Why the South of France isn’t just for romantic getaways

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The South of France is a beautiful place to head to on holiday. It’s largely seen as a more romantic location, making it popular with couples.

However, did you know it’s actually great for families too?

You’ll find plenty of things to do to keep the whole family entertained. Here, you’ll discover just some of the reasons the south of France is perfect for family holidays.

It’s got plenty of adventure

Think about the holidays you took as a kid. One of the things that’s likely going to stick out in your memory is the adventures you had on holiday. If you want to give your kids lasting childhood memories, then the south of France is definitely recommended.

Wild swimming is one of the best ways to give the family a little adventure in this beautiful part of the world. One of the best parts of southern France to head to for wild swimming is the Loupe river. Situated close to Grasse, the river runs through the hills and has great rambling pathways next to it – perfect for exploring.

Or, why not try trekking? You can book great trekking holidays to the south of France through companies such as Exodus Travels.

the Provence-Alpes-Cote D’Azur region in Southern France: Grimaud, Roquebrune-sur-Argens and Frejus - Cote D'Azur/Bay of St Tropez areaPlaces to visit in France with kids

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You can teach them new things

If you head to Dordogne, you could take advantage of the great cookery lessons provided by “Cook in France”. These family-friendly classes may not get your adrenaline pumping, but they can be extremely fun to take part in.

Your kids will love learning to cook new things. What’s more, they may even be more willing to help out in the kitchen when you get back.

It’s got beautiful family-friendly beaches

The south of France has some amazing family-friendly beaches. You’ll especially want to check out Menton, situated within Provence, or Collioure which lies near to the Spanish border.

The one thing you’ll notice with beaches in southern France, is they have more of a cosmopolitan, quieter ambience than many other European destinations. So, this can make your family holiday much more relaxing and enjoyable.

As you can see, there’s lots of reasons the south of France can make the perfect family holiday destination. It’s especially ideal for those seeking a quieter break away. If you’re looking for a more unique, cultural holiday for the kids then southern France is highly recommended.

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