It’s Time for Summer Holidays with the Whole Family!

As the middle of summer approaches, more and more children are embarking on their summer holidays. This also means more families are searching for somewhere to spend a few weeks in the summers months and have a change of scenery. Thanks to the easing of government restrictions on movement, the south of France is going to be the ideal spot for your family holiday!

While the French Riviera is often associated with glitzy parties and luxurious yachts, it is also a perfect holiday spot for families. The natural environment means there’s always something fun and adventurous on, for one thing.

And when you’re choosing somewhere to stay for your family holiday to the Riviera, Le Mas Candille is an excellent choice. With a perfect blend of luxury and easy access to plenty of family-friendly fun, where else would you go?

Let’s look at some of the ways in which the Côte d’Azur is an excellent family-friendly holiday spot.

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The Outdoor Environment: Beaches Galore!

Is there anything children love more than a beach?

This is one that pleases both the children and adults. While the parents can relax on a sun lounger, the children can play in the sand, swim in the calm Mediterranean, and enjoy some delicious ice cream. It’s a win-win!

What’s more, all of the best beaches on the Riviera are just a short drive from Le Mas Candille. And if you don’t have a car, not to worry! Our excellent reception team can help arrange transport for you and your family.

There is one problem though…how are you going to choose between all the fabulous beaches on the Côte d’Azur? Luckily, we’ve got you! We put together a list of some of our favourite beaches in the area, including the ones that we know kids will love and a price range. Read it here!

A big benefit of staying in a hotel that isn’t right on the beach but very near it, like Le Mas Candille, is that you can have the choice of a different beach each day. Also, you can cool off from the hot sun and sand in one of our three pools once you’re back in the evening!

For more information on Le Mas Candille’s swimming pools and the options for children, read our blog post here.

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The Outdoor Environment: Activities & Adventures

When travelling with children, it can be tricky to find a way to keep them entertained for several days on end. While most adults wouldn’t complain about a week spent lounging on the beach, this isn’t the ideal holiday for many children!

Thankfully, the Côte d’Azur caters to a diverse clientele. It’s an ideal location for families with children. You’ll have your pick of things to do!

Adventure sports are popular throughout Provence and water sports, in particular, can be found at most beaches. In this department, you’ll again be spoiled for choice. Looking for a more temperate water-based activity that will nonetheless tire the kids out? Try renting a pédalo for lots of family fun. How about something more adventurous? Try your hand at water-skiing, parasailing, or even the banana boat!

If you head further inland, don’t miss out on the Gorges du Verdon. A natural wonder, the aquamarine waters of Europe’s only canyon are the perfect spot for canyoning, kayaking, and much more!

And if you’re looking for less water-based activities, the Côte d’Azur is also well-endowed in this area. From outdoor activities such as hiking and “accrobranche”, to the many family-friendly theme parks and organized experiences, there’s something for everyone.

Get in touch with our excellent reception team for help with planning your adventures!

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Family-Friendly Open Spaces: Shopping, Cinema, and More!

One of the many benefits of a family holiday in the sunny climate of the French Riviera is the ability to explore the region without worrying about the weather. Being able to enjoy the outdoors is essential with children!

For instance, if you fancy a spot of shopping coupled with a trip to the cinema, you’ll be heading to Polygone Riviera. A newly-constructed and beautiful outdoor mall, Polygone is also easy to get to and filled with delicious dining options, all of them family-friendly. Great for a break from the beach!

Le Mas Candille also features some great outdoor enjoyment which is perfect for the whole family. Have you played on our pétanque court yet, or won at a game of ping-pong?

Additionally, be sure to visit the region’s medieval towns. These have lots of activities on offer!

For instance, if you’re heading to Grasse with the family be sure to visit the world-renowned perfume factories. And if this interests your children, why not book a make-your-own perfume workshop hosted by Le Mas Candille? Read more about it here.

Fantastic Food Options

Lastly, what question comes up again and again when on a family holiday?

“Where should we eat?”

On the Côte d’Azur, we can guarantee this won’t be a problem. When you stay with Le Mas Candille, you’ll enjoy a luxurious breakfast buffet every morning and will have the option to dine at the Bistrot du Mas for lunch and dinner. And let’s not forget room service!

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When you’re out, you’ll always find yourself near a dining spot – after all, what do the French do better than most? Food!

When you’re looking for something casual, look no further than two staples of relaxed French dining: the “snack” and the boulangerie (the bakers). A “snack” is often described as a type of shack, usually by the beach or near activities and attractions, serving selections of sandwiches, salads, pasta and, for some reason, doughnuts.

Boulangeries can be found on most street corners of most French towns and are a delicious, affordable and casual meal spot.

And for something a bit less casual?

When the kids are being taken care of by a babysitter, book a romantic sunset table on Le Mas Candille’s terrace. Please feel free to contact our reception regarding babysitting and the romantic dinner experience.

Alternatively, head down to Cannes or Antibes and enjoy an incredible meal with the whole family at one of the many restaurants along the coast.

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Time for a Family Holiday!

For more information on any of the activities, locations, and dining options listed above, please feel free to get in touch with us via Instagram, Facebook, or by calling on 04 92 28 43 43.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you and your family to Le Mas Candille and the Côte d’Azur soon!

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