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Last-minute offers for Gites in France

New – look out for our new special offer emails featuring deals across a range of family-friendly gites in France. As well as our top posts on all things France (from driving licence rules to taking pets abroad) you’ll also benefit from our latest deals as we have them. Poitou-Charentes Escape to Charente, Saint-Front, Charente […]

Christmas in France

CHRISTMAS is a time for traditions – but expatriates in France will have noticed several differences between the French way of doing things and what they have been used to. Here are just a few ways Christmas in France may be just a little different… Christmas cards Although Christmas cards are available in shops, French […]

No-fly Family Holidays

  An interesting question was posed to me earlier this year… is it possible to take a no-fly family holiday in the south of France? Answering the question became this year’s summer family holiday. The children and I discussed the question over supper late one evening in May; whether we jump in the car, or […]

Late Villa Deals from Vintage Travel – Save up to £600

Vintage Travel are currently offering villas in the south west of France with savings of up to £600 in August.

Try Villa Soulages in Aveyron – An idyllic place where time stands still and beauty overwhelms. The spectacular setting of Soulages will not fail to impress: surrounded by landscaped gardens, there lies nothing between you and the stunning panoramic views over tree clad hills, the deep river valley below and the open sky.

Click on ‘Read…’ for more details and how to book.

Chateaux of the Loire Cycling Special Offer

We thought we’d let you know about the great offers the guys at Headwater are offering France for Families subscribers.

Their featured offer is book their Chateaux of the Loire Cycling holiday and they’ll upgrade your room on the first and last night of your holiday. Click on ‘Read…’ below for details and many more offers.

This featured cycling holiday offer is a route through the Loire’s majestic forests, vineyards, poppies and sunflowers on traffic-free lanes. Not to be missed.

30% Discount on Remaining Summer Breaks at Château

Stay at Le Pavillon de St. Agnan this summer and save 30%. Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Dordogne, the château, its holiday homes and grounds, including 2 heated pools, offers cultural-minded families a peaceful setting to enjoy a break. For details of the offer and to find out more about the excellent holidays offered by Le Pavillon de St. Agnan, please click on Read the post here below.

Taking your dog to France

  Taking your dog on holiday to France is really straightforward, provided you follow a few golden rules of the Pet Travel Scheme and prepare in advance. We find that there are no restrictions and only brief microchip checks when leaving the UK to travel to France; however officials are super-switched on when it comes […]

Summer Holiday Savings with Siblu

Siblu has just launched their new campaign ‘Spring into Summer’ that can save you up to 40% on summer holidays at 4-star holiday villages in France, if you book before 31st of May. You can choose from 15 villages mainly in coastal locations, each include free kids clubs, free family entertainment and free life guarded pools.

If you can getaway in June, Le Bois Dormant and Le Bois Masson in the Vendée offer free bike hire for 2, gym access and 2 massages with all new bookings for holidays taken between 4th and 25th June. See their website for terms.

Adventurers by day, Kings by night

We are very proud to introduce Cycling for Softies to France for Families. Their luxury cycling holidays are expertly planned so that you and your family can explore and indulge in all that France has to offer. Their itineraries especially crafted for families have easy cycling, lots of cycle paths, hotel pools, flexible eating arrangements and plenty to see and do nearby. Click on Read more for details of their breaks, their latest availability and prices.

Paradise for Kids, Heaven for Parents

We are very proud to introduce La Ferme du Cayla in the South West of France. To be seen 6 top-notch family holiday cottages with pool set in beautiful grounds. And they have thought of everything – spend quality time with your children or relax while they are entertained and discover new things in a safe and natural environment. For photos, prices and availability please click on the link.

I want to ride my Bicyclette…

We love our cycling here at France for Families HQ, so it is no surprise that as winter approaches we are keen to think of sunnier climes, the gentle warm breeze blowing inbetween the spokes and une vue incroyable as we ride by. We’ve picked out 3 cycle routes in France that could inspire your 2016 adventures.

A guide to Where to Visit in Paris

Our trip to Paris in August of this year gave us the great opportunity to re-visit some of the most famous attractions of Paris and at the same time introduce them to our children. Amongst other facts discover Paris’ Grand Axis, what happened to the Palace des Tuileries and the best day and time to visit the Louvre.

Tour Montparnasse 56

The rooftop is breathtaking, warm winds greeted us as we reached it, with the lights of Paris filling our gaze as we begin to identify the areas of Paris we know. There are glass screens around the rooftop for safety, but the view is crystal clear and incredible.

Le quatorze juillet

The 14th of July marks Bastille Day in France, or as it is formally known as La Fête nationale, and more often referred to by the French as Le quatorze juillet.

The day was celebrated with mass at Champs de Mars, after which followed a 4-day feast celebrated with fireworks, wine and running naked through the streets to show their freedom.

Save on Self-Catering Holidays at Disneyland Paris

If you’re planning a trip to Disneyland Paris with children it’s important to choose the right accommodation, so we asked Katie Edwards from Disney specialists www.welcometothemagic.com to give us the low down on the Disney’s self-catering option – Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch.

Says Katie: “This collection of log cabins is part of the Disneyland Paris Resort, but set in its own Swiss Family Robinson-style location surrounded by woodland, yet with loads of its own facilities to keep families wowed. ”

Visit franceforfamilies.com now to read more and discover a great offer available for Disneyland breaks this summer and autumn.