The best destinations to visit in France and where to stay


Whether alone, as a couple, with family, or with friends, France is a pleasant European destination to visit at any time of the year. Its abundant and diverse coastal scenery, mountainous landscapes, and UNESCO World Heritage sites have earned it a solid reputation as the Country of light. Zoom in on some of our most beautiful French destinations!


France has been the world’s leading tourist destination since the 1990s. A blend of history, culture, arts, literature, gastronomy and oenology, France has an exceptionally rich heritage. Geographically, it is one of the few countries with a remarkable variety of landscapes.


1 – January at Ecrin Blanc

Ski holidays and cosy moments


Winter holidays are all about skiing! Head for the Ecrin Blanc ****, an architectural gem in the prestigious resort of Courchevel. Nestling at the gateway to nature, this exceptional hotel has been designed in the purest tradition of mountain chalets.

With ski-in/ski-out access to 600 km of pistes served entirely by ski lifts, Courchevel 1650 is the ideal family destination for hurtling down the slopes of the world’s largest ski area. Summer and winter alike, the resort offers families the perfect blend of leisure, culture and the French art of living, all combined with the charm of an authentic Savoyard village.


2 – February at Domaine des Étangs

Nature weekend in love

One of the Domaine des Etangs bedrooms

February, the month of love… For Valentine’s Day, treat yourself to a room in a charming South-Western establishment. Domaine des Étangs is nestled in the heart of the Charente region of France, renowned for the tranquillity of its green and hilly landscapes. Comprising 11 suites and 6 small houses, this 11th-century castle is located on 1,000 hectares of pristine nature.

Our « favourite » accommodation for a romantic weekend is Suite Vénus. Spread over 147 sqm, this suite with its chic country decoration boasts a comfortable bedroom, a spacious living room with copper tones, and a bright bathroom. To round off your romance-themed stay, dine at the hotel’s Dyades restaurant. Rustic decoration and local cuisine, this is definitely the ideal venue for a candlelit dinner!


3 – March at Belambra Club Golfe de Lozari

Family break in Corsica


Just a stone’s throw from Calvi, the Belambra Club Golfe de Lozari has created a cocoon of well-being in a charming, intimate corner of nature. Enjoy a sunny and relaxing month of March for all the family in the gentle Corsican countryside.

A family getaway awaits you in a 22-hectare pine forest between sea and mountains, with direct access from your accommodation to the turquoise waters of a sandy beach. With its 450 sqm swimming pool, its many sports and fitness facilities and its clubs for young guests, this hotel is the ideal place to spend a relaxing family holiday by the beach, or strolling around one of the many sites on the island of beauty.


4 – Avril at Royal Evian

Gastronomy on the shores of Lake Geneva

The view of the Lac Leman from Royal Evian Hotel

Tucked away in the heart of a huge park, Royal Evian offers a breath-taking panoramic view of Lake Geneva and the Alpine peaks. The 5-star establishment provides a host of family experiences with its overflowing swimming pool, incredible kids-club, internationally renowned golf course, adjoining rooms, and « Les Fresques » Michelin-star gourmet restaurant. Be that as it may, Catherine (Justine’s mom) confirms that Switzerland is one of the best family destinations.

The Art Deco architectural restaurant is the ideal place to taste the best of European cuisine. Its panoramic terrace promises a breath-taking view of the Franco-Swiss Lake. Their Spring Menu offers a selection of gourmet delicacies for both the young and the old. Highlights on its menu include perch served on a steaming pebble, cider reduction, red apples and spelt from Sault.


5 – May at Château de Carrasses

Meet in South of France



Château de Carrasses is an architectural gem located in the heart of the Languedoc region. Nestled among vineyards and surrounded by a picturesque landscape, this 19ᵉ century château offers a unique family experience combining luxury, history and charm. Elegant rooms, spacious suites or private cottages await you. You’ll enjoy superior accommodation thanks to tastefully decorated accommodation. The Château offers wine tastings for parents, and guided tours to discover the secrets of local viticulture for families. A holiday in the heart of nature awaits you, with a truly ideal setting in which to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding area!


6 – June at Chalet Royalp

Unwind near Lake Geneva

Chalet Royalp Pool

We promised you hotels in France, but we admit we cheated a little… It is nestled in a green setting, 45 minutes from the French-Swiss border and 40 minutes from Montreux, that we discover the sumptuous Chalet RoyAlp Hôtel & Spa *****. Located in Villars-sur-Ollon, this dream establishment is in fact the first « ski-in, ski-out » hotel in the canton of Vaud, which makes it the ideal base for lovers of skiing or hiking. Indeed, if the hotel lends itself perfectly to skiing in winter, its location also allows it to offer numerous outdoor activities to its guests in summer.

