Dog & Pet Friendly holidays in France

dog friendly holidays to France

If there is one thing that the French are good at, it’s dog-friendly holidays in France!  This country is very pet-friendly and you’ll find it easy to take the family pet with you on your family holiday to France.

Holiday planning for dog owners can sometimes be a challenge in most countries, as not many places are dog-friendly or if you can bear to leave your four-legged friend behind for a couple of days, sometimes the cost of kennels alone can take a hefty chunk out of your budget.

But in France, dogs are generally accepted as an integral part of the family and most French holiday letting properties and hotels are used to welcoming pets overnight.  In fact, it’s very unusual for hotels, holiday cottages, gites etc not to offer dog friendly holidays in France.

Plus, when you are out and about visiting attractions, towns, picturesque villages you will see dog owners take their pets pretty much everywhere.  The restaurants always take us by surprise – even with our lively springer spaniel we have never been turned away from a restaurant in France – including incredible steak houses which have somewhat overexcited our pup!  (But we fed him bones under the table, so he was ok!).

Best places for a dog friendly holiday in France

If your dog is an energetic breed, consider the French Alps or the Pyrenees for energetic walks and gorgeous scenery.

The Dordogne and Loire area are also very dog friendly, dogs are even welcome on canoe trips.  And most gardens and open air attractions (such as ruined chateauxs) will allow dogs.

Dog friendly beaches in France

There are quite a few restrictions regarding dogs on beaches in France, so you have to do your research before taking your dog to France on holiday.  Read more about dog friendly beaches in France here.

Find out more about our dog-friendly holidays in France:

> Dog friendly accommodation in France

> Taking your dog to France – what you need to know

> Travelling in France with dogs

> Dog friendly beaches in France