For some people, photography is an art. For others, it’s a passion. It transcribes on paper or on-screen what our eyes find most beautiful. Little Guest has selected for you the most beautiful destinations for budding or professional photographers. Initiate your children and take your most beautiful family photos in the most beautiful regions of the world.
As Amélie Nothomb says, « the purpose of photography is to reveal the love we feel in a single image ». Going on holiday is the ideal time to immortalize the happy and fulfilled face of your children, amazed by the beauty of the landscape. Armed with your camera, conquer the most beautiful pictures, each as surreal as the next.
South Africa is the favourite destination for nature photography enthusiasts. It’s from the top of the Dragon Mountain, in the heart of the Drakensberg, that the South African charm operates. Playing with peaks and valleys, the sundresses the panorama with a soft shade of green with ochre notes to seduce the amazed eyes. Our favourite photo spots: Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon, or Cape of Good Hope.
Fans of animal photography embark on a family safari in the heart of the African savannah. From whales to cheetahs, many animal encounters await the adventurous tribes. Allow at least ten days to discover the most beautiful places in South Africa, from Cape Town to Johannesburg, passing through the Cape of Good Hope and the Hout Bay’s port.
The Matterhorn in Zermatt offers a panorama that you can tirelessly contemplate
Switzerland, its natural parks and mountain ranges fascinate families. Fans of reliefs and perspectives are served in this stunning setting. The city of Bern offers an incredible panorama at nightfall, while Lauterbrunnen hypnotizes the lenses with its enchanted waterfall. The very famous Lake Geneva, for its part, captivates visitors who come to contemplate it. No matter where you are located, draw your device and let the magic work. You are certainly holding a sublime cliché. Our favourite photo spots: the Lago Bianco when it’s frozen, the Gruyère and its thousand hills, or the Doubs Regional Nature Park.
The best luxury hotel for your photo stay in Switzerland: Tschuggen Grand Hotel. Located in the luxurious resort area of Arosa, this historic establishment has a long history behind it. Indeed, since the beginning of the 20th century, this place has welcomed city dwellers and travellers into a landscape that is sometimes green and sometimes covered with snow. Curious little eyes and aesthetics enthusiasts love to discover the surprising architectural works of the hotel complex, designed by Mario Botta and Carlo Rampazzi, such as the contemporary Spa where Dad and Mom relax while children from 3 years old enjoy nature excursions and organized costume parties.
Read on: our practical guide for a family stay in Switzerland
Located in Lombardy, in northern Italy, the charming city of Como is a popular destination for tribes thanks to its magnificent treasure: Lake Como. This majestic lake in the Italian Alps is a legendary source of inspiration. Between shades of blue and small houses perched on the hills, photography enthusiasts have fun with shapes and colours. Our favourite spots: admire Lake Como from Brunate, from Monte San Primo, or simply from the lake’s banks.
Read on: our practical guide for a family stay at Lake Como
The Fanad Head lighthouse and the raging sea
Visit a mythical land steeped in history and worthy of a fairy tale. Ireland, with its castles and green pastures, reconnects its visitors to nature. The emerald island never ceases to enchant photographers equipped with their most precious cameras, ready to capture the legendary wild landscapes, the sometimes haunted, sometimes princely castles, or the hectic city of Dublin. Our favourite photo spots: along the Wild Atlantic Way, Blarney Castle and the city of Galway.
The best luxury hotel for your photo stay in Ireland: Ashford Castle. Built in 1228, it’s the oldest Irish castle known to date. Now a luxury hotel 711 years after its construction, the picturesque establishment is considered Ireland’s jewel. Nestled in a green setting and bordered by the Lough Corrib, the 78-room and suites hotel enjoys a magnificent environment. Toddlers have a great time there, especially during the hunt for hidden surprises in the castle or during cuddling sessions with the hotel’s Irish Wolfhounds, very tall, friendly and endearing dogs.
From Finistère to Morbihan, Brittany offers breathtaking scenery: granitic cliffs, raging seas, seabird flights… The scene is perfect for developing unique films. The green landscapes with their natural colours and the Breton coast provide you with a unique feeling of change of scenery and rejuvenation. Our favourite photo spots: Cap Fréhel on the Côtes-d’Armor, the island of Ouessant in Finistère, or Pointe de Dinan in the Crozon peninsula.
The best luxury hotel for your photo stay in Brittany: Grand Hôtel Des Thermes. This sublime historic building of Belle Epoque architecture is ideally located in Saint-Malo, 15 minutes by car from the city centre. This adorable port city will delight your photographic objective… and your little ones who, once in the hotel, have a great time with the various kids-clubs adapted to each age. During summer holidays, the Surf School in Saint-Malo welcomes your budding surfers for fun memories to capture!
