France is on many people’s bucket lists. From the most visited destination in the world, Paris to the south of France at the Riviera to everything in between, there is a lot to love about France. In our travel blog France, we hope to share our experiences of France with you.
We found France a very easy place to be. Most people spoke some English, no one was ever rude (we did not find that stereotype to be true at all) and there is great food. It does all come at a higher price that we have experienced elsewhere in Europe though. This is our France travel guide.
France is such a popular destination that there are flights to France from many places in the world. If you are coming from another continent, you will most likely start your adventure in Paris – we spent a month here.
If you are already in Europe then there are many options. Many budget airlines fly into many different airports across France. There is also the option of travelling overland – on our latest trip, we took the Eurostar from London to Paris. It was great! We saved a lot of time by avoiding the airport and it was a good price too.
Travelling around France is also easy. Our France travel tips depend on whether you would prefer to drive or not.
It is easy to hire a car and this allows you to get around to wherever you want. However, if you would prefer not to drive, there are fantastic trains and buses all around France and you can get to basically everywhere. There is also the option of taking domestic flights which can often work out cheaper than other forms of transport.
We thoroughly enjoyed exploring France with kids. Our kids were just preschoolers but there are plenty of attractions in France for kids. We never struggled to find something for them to do and there were plenty of playgrounds too.
Although no one ever seemed to mind out kids, I did feel awkward often as French kids seem to be so quiet and quiet is a word that I would never use for my own kids. It did not cause any problems though.
There are some fabulous hotels in France – in all price brackets. There is actually some surprisingly cheap accommodation in France as well – you just need to know where to look!
There are the usual search engines like Expedia and HotelsCombined. I also found the Accor Hotels site to be a great place to find some bargains – they have a ridiculous amount of hotels all over France to suit all budgets. We also found that Airbnb has some fabulous deals especially if you are staying for a week or more and have kids. (Sign up using our link and receive US$25 off your first stay)
For some of the best family hotels in France, check out our guide to family hotels in Paris.
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