France is a country that has it all – culture, food, wine, weather, and beaches. Now that new travel rules mean Britons need not quarantine when they return providing they are fully vaccinated, there are few reasons why you would need to be convinced to make the short journey across the Channel.
Only a five-hour drive from the Euro Tunnel, Brittany is one of France’s best family holiday destinations.
A little less popular and with a completely different feel to the south of France, Brittany has ambient temperatures and unspoiled beaches, particularly in the southern region of the Gulf of Morbihan.
Brittany also has plenty of family-friendly sites, towns and activities, including the Carnac Stones, Josselin Castle and the ancient enchanted forest of King Arthur at Brocéliande.
An island village located close to Saint Tropez, Porquerolles is well known for its excellent wine and food.
The island has no traffic, only foot and bicycles, to allow for the huge number of stalls offering cheeses, wine, and other French favourites.
Porquerolles also works as a sunbathing holiday, with fine sand beaches and turquoise waters to boot.