France with kids, Paris to the South
Culture Arts & History | Family travel with kids and teenagers
12 Nights - 13 Days
Explore France with kids enjoying a mix of fun, cultural, and beautiful landscapes experiences. by visiting Paris and the South of France. Our local partner guides and drivers as well as our selection of highly engaging activities about the French culture and culinary heritage will be create lifetime memories of a perfect family vacation in France.
- Private transfers in a spacious and luxurious Mercedes V-Class
- Expert local guides during the trip
- Fun and interactive tours to discover museums and castles with kids
Arrival in Paris
On arrival at the airport welcome and transfer to your hotel or apartment in the center of Paris. Free time in family to relax and wander in the lively streets around your hotel.
Introduction to Paris with amazing views
After breakfast, meet your private guide for an introduction of Paris with a walking tour on the Islands (Ile de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis). Your guide introduce Paris’ history while walking in front of many famous monuments. You walk on the Ile de La Cité where the Sainte-Chapelle was built to protect the relics of the Christ and the Conciergerie operated as a prison during the French revolution. Enter the building with a spectacular gothic vaulted ceiling and learn about the prison at the time of ‘La Terreur’ while passing by the gloomy cells. Notre-Dame Cathedral, dated from the 12th century and now under impressive reconstruction works.
In the afternoon, you meet your French Chef to learn how to make macarons or other French desert specialties. After this fun moment, you will get to taste your pastries with a hot chocolate. A sweet start of your France with kids itinerary !
A fun and gourmet day out
This morning you’ll meet your guide at Le Louvre museum for a family treasure hunt! With a series of puzzles, you’ll explore great civilizations. Along the way, you’ll understand how the palace of Le Louvre was built and transformed over the centuires. You will also meet mighty kings and emperors, gods and goddesses, mysterious mommies, and a well-known italian lady !
After this playful moment you’ll be expected by your skipper for a private picnic cruise on the Seine river. A nice way to discover the monuments from another angle while tasting French picnic specialties like the baguette sandwich or various sorts of cheese. Eating is also a way to experience France with kids !
Vaux-le-Vicomte castle, a royal visit
After free morning to relax, your private driver will pick you up at your accommodation and take you to a discover of Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle, a 17th century masterpiece that is said to have inspired Versailles castle. Every Saturdays from May to October the château and its Jardins à la française are enlightened with 2 000 candles. An enchanting and magical family evening that will give you a new perspective on the estate. After your visit you will have dinner at the restaurant of the Chateau overlooking the gardens and be transfered back to Paris after the firework.
Journey to Avignon
Continue your France with kids itinerary on this travel day. After breakfast you will be privately transferred to the train station to take the high-speed train from Paris to Avignon in Provence. After dropping off your luggage at the hotel you will spend your afternoon discovering the charming city of Avignon, well known for the Palace of the Popes, the biggest gothic palace in the world, built in the 14th century and listed by UNESCO as world heritage. Free time as a family to stroll in the narrow streets of the old town along the private mansions and have a drink on La Manutention terrace.
Time travel to the Roman period
After breakfast, your private local guide will pick you up in Avignon and take you to a fabulous journey to the provencal Roman sites, a must to experience France with kids. From ancient amphitheaters to aqueducts, temples, forums and more, the Provence region is full of interesting and well preserved Roman remains from 70 BCE till 90 CE. You will discover among others with the explanations of your private guide the Pont du Gard, Nimes arenas where gladiators used to fight as well as Arles amphitheater.
Lavender fields & Luberon villages
Today your guide will lead you to the Luberon villages, classified as “the most beautiful villages in France”. Start with Gordes, a gorgeous perched village and the Abbey de Senanque surrounded by lavender fields, blooming from June to August. The visit continues with Roussillon, a little village perched on an ochre cliff with a walking path through this natural wonder, easy to take with kids.
Active day and lovely landscapes
This morning is dedicated to outdoor with your private local guide : go for a 3-hour family private bike ride in the Dentelles de Montmirail area, north-eastof Avignon, where olive trees and vineyards grow at the feet of the Mont Ventoux. Though the area is pretty hilly, you’ll discover beautiful landscapes without even a sweat with your electric bikes!
Coastal journey to Antibes
After breakfast, you will be privately transferred to the train station and you will take the high-speed train from Avignon to Antibes. Along the way the whole family will get a great coastal view. Free time in the afternoon.
Afternoon at sea
Free morning to relax at the pool or on the private beach of the hotel. You will spend the afternoon onboard a yacht on the Mediterranean Sea towards the scenic coast of St Jean-Cap-Ferrat or the Lerins Islands– snacks, drinks and snorkeling gear will help make the ride unforgettable.
Day tour to discover the Riviera
After breakfast you will have a private tour beginning with the visit of the old town of Nice. Your local guide will initiate you to Nice specialties like the socca, olive oil or delicious confectionaries at the Auer shop. You will then discover Eze, a small and picturesque perched village on the road to Monaco. Take time to get lost in the cobbled streets of the medieval village before spending the afternoon in Monaco to see the billionnaire’s yachts and the oceanographic museum, a perfect way to enjoy some family time!
Hiking day through the Esterel
Another outdoor day for your family today as you will hike in the natural park of Esterel. During this hike you will enjoy the red rocks, the sea’s turquoise blue water and the green setting of the Mediterranean vegetation.
Departure day : your private driver will pick you up and transfer your family to Nice airport. All good things have an end and this will be the one of your France with kids itinerary as you say goodbye to France.