Family-friendly in France

Experiences in France

A hot-air balloon ride over Fontainebleau (Photo courtesy of

Weird, random, oddball, and just plain fun tours and activities you can sign up for in France

A private guide can bring the art, history, and city alive (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

How to hire a private tour guide in France


Lodgings in France

The master bedroom of this Apartment on the Champs-Élysées has a view of the Eiffel Tower (Photo courtesy of the property)

How to find and rent a vacation appartement (apartment) from $40 in France

Eiffel Tower views from the living rooms in the self-catering apartments of Residence Charles Floquet (Photo courtesy of the property)

Serviced flats, residence hotels, Aparthotels, and other townhouse suite lodging in France

Les Anniquins is a horse farm in the Loire Valley where doubles start at €75 a night (Photo courtesy of the property)

Stay on a working farm (Séjours à la ferme) and experience the best of French hospitality and countryside tradition

The Gite Napoleon in the Alpes-de-Haute region of Provence (Photo courtesy of the property)

A place to call your own for the night or the week—renting a gîte, villa, house, or cottage in France

A family room can house the whole clan (Photo by John Hickey-Fry)

Crowd the clan into one room rather than renting two

This Provençal home in the countryside just outside of Avignon sleeps six amid olive groves, a pool, and rows of lavender—and its owners would love to visit California (Photo courtesy of Homeexchange)

Trading spaces isn't just a show on basic cable anymore. It's a way to live life like a local on your travels absolutely for free—so long as you let the local borrow your life (and home) in return.

This house in Normandy was looking for someone to watch the chickens and pet sheep for a couple of weeks (Photo courtesy of

Sleep for free on vacation by watching someone's house (and, often, watering their plants and feeding their cat)


Dining in France

You'll find crepe/sandwich stands all over Paris (Photo by J. Hendron)

Tips to save money on dining in France and eat better for it

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Be your own chef and you can save money and add an extra cultural experience to your trip


Planning for a trip to France

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Advice, resources, & tours for families traveling in France

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Sightseeing discounts for children, students, seniors, families, and teachers

The master bedroom of this Apartment on the Champs-Élysées has a view of the Eiffel Tower (Photo courtesy of the property)

France tours aimed at families