By Oluwatomiwa Ogunniyi
September 04, 2022 | 9:30 a.m.
While Paris usually steals the show in French tourism, there is much more to this beautiful country than the city of lights. France is well known for its beautiful destinations, architecture, fashion trends, art museums and various mouth-watering cuisines; there is no shortage of magical holiday destinations for families in France. France is romantic, relaxing and…
While Paris usually steals the show in French tourism, there is much more to this beautiful country than the city of lights. France is well known for its beautiful destinations, architecture, fashion trends, art museums and various mouth-watering cuisines; there is no shortage of magical holiday 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 the places in France for you and your family.
1. Saint Malo
This is a historic French port in Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, on the northwest coast; ideal for a beach holiday. One of the highlights of this medieval town is Plage du Mole and Plage de l’Eventail known for their stunning views. Saint-Malo is a perfect place to spend a great family vacation; children will love building sand castles on the Môle beach and parents will be able to spend some relaxing time with each other, each making memories. It is also conveniently located an hour’s drive from Mont Saint Michel and a two-hour drive from the Musée du Débarquement d’Arromanches, making it an ideal base from which to explore this region of France. It is also 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 family vacations, which is perfect for French small town living. Some of the places for you and your family to visit in Uzes include the 1900 museum, Candyland, the medieval garden of Uzes, the Eure valley in Uzes, the castle of Uzes and much more. If you want to see the legendary lavender fields of Provence, Uzès is an ideal base.
Located on the Côte d’Azur, the southeast coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, Nice is the second largest French city on the coast and the second largest city in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, so when you’re planning a family vacation to the south of France, consider heading to Nice. Attractions in Nice for your family include the Promenade du Paillon (an outdoor area which has a perfect playground for the little ones), the Colline du Château where you can see the breathtaking view of Nice, many beaches to relax as well than taste the famous cuisine of Nice, Salade Niçoise.
4. The Loire Valley
For family holidays that will amaze young and old alike, discover the Loire Valley. It is called the Garden of France because of the abundance of vineyards, orchards and fields of asparagus that line the banks of the river; the region is notable for its historic towns, architecture and wines. The Valley has many towns to discover with 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 old structures. The Loire Valley is famous for its world-class wines, as parents should definitely seek out a bottle of their famous wine. The valley gives the impression of being in a fairy tale.
5. La Trinité sur Mer
It is a commune in the Morbihan department in Brittany, in northwestern France; the city is above all a port with a quay by the sea punctuated by many seafood restaurants. La Trinité-sur-Mer is an ideal place when you think of a family trip. Children as young as five can take surf lessons at Ecole de Surf de Bretagne, and the beach is much less crowded, so it’s ideal if you’re aiming for a quiet family holiday.
Due to its beautiful and varied landscapes and rich history, Normandy has a lot to offer tourists. Some of the area’s top attractions include one of France’s most iconic tourist sites, Mont Saint-Michel, the summer resorts of Honfleur and Deauville, one of the most notable Fine Arts museums in France, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Eugène Boudin Museum which is a must for lovers of impressionist art. Normandy is well known for the history of the Second World War; Caen Memorial Museum in Normandy gives a glimpse of history. There are also the American, Canadian and British beaches known for the war. The whole family will love Normandy.
When you visit the amazing places above, there are things you can do like; stay in family villas, read, shop and try different French cuisines.