You’ll find something of all on a journey through France: mountains, sea, nature, small villages, big cities. The neighbouring location makes France particularly attractive for a family holiday for Germans. In the north you have pleasant summer temperatures around 23 C° while in the south you can have it really warm with temperatures over 30 C°.
Versatile landscape in the family vacation in France
France is one of the most varied European tourist destinations in terms of landscape. During your family holiday in France, you will encounter high, sometimes steeply rising mountains (Mont Blanc, at 4810 m, is one of the highest mountains in Europe), lush green low mountain ranges, steep or flat coastal landscapes, river valleys with pronounced vegetation, vines and cereal fields, dense woodlands as well as modern cities and original villages. In France, you will definitely be able to visit the most beautiful countryside for everyone on your family holiday.
The French travel season
Outside the French peak travel season, prices for holiday homes and attractions are lower in many places. The French travel season takes place during the block holidays of the French schools, traditional in July and August. So if you want to spend your holidays with children in France at Easter or in the autumn holidays, you have the chance for a cheaper holiday.
Markets and flea markets in the France vacation with children
Weekly markets are still an integral part of the French eating and living culture. You should not miss a visit to the market during your family holiday in France: It’s a feast for all the senses. Here you can buy crisp, fresh and high-quality food from the region. Round off your visit to the market with a bite of freshly harvested nectarine or a crêpe or ice cream on your hand. Your children will like that too!
Those who are in Provence for Easter should definitely visit the antique and flea market in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. It is one of the best flea markets in Europe, where both professional and hobby traders offer wonderful and unusual pieces. Perhaps you will find the best souvenir from your family holiday in France here.
Experience a different Easter holiday on holiday with children in France
Over Easter a very special silence spreads in France. From Maundy Thursday to Easter Eve, the church bells are not rung and the air is filled with the joyful expectation of the children. The French children are told that on Maundy Thursday the church bells fly to the Pope in Rome to be blessed. The bells start their flight home loaded with sweets. On their return journey, they lose their cargo all over France. So it happens that sweets for Easter are also sought here, but they are not hidden by the Easter bunny.
A multiplicity at enterprises in the family vacation in France
If your family is made up of adventurers, the mountains offer many opportunities for family holidays in France. You can go climbing with your children, go donkey hiking, white water rafting and much more.
The long coast of France offers just as much variety. Here you can do water sports as well as visit small lonely bays.
In the interior you can explore old villages, exciting forests or big cities on foot or by bicycle during your holiday with children in France.
Friendliness on your holiday in France
In terms of hospitality, France does not have the best reputation. But on the ground it doesn’t feel so bad. Children are always given a smile, and the French are also otherwise concerned about the well-being of their guests. Since 2007, there have even been honorary city tours. The Greeter are inhabitants who want to show their guests the beauty of their city in an original and intimate way. They usually leave out the well-known tourist attractions and show the visitors the city as they experience it. During your family holiday in France, you will also get to know the French way of life.
A lot of culture in France
In France you will find well-preserved cultural treasures of all kinds, which you can visit together with your children on holiday. In Paris there are numerous small and large theatres, museums and not least the Eiffel Tower, in Provence you will find amphitheatres, city walls, a multitude of museums and old churches and monasteries, in the Alps you can take the Télécabine Panoramic Mont-Blanc cable car or visit the Bastille of Grenoble.
Meals in a family holiday in France
In France the whole family will experience culinary delights, it is not for nothing the land of the gourmet. High-quality food is cultivated and processed regionally. Old traditions are cultivated and the preparation is done with great knowledge of what is best for the food. Each dish is accompanied by the right wine for the parents in the family restaurant in France. You can also taste more than 300 different cheeses and many fine pastries in France. France takes a lot more time to eat, so get into it and enjoy your meal in peace!
Discover animals and plants in France
During your family holiday in France, you can discover a lot in nature that does not exist in Germany. Your children probably only know flamingos from the zoo, in the Camargue you can experience them together in the wild. It’s impressive when a whole swarm of pink flamingos take to the air. In the Alps you can see griffon vultures, ptarmigan and numerous other bird species. Snakes and chamois can also be seen in their natural habitat.
During your holiday with children in France, you will see some trees in the plant world whose harvest promises you pleasure, e.g. peaches, lemons, walnuts and chestnuts. Eye candy includes lavender fields, violets, mimosa and palm trees.
Communication during your holidays in France with children
The cliché that the French only speak their language and can only communicate poorly in English is true. A study conducted in 2012 found that French pupils have far worse English skills than their peers in other EU countries. Simple communication works in English too, of course, but to get closer to people and really get to know them, you should speak French. A holiday with children in France is therefore an ideal way to improve your language skills!
In our offer you will also find great family trips to France. Here you can have a look at them or let us advise you personally!