To read: the testimony of Olivier, photographer, at the Grand Hôtel des Thermes with his 4-year-old son. Visit the website of this photographer, very talented to capture the magic of the moment.
In a remote village in Provence…
From the Alps to the Mediterranean, via the Verdon Regional Park, the Provence’s landscapes are mythical. In the evocation of Provence (France), we imagine ourselves in the middle of lavender fields, coniferous forests, creeks and atypical villages… It’s moreover one of the leading destinations of newlyweds for romantic wedding photos, but also families on the lookout for the best possible shot. Our favourite photo spots: Marseille and its creeks, Cassis and its old town port, or the Gorges du Verdon.
The best luxury hotel for your photo stay in Provence: Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort. A true haven of peace located a few kilometres from Nice and Cannes, this sumptuous establishment combines the Provence’s authenticity with the sophistication of the Côte d’Azur. Its idyllic environment has the advantage of being perfect for family photoshoots. After a beautiful day capturing the delicious landscapes of the surrounding nature, take the last shot of the sunset on the hotel’s outdoor pool with, as a bonus, a panoramic view of the perched villages of the Pays de Fayence.
Nestled in the heart of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius Island is the perfect spot to take out your magic memory box. The scene that unfolds before your brilliant eyes is as photogenic as it is paradisiacal. Between the endless beaches, the thousands of coconut palms and the whales swimming off the coral reef, the island’s fauna and flora in the turquoise lagoon are ideal for photoshoots. Our favourite photo spots: Morne Brabant, Île aux Cerfs, or the Black River Gorges National Park.
The best luxury hotel for your Mauritius photo holiday: Le Méridien Île Maurice *****. Nestled on the edge of a kilometre-long private sandy beach in the northwest of Mauritius, Le Méridien Île Maurice ***** has established itself as an institution throughout the country. This beautiful resort offers parents and children a superb babysitting service and an incredible kids club. In addition, it has 3 swimming pools, 2 of which are specially adapted for children
When clouds play with mountains
The Dolomites, a sublime mountain range in the southeastern foothills of the Alps, are classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its impressive panoramas are known throughout the world for its steep cliffs and deep valleys. It’s the ideal place for lovers of nature and surprising photos. Our favourite spots: the Pale di San Martino mountain range, the magnificent Alpe Di Siusi plateau, or the Lago di Antorno, which has always inspired photographers all over the world.
Read on: our practical guide for a family stay in the Dolomites
Since the dawn of time, the African continent has been full of treasures. Zanzibar, a flagship destination off the coast of Africa, deploys its most beautiful landscapes to conquer the hearts of travellers. There, nature is a muse that never stops reinventing itself. The island is home to diverse and protected fauna, such as the Red Colobus, and nearby Tanzania allows you to discover sublime natural parks, such as the Ruaha National Park. Our favourite photo spots: Jozani Chakwa Bay National Park, Zanzibar’s spice market, or Prison Island and its famous turtles.
The best luxury hotel for your photo trip to Zanzibar: the Melià Zanzibar. Located on the east coast of the island, this luxury address offers beautiful pavilions with family rooms and suites. There are many facilities on the estate to keep children entertained and make their stay a rich and memorable one.
Royal calm and mythical friendship at the Selman Marrakech hotel
Between the curves of the Sahara, the typical alleys of charming villages and mountain ranges, Morocco is a paradise for families who love extraordinary landscapes. To inspire you and learn more about the art of Moroccan-style photography, visit the Maison de la Photographie located in the heart of the Medina of Marrakech. Touching portraits, historical photographs, photo reports, no one remains insensitive to this impressive collection. Our favourite photo spots: Marrakech and its oriental palaces, Chefchaouen and its houses dressed in blue, or Ouzoud and its sumptuous waterfalls.
The best luxury hotel for your photo stays in Morocco: Selman Marrakech, awarded several times by the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2019, which also awarded it the title of « Best Hotel in Morocco ». The terracotta building, 80-metre long swimming pool, Arabian thoroughbred stable, palm grove and fruit trees are the main components of this iconic property. In addition to being the perfect place to expand your photo collection, the Selman Marrakech is very kids-friendly. Free kids-club (from 4 to 12 years old), babysitting, welcome gifts, activities and games, the little ones are delighted!
Read on: our practical guide for a family stay in Morocco.
Pernell, 23 years, wine and travel lover, from Angers, France