dordogne River. These experiences allow you to explore France’s stunning natural landscapes while staying active.

Enjoy great outdoor hiking in the Alps or Pyrenees, offering trails with varying difficulty levels and breathtaking views. Mountain biking and rock climbing are also popular in these regions, providing adventurous experiences for older children and teenagers.

Explore Natural Parks

France's natural parks, like Mercantour National Park and Calanques National Park, offer opportunities for hiking, wildlife spotting, and nature appreciation. These parks provide a great way for families to connect with nature and experience France's diverse ecosystems.

Take a Canal Boat Ride

Rent a canal boat and cruise along the picturesque canals of Brittany or Burgundy. This unique adventure offers a different perspective of the French countryside and can be a highlight for children. Explore historic places like Carcassonne along your journey.

Interactive and Educational Tours

Our tours are immersive, educational experiences designed to engage children's curiosity and imagination. Through interactive tours, storytelling, and hands-on activities, we bring history and culture to life thanks to passionate, local guides.

Museum visits often include workshops where children can try their hand at ancient crafts or participate in art-making sessions. These activities are not only fun but also educational, providing a deeper understanding of French history and culture.

Comfort and Convenience for Families

We craft tours for comfort and convenience, ensuring hassle-free logistics and child-friendly guides. Our accommodations are family-friendly, offering amenities like connecting rooms, child menus, and recreation areas.

Transportation is arranged with families in mind, providing comfortable and safe travel between destinations. Our guides are experienced in engaging with children, making the tours enjoyable for the entire family.

A Diverse Array of Activities

France offers a diverse array of activities suitable for all ages, from city exploration to outdoor adventures, history delving to culinary experiences.

Cooking classes are a popular activity, where families can learn to make traditional French dishes and pastries.

Wine tours in regions like Bordeaux and Burgundy also offer grape juice tastings for children.

Experience a Gourmet Picnic

Enjoy a French-style picnic with baguettes, cheese, and pastries in one of France's beautiful parks or gardens. This is a perfect way for families to relax and enjoy the local cuisine in a picturesque setting.

Why Choose France for Your Family Vacation?

France is a premier family vacation destination, blending education, adventure, and relaxation, ensuring cherished memories for every family member. Its rich cultural heritage, combined with stunning landscapes and a variety of attractions, makes it an ideal choice for families.

Join Us for a Family Adventure in France

Book your family vacation with us and embark on a journey through France's unique story, culture, and charm. Our commitment to quality and understanding of family travel needs makes us the perfect choice for your family's French adventure.

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