Vacationing in France in the Summer

France can spoil many families with its amazing mix of cultural sights, entertainments, and activities; some are free, some are paid for. So, if you wish to enjoy vacationing en famille, then you have to plan ahead.  

 

MUSEUMS AND MONUMENTS

Most museums in Paris organize creative workshops for kids, parents and for just one person (if you are riding solo). These ateliers are themes; they require booking, costs €5 to €20 per child, lasts one and half to two hours. Most of these workshops are always on weekends, every day during school holidays and every Wednesday afternoon because French kids don’t have school on Wednesday afternoon. Most workshops cater for kids of a range of seven to fourteen years old, though it’s different at the Louvre and Musee d’Orsay; they start at four and five years respectively.

ENTERTAINMENT

Puppet shows alfresco, children’s films at cinemas and children’s theatres, illuminated monuments at night, street buskers, music festivals, etc. just ask the tourist officer and he’ll definitely let you know what’s up.

WHEN TO GO

If you are planning a vacation anywhere, you have to consider the season and the things you intend to see or do. As a teen, you can always travel all year round because there’ll definitely be something to do irrespective of the season, but for parents with toddlers or younger kids; it’s best to go in the dry, warm days and early summer.

ACCOMMODATION

Serviced apartments with washing machine and kitchen appliances are suitable for families. Parents with just a child will hardly have a problem finding accommodation, most average hotels have baby cots, and they gladly put a baby’s cot in the double rooms at a cheap extra cost. Several in our group, from Arizona celebrating the 5 year anniversary of our company (MesaTowingServices.com), had baby strollers and baby seats for our bikes and we had a blast with our families.  

WHAT TO PACK

  • Mask, flippers, and snorkel
  • French phrasebook
  • Water bottle
  • Pocket camera
  • Binoculars

 

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