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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 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 […]
Which type of holiday would you choose? Are you a camper or do you like your private hot tubs? From holidays on a budget to luxury holiday homes, check out the latest France for Families holiday ideas…
Save 25% plus free kids lift passes on a last-minute Easter ski holiday to France. Find out more with France for Families…
France do theme parks differently. Very differently. Find out about the best attractions for kids and grown-ups alike in our Top French theme park blog.
Discover our top gites in the Charente – a fabulous family-friendly area of France and personally recommended by France for Families
Take a look at our latest added holiday homes in the Dordogne – a beautiful selection of gites in a stunning area of France.
8 euro-busting ways to make your holiday to France cheaper. Read our handy guide and start your holiday planning now!
Never mind the X-Factor. Check out our top luxury gites in the France that have the wow factor!
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 […]
Save up to 40% on family friendly gites in the South Vendee with Vendee Vacances. With heated swimming pools, free WIFI, bed linen & towels all included, this makes a perfect late summer holiday either with toddlers or extended family.
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.
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.
Gite with a pool in France – Check, Ferry crossing – Check, Kids – Check, Luggage – Check, Breakdown Cover?
Don’t forget to buy European breakdown cover for your trip this summer. We’ve teamed up with experts Breakdown Direct to offer you great value for money breakdown cover in France from only £12.45
To celebrate going ‘social’ with our new Facebook page we have teamed up with Castelwood to give away a 2017 family holiday to France. Simply head to our Facebook page to enter at facebook.com/franceforfamilies. Do it now!
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.
We’ve just heard that Lagrange Holidays are offering up to 40% off selected July & August Alpine breaks.
To take advantage of the offer, book a 7-night self-catering stay in any one of their seven resorts in the French Alps before Monday 20th of June. Prices start at just £133/week. Click on ‘Read post here’ for more information
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 […]
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.
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.
Whether you are planning your first European road trip or are a seasoned traveller, buying European breakdown cover is a ‘no-brainer’. We’ve teamed up with experts Breakdown Direct to offer you breakdown cover in France from only £12.45
You could easily describe Madame Vacances as a France specialist, they have been providing family holidays in France for 25 years. We recently came across a couple of their holiday places in the Vendee – St Gilles Croix de Vie and at Le Mas de St Hilaire – well worth a look for this summer…
Head to the La Bastide Avellanne in Provence Côte d’Azur, a stunning villa that specialises in family gite holidays and relaxing Yoga breaks.
Check out our list of the top 8 gites in the Dordogne with fabulous swimming pools…
If you are thinking of hiring a car in France, we have arranged an exclusive discount with Rhino Car Hire with up to 10% off for France for Families subscribers. Read more details by using the link below.
Thinking of booking your 2016 summer holiday? Why not take advantage of Pierre & Vacances’ Flash Sale? Up to 40% Off Holiday Villages along France’s Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines. Hurry though! Sale ends of Wednesday 16th March.
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.
Take a look at our top picks of the best beaches in the Charente…
Booked your touring break in France already or planning to soon? Don’t forget to take out essential breakdown cover. We’ve teamed up with experts Breakdown Direct to offer you European breakdown cover in France from Only £12.45.
We’re sure it’s not escaped your notice that Christmas will soon be upon us, but spare a thought for the French where Christmas celebrations start on the 6 December – also known as Saint Nicholas’ Day. Read our 8 ways on how to celebrate Christmas like the French…
White Christmas anyone? We’ve noticed that Pierre & Vacances have just launched their *Flash Sale* with up to 40% off family Christmas Holidays & New Year breaks in France. It starts today and features breaks in Avoriaz, Meribel and La Plagne.
Even in summer, when the main roads can be busy, it is possible to find a quiet spot, though you may have to seek it on foot or by bicycle, there are more than 60 miles of official bicycle tracks to explore.
Ever fancied staying in a Treehouse? Or even a Mongolian yurt? Or how about my children’s favourite, la Maison Escargot? Well we have found somewhere very special for your 2016 holiday in France.
The French take their food seriously. In a land of three-course lunches, three hour dinners and mandated 35-hour work weeks, the French spend as much time and energy eating and drinking as they do working. Find out our top 10 things to know when eating out in France…
Find out which travel company is recognised as one of the UKs top 10 holiday villa rental companies by Condè Nast Traveller readers last year. And offer handpicked holiday homes in France all with private pools, ranging from historic homes surrounded by lush countryside to modern homes close to the coast.
Think you’re up to date about what you should know and equipment you should have when travelling to France? Check out our handy guide here…11 things to know when travelling to France.
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.
Overlooked by many British visitors to France, the city of Montpellier is an elegant, sensual and subversive city that offers those who venture here unexpected sensory pleasures. Talk to any local and they will tell you that if you want to capture what Montpellier is all about, arrive at Place de la Comedie early in the morning and watch the city awaken.
Welcome to the Magic, Disneyland Paris specialists, have today launched their new offer allowing families to save 35%. We think this is a perfect opportunity to take everyone to Disneyland’s Christmas celebrations.
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.
Has cycling in France become your passion? Check out our latest video from the La Plagne in French Alps.
Each summer on the way back from the south of France we tend to stop at different towns on route and explore somewhere new – do you have a favourite stopover place?
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.
We were here to meet our rides, two 30-year-old Citroen 2CVs whose drivers would be our tour guides around central Paris this morning.
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.
With the Tour de France hitting the headlines at the moment it’s the perfect time to consider your own cycling holiday to France.
Measure No 22 of the Action Plan for Road Safety announced by Bernard Cazeneuve in January 2015 comes into force today – Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The road safety measure aims to prevent car accidents caused by distraction by sounds and noises.
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.