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Bonjour, adventurers! 🥖🎠 Dive into France, a country known for its delicious food, beautiful landscapes, and amazing history.

Paris – The City of Lights

Eiffel Tower, museums, and delicious treats? Welcome to Paris!

  • Eiffel Tower: Climb or take an elevator to see Paris from above!
  • Louvre Museum: Home to the Mona Lisa and lots of cool art.
  • Notre Dame Cathedral: A grand church with tall towers and lovely views.

Lille, France

Close to the border with Belgium, Lille is a cultural hub with lively markets and beautiful architecture.

  • Grand Place: The city’s main square, surrounded by historic buildings.
  • Palais des Beaux-Arts: One of France’s largest art museums.

Read on for practical tips to plan ahead your family visit to Lille, what to do, where to stay and kids friendly restaurants.

Read more: Lille with Kids

Provence – Lavender Dreams

Fields of purple flowers, sunny skies, and ancient towns.

  • Lavender Fields: Best seen in summer when they’re all in bloom.
  • Avignon: Check out the Palais des Papes, an old palace, and the famous bridge.

The French Riviera – Sun & Sea

Beaches, blue waters, and glamorous towns.

  • Nice: Explore the Promenade des Anglais and pebbly beaches.
  • Cannes: Known for its film festival and lovely beaches.

Cassis, France

A picturesque town on the Mediterranean coast with stunning cliffs and beaches.

  • Calanques: Tall limestone cliffs with clear blue waters below.
  • Cassis Harbour: Watch boats and enjoy seafood in this charming port.

From beautiful beaches to boat tours to local wines, here are the best things to do in Cassis, where to stay, and practical tips to plan your visit.

Read more: Cassis

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The Alps – Snowy Adventures

Snow-covered peaks, skiing, and delicious hot chocolate.

  • Chamonix: A great spot for skiing and snowboarding.
  • Mont Blanc: The tallest mountain in western Europe.

French Food

  • Croissants: Buttery, flaky bread perfect for breakfast.
  • Escargot: Yep, that’s snails! They’re often cooked in garlic butter.
  • Crêpes: Thin pancakes that can be sweet (like with Nutella) or savory.

Fun Facts

  • French Language: Besides French, some regions speak languages like Breton or Alsatian.
  • Castles: France has lots of castles, called ‘châteaux’.
  • Fashion: Paris is considered a fashion capital of the world.

Tips for Explorers

  • Greetings: Say “Bonjour” (Good day) or “Salut” (Hi) when meeting someone.
  • Money: France uses the Euro (€). Look for cool designs on the coins!
  • Manners: It’s polite to say “Merci” (Thank you) and “S’il vous plaît” (Please).


Provence (Southern France)

10 Best Christmas Markets near Brussels

Christmas markets are the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. From twinkling lights to delicious treats, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. But when you’re travelling with children, it can be hard to know which markets are the best – and which ones make the most sense for your family. So, here are…

Lille Christmas Market

Explore Lille Christmas market for fun rides, cool shops, and tasty treats in a beautiful French town square full of holiday cheer.

Lille Fun Fair

The Foire aux manèges in Lille is perfect for kids with lots of attractions. Another good reason to visit the capital of the Hauts-de-France! Usually the spring fun fair takes place during Easter school vacations and the summer fun fair end of August

Zoo Lille

Zoo Lille is situated right next to the Cita-Parc, a small and fun attraction park. As both are quite small, it is easy to visit both in one day

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