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.
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.
Head further south along the west coast and you’ll come to the Vendee and the Charente Maritime, a flatter area with huge stretches of beach. If you can tear yourself away from sunbathing, sailing and surfing for a while, this area great for cycling as a family.
Central France is an more of an undiscovered gem. Visit the Auvergne 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. Find out more about cycling holidays here.
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.
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.
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…