While it can be incredibly fun, going on holiday with your
family can be quite different to travelling as a couple, as there are so many
more things you?ll need to take into consideration. Whether you choose to
retreat somewhere more rural and laidback such as in our villas in Languedoc,
or take to some of the wonderful cities France has to offer such as Cannes and
Nice, here?s our tips for the best family getaway.
Be prepared to get lost
The best way to really get to know a place is to truly get
lost in it, and your children will also enjoy not having to stick to a set
route or follow a set itinerary. By taking yourselves off the beaten track,
you?ll also discover some of the most unexpected things and find out what life
is really like as a local.
Ask locals for recommendations
Some of the best recommendations for things to do and places
to see come from the people who live in the place themselves, who will have
first-hand experience in what?s worth seeing and what isn?t. If you?d like to
find out about some of the places worth visiting before you head out, check out
our blog for some great travel guides and recommendations.
Feel free to take a nap
After a morning of walking around in the sun, kids,
especially little ones, can get tired easily, so it?s always a good idea to
recharge your batteries with an early afternoon nap. Following your nap, the
air will be a lot cooler, perfect for a bit of evening sightseeing and an al
One or two days isn?t always enough to see a place
With just one or two days in one place, you will just end up
rushing through the main tourist sites without having the chance to relax and
really take in your surroundings. Four to five days in a city or a region is
recommended, meaning you?ll be able to truly get to know your area and fit in
everything you?ve planned to do.
Make sure you have some relaxation days
Sometimes your family may need a longer break than just an
afternoon nap. Thankfully France has plenty to offer in terms of relaxation,
from leafy green parks and forests to beaches to lounge on.
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