One of the most fantastic aspects of a family holiday to France is the huge range of activities you can choose from across the country.
From the well-known beaches of the Med and western coast, to the amazing ski resorts in the Alps to the spectacular gorges of the Ardèche gorge, there’s enough to keep even the most adventurous entertained on a family holiday.
Activity Holidays in the North & West of France
Families heading to France tend to head for the obvious locations and it’s not difficult to understand why. The north of France including Brittany and Normandy is famous for it’s beautifully scenic rocky coastline, with picturesque bays perfect for little ones exploring the rock pools.
If you are into your water sports then try sea kayaking, wind-surfing and even snorkelling (wet suit recommended!). Horse riding is very popular in the north of France, you’ll find plenty of stables locally with hacks to suit all ages, from children to adults.
Head to the Centre for an activity holiday with a difference
Central France is an more of an undiscovered gem. Visit Limousin, the Auvergne and the Jura for some spectacular views and more exciting family holidays that perhaps the older children will enjoy.
From cycling to kayaking to horse riding, the more adventurous will feel right at home here.
Activity Holidays in the South of France
The south of France, including the Languedoc and the Cote d’Azur, encourage the water-sport mad jet set. Anything to do with water will be found here, from power boating to jet-skiing, windsurfing to kite-sufing, and of course every kind of sailing you can imagine.
Summer and Winter in the French Alps
The French Alps have an irresistible draw for the passionate skier or snowboarder. The fabulous resorts, stretching for miles with a huge variety of runs for the beginner to the advanced makes it a very popular destination. Find out more about ski holidays here.
The French Alps also have a lot to offer for summer holidays. The temperatures are warm, usually between 24 – 28 degrees in July and August, with gentle breezes. Mountain biking and road biking are popular, particularly the Tour de France routes. Mountain biking is made easy for children with bikes being able to be taken on the ski lifts so that all the family can enjoy a ride down the mountain.
Set in the stunning undulating landscape of the ‘Parc naturel régional de Millevaches en Limousin’ in central France Millevaches Triathlon Holidays is surrounded by forests, lakes, tracks and footpaths, perfect for combining a holiday with triathlon training. They offer bespoke ‘triathlon’ holidays for small groups or families tailored to your requirements with fully supported, guided swim, bike and run sessions as required.
You can swim in warm lakes; ride on empty roads through beautiful scenery and run/ride off-road on endless tracks and paths. They take the hard work out of the planning and logistics of combining opportunities to swim, bike and run, or any combination of the three!
Accommodation the beautiful newly renovated barn they offer a range of catering packages. Available to book now for June onwards.
New to France for Families is Gite Le Tilleul in the Dordogne.
This relaxing family gite is perfect for a fun activity holidays, including cycling, mountain biking, walking, day trips or just having fun in the pool!
Le Tilleul is a lovingly converted barn in a peaceful location with outstanding views. It features a stunning 12m x 6m in ground pool and private garden, with direct access to 100s of kilometers of forest trails. There are three bedrooms, one double and two twin.
Le Tilleul even provides bike hire and mountain bike hire & can put together a tailor-made activity holiday especially for you…