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Places to Visit in France With Kids

  1. By John
  2. On Nov 6, 2018
  3. Europe
  4. Travel Tips

If you love beaches, Nice in the Cote d’Azur is the place for you. Explore 14th century papal hometown Avignon, known for the impressive Palais des Papes fortress. For a truly unique experience, visit the fortified hilltop Carcassonne, where you will feel like you’ve traveled into a children's’ book.

Places to Visit in France with Kids

Sainte-Chapelle

Built in the style of Rayonnant-period Gothic architecture, this church’s windows feature one of the largest collections of 13th-century stained glass in the world, creating impressive displays of colored light cast onto the church’s tile mosaic floors.

Musee de l'Orangerie

Featuring a large collection of pieces by Impressionist and post-Impressionist painters, this museum is perhaps best known for the eight Water Lilies murals by Claude Monet. Other artists on display here include Cezanne, Matisse, Renoir, Picasso, Rousseau, Derain, and Soutine.

France has such a wide variety of impressive qualities to offer, making it easy to tailor a France vacation to children. Spending time down south on the French Riviera is well-suited to a family holiday in France. Many of these Riverian destinations will entice children, with the chance to play on the beach, build sandcastles, and splash in the sea. Try the relaxed pace of Aix-en-Provence, or sunny Nice.

Marseille is also a great bet for adventurous kids who want to experience the beauty of the city’s fjords and cliffs. Winter holidays to the Rhone-Alpes region are ideal for families who love to ski and snowboard. Consider a trip to Chamonix or family-oriented Avoriaz.