You’re thinking of organizing an amazing summer trip with your kids this summer but don’t have plans yet?
My Next Memory gives you some ideas on what the perfect family getaway could be. Contact us for personalization of this itinerary !
When preparing a travel, we put a lot of thoughts into it. Going with children means you’ll have specific needs, including play time, lots of fun educational activities and nappies. Our suggested itinerary includes all of these and still gives you some freedom to adjust and discover.
1st – 3rd Days Paris —— exploring the vibrant and scenic capital!
Paris is likely to be the first stop and first feeling your family will have in France. And whether you have been there before or not, the dazzling architecture and buzzing city will for sure be very exciting and refreshing to the kids!
Paris is undoubtedly one of the best destinations for families as it offers an incredible range of kids’ activities. Follow us!
Of course a visit to Paris is first and foremost an opportunity to learn about culture, arts and history. But you can make it fun too! How about learning more on Europe’s history by taking one of the museums’ or city tours’ treasure hunts? And why not make the time travel last longer and take one of the city’s vintage car tours? This will for sure be a very unique and fun memory.
Paris is also a top choice for experiences and classes, both tailored to kids and adults. The best idea would be of course to discover French culinary traditions by making it yourself! Cooking classes, chocolate-making and tasting, or macarons classes, Paris offers it all ! And while your little chefs are at work, the grown-ups could escape for a private wine-tasting session too.
Last but not least, Paris is full of mysteries and always brings new places to discover. Did you know that many boutiques nowadays are dedicated to kids? Traditional toys, design furniture luxury brands, etc we can also tailor your days in Paris and provide you with a perfect shopping afternoon with kids!
4th – 6th Days Provence, South of France —— Private French Villa Vacation Experience
Do it the French way ! After the excitement and hectic fun in Paris, there is nothing better than an isolated, comfortable private place in the countryside to unwind and recharge your batteries.
My Next Memory has a top-notch selection of private villas in France offering on-site services from personal chef, to kids’ day care or activities organization. Take the time and freedom to enjoy the quietness of nature, wake up late, swim in the pool or check out the surrounding village. Everything is taken care of.
Even Provence still offers some less-visited, secluded places where you can retreat, but at the same time go out do some great family activities whenever you want. You may choose to laze for 3 days or you may want to explore the flower fields by bicycle, discover old monastic heritage or head out for a river adventure. Gorges de l’Ardèche and Gorges du Verdon are large and safe river playgrounds to go for canoeing and kayaking!
Whichever style you choose to spend your vacation, My Next Memory can arrange it and make sure you have seamless and relaxing time.
Another aspect of your Provence getaway experience is local food delicacies. Provence is of course known for its fine olive oil, but also sweets and lesser known fresh goat cheese! My Next Memory will be happy to arrange private visits to cheese farms, olive oil farms and local fresh markets for you to enjoy the Provence way of life the genuine way !
7th-9th Days Loire Valley —— European Prince (Princess) Dream Comes True
After you have recharged your batteries and feel all reinvigorated by the Provence sunshine, My Next Memory can arrange a private transfer (car or car + train) to another unforgettable French Region: the Loire Valley !
The Loire is the biggest river of the country and the Valley offers a tremendous diversity of things to do under a perfect summer climate, dry, sunny but never too hot.
Visiting castles is of course a must-do. My Next Memory can advise you on the must-sees but also on the out-of-the-beaten track castles, arranging best routes according to all practicalities and your family needs. Did you know that many Loire Valley castles can be accessed by bicycle? Or that you can pic nic in most parks ?
At night, make your kids princes and princesses dream come true, by staying at one of our selected castles boutique hotels.
And in case you get tired of the Chateau life, head out to Europe’s largest outdoor zoo. With a 22-hectares wildlife area and over 4000 animals, this Loire Valley gem will offer your kids a glimpse at pandas, African elephants, koalas or the very rare white tiger!
Day 10 Paris Area —— End of itinerary
Our perfect family summer escape almost comes to an end. Transiting via Paris offer a last exciting opportunity that no kid can ever forget: a day at Disneyland! Paris Disneyland is not just a dream paradise for children, it also caters to grown-ups! The park’s recent extensions and development of three distinct areas guarantees a superb experience at all age!
And last but not least, if your shopping thirst has not been quenched during your time in Provence, the Loire or Paris, you can always seize the last opportunity by going to La Vallee Village, a conveniently located boutique and luxury products outlet village.