France is a fantastic destination for families, with lots of fun attractions, beautiful scenery, and family-friendly amenities. And the best bit? It’s a short channel crossing away! Here are some of the best places in France to visit with kids.


Paris is an iconic city that no visitor to France should miss. Kids will love seeing the Eiffel Tower, cruising the River Seine, and exploring world-famous museums like the Louvre. Be sure to take a ride on the carousel in front of the Eiffel Tower and enjoy a picnic in the Tuileries Garden.

You can also plan a visit to Disneyland Paris, located just outside the city. Family Disneyland Paris packages let you combine the cultural delights of Paris with all the fun of Disneyland!

The French Riviera

The stunning beaches and charming villages of the French Riviera make it a lovely area for families. Nice has pebbly beaches along the Promenade des Anglais perfect for swimming and lounging. Take a day trip to Monaco to see the exotic cars and luxury yachts in the harbour. Don’t miss the Oceanographic Museum with its massive aquarium. The perfume village of Eze is also great for souvenir shopping.

Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is dotted with magnificent chateaux straight out of a fairytale. Many chateaux such as Chambord, Chenonceau, and Azay-le-Rideau offer family tours and activities. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride, go biking along the Cher River, and enjoy picnicking on the lush grounds. Don’t miss the brilliant light show at Château de Chambord in the summer.


Charming hilltop villages, lavender fields, and great food make Provence an idyllic family getaway. Take a hike or bike ride through the rugged Calanques National Park near Marseille. Pick lavender in the Abbaye Notre Dame de Sénanque and buy soaps and oils. See the Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct with a museum and outdoor activities. The vibrant open-air markets in Aix-en-Provence and Arles are perfect for picking up picnic supplies.


Normandy’s wide beaches, cider farms, and WWII history make it great for families. Let the kids run free on the sandy Omaha Beach, site of the WWII D-Day landings. Visit the Caen Memorial Museum with its gripping exhibits and simulations. Take a guided walk along the ramparts in seaside Mont St-Michel. And sample cider, cheese, and calvados apple brandy at local farms.


Brittany’s dramatic coastline dotted with lighthouses and fishing villages offers lots of family fun. Take a cruise to the rocky island abbey of Mont St-Michel. Explore the pirate city of St Malo, including walking its medieval ramparts. The lively beach resort town of Dinard has a nice promenade, seaside villas, and watersports galore. Don’t miss trying Brittany’s famous crepes and cider.

The Alps

Families who enjoy outdoor adventures in stunning mountain scenery will love the French Alps. Go hiking, biking, or horseback riding in summer. Popular ski resorts like Chamonix, Avoriaz and La Plagne cater to families in winter. Take the cable car up Mont Blanc or the Mer de Glace glacier.

France truly offers something for every family. With a little planning, you’re sure to have a memorable French getaway filled with culture, nature, and fun!