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12 Fabulous Things to Do with Kids in Montpellier ~ France’s Most Youthful City

Montpellier is the best city in France that many travelers have never heard of. Located in the Occitanie region in Southern France, this vibrant city bustles with fashionable college students. In fact, Montpellier is home to the youngest population in all of France. I was once one of those young students. But it’s been over 20 […]

Paris with Kids ~ Tips for Exploring the City of Lights from a Francophile

The first time I went to Paris when I was a teenager, I fell in love — not with another person — but with the City of Lights herself. Finally, the time has come for me to share my love of France with my children in the place where it all began: la belle Paris. Here are my tips for visiting Paris with kids.

Disneyland Paris with Kids ~ A Disney Park with a French Accent

The only thing that could make a family vacation in Paris even more dreamy is adding a trip to Disneyland Paris with kids! Children may tire of too many museums and monuments. After a few days of exploring French history, culture, history, and art — there’s something so exciting yet comforting about Disneyland Paris. A Disneyland […]

10 Best Destinations in France for Families

The focus in France is on living life to the fullest and enjoying things of beauty…architecture, fashion, art and some of the world’s best cuisine. From sophisticated Paris and the swanky Côte d’Azur, to the breathtaking French Alps and beyond, there is much to explore in this proud and diverse country. I asked some family travel bloggers to weigh […]

Christmas Markets Around the World You Must Visit

In many cities, the holiday season is marked by the opening of Christmas markets overflowing with tasty treats and darling handicrafts. We’re highlighting five fabulous Christmas markets around the world to keep your spirits bright and inspire future travels. Christkindlesmarkt in Nüremberg, Germany The Christkindlesmarkt in Nüremberg is one of the most popular and well-known Christmas markets in all […]

5 Reasons You’ll Fall in Love with Strasbourg, France

Ever since I lived in France for a year during college I have wanted to move back to this alluring country. But for years I’ve wondered where in France I would make my nest. Now I know. I fell head over pieds for Strasbourg, France during a Viking River Cruise on the Rhine this past spring and I […]

Le Chèvrefeuille – An Idyllic Bed and Breakfast for Families in Dordogne, France

If you are dreaming of a trip to the South of France (and who isn’t?!), I have the ideal bed and breakfast for families in Dordogne! Le Chèvrefeuille is the friendliest B&B I’ve ever encountered. It’s more than a place to stay; Le Chèvrefeuille provides a relaxing retreat for families. The Dordogne region makes a great choice […]

Provence with Kids – A Dream Come True

I fell in love with Provence long before I ever set foot on French soil. The lure of Provence from photos and literature caused me to dream for years of visiting this region of La belle France. I almost made it there on my honeymoon when my new husband and I spent a week on […]

Center Parcs France Trois Forêts – A Natural Place for Family Togetherness

Immersed in nature in the remote area of Moselle Lorraine, France, you will find the newest Center Parc France Trois Forêts. My family was looking for a fun vacation that would allow us to escape the dark and dreary days of a Northern European winter. To our delight we discovered this retreat to be unlike anything we had ever experienced in […]

Northern European Christmas Market Recommendations from Mamas in the Know

Years ago my husband returned from a December work trip to Germany and brought with him wonderful stories about the country’s incredible Christmas markets filled with street vendors and warm, mulled wine served in little glass boots. He purchased several of these boots as well as German ornaments for our tanenbaum. Ever since then I have wondered […]

3 Parisian Art Museums for Kids

Paris may be known as the City of Love but it can also be a fun city for a family vacation. Kids are thrilled to see famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. Luxembourg and Tuileries Gardens have carousels, ponds for sailing boats, pony rides and puppet shows. Delicious French pastries will bring a […]

Learning How to Be Happy in France

I became infatuated with France during a trip to Paris with my family when I was 15. I loved the mellifluous language, the curly-cue architecture, the sophisticated fashion, the delectable pastries. Two years later, however, my parents all but had to push me onto an airplane to spend a month living with a French family. […]

The Day My Life Changed Forever in France’s Luberon

A day that started as a quest for a quintessentially Provençal experience became something much bigger when I discovered that my life would be forever changed.