In addition to the many fun activities that are sure to please the youngest guests – including a free kids’ club open to children aged 4 to 12 and a teens’ room with table football, pool table and games consoles – it is the sublime 1,200 sqm spa with indoor swimming pool, sauna, hammam, whirlpool, multi-sensory showers and massage rooms that will charm parents in search of a relaxing and energising stay.


7 – July at Terre Blanche

Golf and hiking

The infinite pool of the Terre Blanche

Immersed in the sweet scents of lavender and olive groves, the sublime Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort is located in Tourrettes, in the Provençal hinterland. We adore its luxurious overflowing swimming pool with a view of the Pays de Fayence, and its Michelin-star restaurant. Good news for children under the age of 7: they get full board every summer!

This hotel particularly appeals to families who love golf and hiking. The kids-clubs’ leaders also organise a wide range of eco-responsible services. These include a tree climbing course, a climbing wall and a zip-line descent. Parents, for their part, can enjoy any of the two world-class 18-hole golf courses (« Le Château » and « Le Riou ») and the GEO-certified golf training centre.


8- August at Domaine de Manville

The magic of the South

The Manville Domain

Discover Le Domaine de Manville in Les Baux-de-Provence, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Located in the heart of the Alpilles Natural Park, this Provençal address enjoys the colours and scents of the surrounding pine forests, vineyards, and olive groves.

While the youngest guests are pampered by experienced and affectionate babysitting service nannies, children over 4 years of age can enjoy themselves at the kids club. Meanwhile, parents can relax at the hotel’s spa or perfect their golfing skills on the property’s 18-hole course. Other must-do family activities include hiking, horseback riding, flying over the Alpilles, yoga and Pilates lessons, and a visit to Vincent Van-Gogh’s house.


9 – September at Flamants Roses

Sea, tranquillity and private beach

The beach of Flamants Roses Hotel

Ideally located at the edge of the Mediterranean Sea, and only 20 minutes from the city of Perpignan, the Grand Hotel Les Flamants Roses Thalasso & Spa is the perfect destination to enjoy the last rays of the summer sun. The hotel emphasizes wellness and plenitude with its luxury spa, suitable for both young and old travellers.

Kids benefit from free access to the marine area where three heated seawater pools await them. Teenagers, on the other hand, can enjoy customised care and treatment at the wellness centre; while parents relax on the hotel’s private beach and in its 1,200 sqm thalasso, which includes three heated swimming pools, an oriental hammam and a sauna.


10 – October at Hôtel de Sers

High-end luxury in the City of Light

The view from the Shangri-La bedroom

You can’t visit France without visiting its capital! For a Parisian weekend with a Belle Époque theme, discerning families should head to the Hôtel de Sers ****.This Haussmann-style ‘baby palace’ is decorated in a contemporary style.

Nestling on the corner of the famous Avenue Georges V, just 500 metres from the Champs Elysées, this hotel boasts an incredible façade typical of the historic buildings of the Right Bank, renowned for its generously proportioned establishments. This boutique hotel is the ideal base for discerning families looking for comfort, space and luxury in the heart of one of the world’s most beautiful capitals.


11 – November at Club Med Opio Resort

An autumn break under the sun

Opio Club Med

Provence is undoubtedly one of the favourite destinations for families, and Little Guest understands this. In order to satisfy your desires, we have selected a hotel pearl in the Cannes region, the Club Med Opio Resort ****. This establishment is set in a natural setting, in the heart of the largest olive grove in Provence.

A wide range of family activities are offered in and around this iconic hotel!


12 – December at Les Fermes de Marie

A magical family Christmas

The living room of the Fermes de Marie Domain

Aim for Megève, in Haute-Savoie, the oldest ski village in France, where you can explore the intimate and bucolic Les Fermes de Marie hotel. This small hamlet of top-of-the-range chalets offers a stunning view of the Alpine mountains. There is a genuine family cottage at about a stone’s throw from the slopes, where the hotel can take bring you to every day, thanks to its private shuttle service.

Children aged 5 to 10 can enjoy the kids-club every day at Les Fermes de Marie. In the meantime, the nannies take care of the Toddlers, for their part, are cared for by at the babysitting service. Parents, for their part, are able to relax at the 1,000 sqm Spa Pure Altitude. This 5-star establishment is perfect for the Christmas season, just as some other hotels in the collection! An original menu of local specialities is also served to families celebrating New Year’s Eve in the resort.



Pernell, 23 years old, travel lover, from Angers, France

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