Family holidays in France combine culture and adventure in a unique way. Let your kids experience a different culture altogether while giving them room to enjoy activities such as skiing, caving, canoeing and many more.
On the top of the list of family activities that can be enjoyed in France is Canoeing. A cruise on the Dordogne River takes you through the beautiful river allow you to pass many of the favourite sites like La Rogue, Gagaec and Castlenaud. Another benefit especially with the kids is that packages usually have a stopover at one of the towns where you can enjoy the local ambiance and friendly locals. Another river to canoe on is the Vézère, though this is considered a more stressful option.
The Haribo Museum was especially designed for your kids. The museum is located between Uzès and the Pont du Gard, the museum shows the fun history of confectionary, it is a delight for both kids and grownups. This is a great alternative when the weather is rainy and you need some fun indoors. Built on a water mill, this museum really is all about sweets. Bags of sweets are handed out in exchange for your entrance fee-now how cool is that? Both interactive and passive displays surround the museum making it a fun and unique destination.
Kids love trains-that’s a fact. A trip to the Le Train à Vapeur des Cévennes will enchant kids of all ages. The trip takes you along the lovely Gardons Valley to St Jean-du-Gard. Along the way are great places to stop and have a picnic like La Bambouseraie de Prafrance which is an amazing bamboo forest. The train also has carriages that are half open and have the wind blow through your hair as you submerge yourself in the scenery.
Take your kids to a more historic site and visit La Pont du Gard. Originally built by the Romans, this is one of the most popular attractions in France receiving up to one million visitors a year. There is no entrance fee and you can take your kids on leisurely walks along the banks or slopes which have magnificent views of the bridge and Gardon Valley. Both banks are complete with shops, restaurants, and children centres making it ideal for family adventures.
Other destinations for family holidays in France include the Le Bournat Open Air Museum, The Aquarium at La Rochelle and the Le Musée des Blindes (tank museum).