Easter is a much better time to go on a family holiday than the summer. The beautiful days are back and you can observe the springtime revival of nature in the mountains, at the sea or in the countryside. What’s more, holiday destinations are less crowded than in summer and prices are much more affordable.
Little Guest offers you the best addresses throughout France, such as in the Var, Normandy or the Pyrenees. We have selected hotels with services and facilities designed especially for families.
Do you like the North of France? You should consider spending your Easter holidays there with your family. The town of Audrieu is one of the most prestigious in the region, although they all have the same characteristic Normandy features. The sun is out all year round, with meadows, herds of cows and breathtaking natural sites.
This is an opportunity to visit Mont Saint-Michel and get a 360° view of the whole region. Then discover the cliffs of Étretat, a real geological spectacle. Finally, Normandy is also appreciated for its unrivalled gastronomy. Try a real camembert cheese with a red wine or the famous scallops.
Audrieu is not to be outdone by the other towns and villages of Normandy. If you are looking for cultural and historical heritage, there is plenty to see during your stay in Audrieu: the Church of Saint Sulpice, the Commonwealth War Cemetery, the Abbey of Saint-Martin de Mondaye, the gardens of Brécy and the Priory of Saint-Gabriel.
The Château d’Audrieu ***** invites you into a 17th and 18th century setting, with classical furniture and tapestries from the great French publishing houses. You can enjoy a small family picnic in the hotel’s landscaped gardens. You can choose between period rooms and modern suites.
The chateau offers a babysitting service, a children’s playground in the extensive grounds and special menus for children. Adults can enjoy a fitness room, a wellness area and various sports activities. To get to the Château d’Audrieu, take the train from Paris to Bayeux station for a distance of 227 km and about 3 hours. It takes 15 minutes to reach the hotel.
Do you prefer the Atlantic coast for your Easter holidays? Why not go to La Palmyre in Poitou-Charentes? In the commune of Les Mathes, this tourist district is located between the sea and the forest. The fine sandy beaches are lined with maritime pines. During your stay, take the opportunity to discover the bay of Bonne Anse which offers many water sports such as kitesurfing and paddle.
You can also visit the forest of La Courbe with its marked trails to recharge your batteries in the heart of nature. Are you ready for adventure? Spend your stay at Club Med la Palmyre **** at the Allée du Grand Large. This address allows you to easily explore the surrounding areas such as the islands of Ré and Oléron.
Club Med has exploited the full potential of its location by dividing its accommodation into four parts. There is the Dunes area by the pool, the Forest area by the forest, the Marina area by the beach and the Lodges area by the green. There are 2 restaurants and a bar for meals and snacks.
Club Med La Palmyre is a family hotel with several clubs to offer a relaxing, discovering and socialising stay for children: the baby-club for toddlers from 4 to 23 months, the petit-club for children from 2 to 3 years old, the mini-club for 4 to 10 years old and the club Med Passworld for youngsters from 11 to 17 years old. You can take the train from Paris for a 4.5 hour journey to Royan station which is only 20 km from La Palmyre.
The French Riviera is a dream destination during the summer. To enjoy the peace and quiet at the beach, leave before the others, why not in April during the Easter holidays? Apart from being 5 minutes from the Mediterranean, Biot is also a city of art where several disciplines have developed such as pottery, stone cutting and glassmaking.
Take advantage of your stay at La Bastide de Biot **** to visit the departmental park of the Brague which extends over 480 hectares allowing you to explore the mystical landscapes of the Mediterranean. Several relics are also preserved in the park, including traces of coal mills and old mills.
La Bastide de Biot invites you to a bucolic setting enclosed within the historic village walls. Children are kings in the Bastide with a kids’ club that offers several activities such as board games, table football, card games, digital tablets and a ping-pong table. They can also dive into the heated pool with inflatable buoys, chips, balls and water guns. Breakfast is provided for all toddlers under 12 years of age and each family gets one free child’s meal per day.
The whole family can meet at the beach, the Valmasque Nature Park, the International Perfume Museum or at nearby theme parks such as Aquaplash or Antibes Land. You can fly from Paris to Nice airport for 1h22. The latter is only 13 km from the Bastide of Biot.
Tourrettes is a magnificent destination in the Var. It is a village where you can see the Mediterranean, the Maures and the Esterel mountains at its highest point. You can’t stay in the town without visiting its famous little clock towers.
The village is an open-air museum if you like to discover historical and cultural heritages as far as the eye can see. The narrow streets are a labyrinth of rustic porches, metal sculptures, mischievous portraits and shimmering mosaics.
The Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort ***** is a haven of peace in an idyllic setting. It pays special attention to children with a restaurant open just for them: Le Pitchoun. It also has a club called the Children’s Kingdom, which welcomes children from 3 to 12 years old with certified animators, manual and artistic activities, an outdoor playground and various recreational areas.
The same goes for adults, who enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness room, treatment rooms, two golf coursesand various gentle sports such as Pilates and yoga. If you decide to come during the Easter holidays, the hotel organises an egg hunt for the whole family, helping the children to make and paint their basket. You can fly from Paris to Nice, which is only 56 km from Tourrettes.
At the southern tip of Ajaccio, Little Guest has found one of the only hotels in Corsica offering a kids’ club! An authentic 19th century Corsican villa, surrounded by palm trees, umbrella pines and eucalyptus, which is an ideal starting point to discover this splendid region. With its 28 rooms, the place breathes the art of living in Corsica, and the family spirit which reigns there is perfect to stay with your children during the Easter holidays.
The hotel Les Mouettes **** has a beautiful seawater swimming pool, a whirlpool, and above all access to a magnificent private beach directly accessible from the panoramic terrace.
As for children, the baby-sitting service is excellent, and there are numerous facilities to make life easier for parents: baby cots, high chairs, changing tables, bottle warmers, organic baby menu, baby-phone, armbands, beach toys, etc. During the school holidays, the Hôtel Les Mouettes opens a temporary kids’ club where children can spend 3 hours a day, 5 days a week, doing fun and creative activities. The little extra: evening parties between 7pm and 9.30pm so that parents can enjoy a candlelit dinner.
There are countless activities for the entire family: bicycles (loan service available on site), snorkelling, paddle excursions from the beach, boat trips, kayaking, etc., let yourself be tempted! You can reach the island of beauty very easily in 1h30 from Paris, thanks to the almost daily flights of Air France, Air Corsica, or Easy Jet, for example.
With Little Guest, you can be sure to have the best Easter holiday ever!
Mialy, copywriter, passionate about Malagasy wines, great mother of 3 boys