7 family-friendly getaways in beautiful France

A few of our recommended family-friendly places to stay with the kids in France...

Sunny adventures, tasty treats and magical family holidays are just a short hop over the English Channel. France is the perfect destination for grown-ups and kids alike and this selection of places to stay will whet your appetite. If you’re worried you won’t get everything you need in your suitcase (or even in the car), think again: all of our places are well kitted-out for families. Vive la France!

By AwtK

28 February 2020

La Garenne, Brittany (four gites sleeping 2-8)

La Garenne Brittany cottages and gites

Situated in a stunning riverside location, these thatched gites are picture-perfect. Three acres of gardens, an outdoor play area and a heated outdoor swimming pool along with sandy beaches a short drive away make this an ideal destination to get away with the family. There's a 10% discount for early bird bookings in 2020 - quote 'Away with the Kids'. Book here.

Château Les Carrasses, South of France (suites, apartments and villas sleeping 2-8)

Experience a touch of unpretentious luxury at Carrasses in the form of a stunning infinity pool in 12 acres of gardens and a further 150 acres of surrounding vineyards. Choose from villas with private pools to elegant suites in the main château. The summer kids' club offers exciting activities from origami to obstacle courses. Treat yourself to dinner in the brasserie or pizza delivered to your door. Très bien! Click to read more and book.

Hameau de Montengrand, Midi-Pyrénées (five cottages sleeping 2-6)

Get a healthy dose of chic comfort in one of these five stone cottages. Stretch out by the swimming pool, soak up the sun and enjoy the beautiful views across the valley. Kids not in school yet? Get a 10% discount on stays between May 16th and July 11th. Book before 31st March and you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win dinner for two in the stunning cloisters of L’Abbaye-Chateau de Camon.

Chateau de Gurat, South West France (six cottages sleeping 2-8)

A perfect family holiday awaits in this French idyll. The cottages are exceptionally well-equipped and have their own private terraces and barbecues. Smaller people have lots to keep them happy: two heated pools, a huge sandpit and trampoline plus a chance to meet the sheep, goats and guinea pigs. Quote ‘early July offer’ when you enquire and get 10% off any stay in the first two weeks of July 2020.

Emerald Coast Gites, Brittany (seven gites sleeping 2-8)

A warm, personal welcome awaits you in the heart of the Brittany countryside. These unique stylish cottages are conveniently equipped with booster seats, blackout blinds and kids' toys. There's so much to do, with two covered swimming pools for kids, play areas galore, trampolines, swings and slides... And getting there is straightforward too. When you book you'll receive 20% off for your Brittany Ferries crossing.

Pagel France, South West France (nine units sleeping 2-6)

Seven cottages and two lodges created for families so you can relax and enjoy a fantastic holiday - and the kids can run free. Swimming pools, trampolines, a sandpit, a pirate ship, a meadow maze and a rocket ship complete with astronaut costumes. The Lower Wildwood cottage (sleeps 6) is available for May half term week 2020. Arrive 23rd May 2020, stay for seven nights and Away with the Kids customers receive a discounted rate of just £890. Book now.

La Julerie, Brittany (four gites sleeping 2-8)

These quaint stone gites combine charming original features with open-plan living spaces. The heated indoor pool and games room keep the whole family entertained and for little ones you’ll find playhouses and sandpits in the spacious garden – all in a quiet rural location away from traffic. You’re a short drive from beautiful beaches, intriguing historic towns and the world-famous Mont-Saint-Michel - place your booking with Away with the Kids.

Want to check out more places? Try browsing all our family-friendly places to stay in France, or our child-friendly self-catering properties in France. Take a look at our selection of child and toddler friendly cottages in France. You can read our top tips for a family holiday in France over on our blog.

Bonnes vacances!