Finding a holiday location that suits both adults and children isn't always easy- France is perfect!
Finding a holiday location that suits both adults and children isn't always easy. You need to find somewhere to stay where you will all feel comfortable. Not a snooty place, where staff or other guests shush your children if they run down a corridor, or somewhere full of low-lying precious objects that invite disaster. Somewhere warm enough for mum and dad, not too arduous a journey for a young baby and memorable enough to provide holiday snaps to embarress the older ones!
France ticks all of these boxes! And what's great is that you can get there easily from Ireland by plane
or by sea!
We take a look at five very different options!
Here are FIVE genuinely family-friendly places in France that parents and children can both enjoy.
Country Kids(located 45 minutes drive from Montpellier) have built an amazing holiday guaranteed to give every member of the family just what they need. This place is a luxury 5-star resort for the whole family. Enjoy exciting on- and off-site activities, nearby sightseeing opportunities, ample time to relax, and award-winning professional childcare kids love. Choose from their Absolutely Everything’s Included™” family holidays or their self-catered holidays offered at certain times during the year.
A recipe of relaxation for parents and fun for kids includes luxurious accommodation, beautiful grounds, fantastic facilities, award winning accredited childcare, babysitting, delicious fresh meals, on and off site activities, petting farm visits, a café/bar for socializing and much more!
It's an old French farm converted on 7 spacious & luxurious apartments for 4 to 12. Rustic-chic decor with a comfy atmosphere highlighted by stone walls. All have full kitchens, private terrace and thoughtful family features.
Siblu Holiday Parks (located throughout France)
Siblu provides fantastic contemporary camping holidays at great prices! Siblu owns 15 luxury campsites offering 4 star contemporary camping holidays in the most captivating regions across France
Siblu is all about family, fun and freedom with a personal touch. Most of their parks are coastal and they all have services and facilities specifically made with the holiday must haves of families in mind.
All of their facilities, from outstanding lifeguarded pool complexes and saunas to fantastic restaurants, free kids clubs and even entertainment venues are all available for your enjoyment and relaxation.
Their fully equipped mobile homes (that you can hand-pick the location within the village) are tastefully designed right down to the smallest details for you to feel right at home on your holiday.Visit www.siblu.ie
Pagel is a magical place that allows families to spend time together, create memories that last a lifetime and to simply have fun and lots of laughter, and all in a child friendly holiday site.
The ethos at Pagel is to provide a small family safe haven where you can allow your children to run free and play amongst nature, making friends and exploring their imaginations, moving from one play zone to another, from play barn to pirate ship to the swings and slides, and so on. And where Mums and Dads can have the type of holiday they dare dream of. This is the place that dreams are made of!
Through Pagel, and two other locations just 20 minutes away, Champs and Mas Sarrat, Pagel aims to provide unique baby, toddler and child friendly locations focused on families and booked only to families with young children.
French Villa Holidays
French Villa Holidays offer luxurious properties to suit all your family requirements. What’s even better - the prices which will truly surprise you. Many of the properties you might only dream of staying in, become surprisingly affordable if two or three families decide to holiday together. The houses are perfectly equipped for families to share.
They don’t do run of the mill, they don’t do standard but they do offer character, charm, culture and exclusivity that compliment the fantastic weather, golden beaches and France's world renowned cuisine.
The houses are situated close to many amenities including restaurants, markets, water park, zoo and other family orientated activities. There are some truly spectacular places to stay.
Campsite La Guyonnière, in Vendée
The 5 star family Campsite La Guyonnière, in Vendée offers families all that you could possibly need for a perfect stay in Vendée, between land & sea! Close to the beautiful Jaunay Lake, you can go by bike, walking, or even riding a pony! If the beach is more your thing, that’s no problem: some of the best beaches of the Vendée are only 10-15min driving from the campsite.
Spending the day on the campsite is so much fun with an endless list of amenities for the family. They have an international animation team who will be delighted to organize activities for the whole family. Moreover you will find many playing areas for your children, such as: a water park (which opens in high and low season), indoor and heated pool with waterfall and paddling pool as well, ahuge football field, tennis court and you can also fish for free in their private pond!
Their large camping pitches are about 225m²- perfect for tents, trailer tents, caravans and campers. They all have electricity; some also have water & drainage. Their mobile homes can accommodate from 4 to 10 people. Comfortable Chalets can cater from 4 to 8 people. They even have glamping
accommodation, from their fully-equipped Safari tents overlooking their pond or their “Grand Pré” with animals, to the brand new Family ZEN with private Solarium and private spa!
They have a restaurant and a snack/take away option, a little grocery shop with fresh bread and pastries every morning, a bar & a pool bar. They also have a wellness centre!