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2 Weeks In France For Families

If you want an itinerary about France for families, look no further. France is the perfect country to explore by rail with your loved ones. There’s a beauty, a sense of history, and an endless array of things to see and do that’ll keep all members of the family entertained - no matter the age.

The Route

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Days 1 - 5: Paris

2 weeks in France for families | Mother and daughter outside the Eiffel Tower
  • Children will love the magic of the Eiffel Tower, especially at night. Use the lift as an easy way to get to the top.

  • Make sure the kids have watched The Hunchback of Notre Dame, then take them to the Notre Dame cathedral to see it in real life!

  • When your legs get tired, you can all hop on a boat cruise along the Seine river for safe and comfortable sightseeing.
     


 

Paris Charles De Gaulle airport is a major hub in Europe. It's the best place to begin your family adventure in France if you're flying in from abroad.

Days 5 - 8: French Alps (Les Karellis)

2 weeks in France for families | Children skiing in the Alps
  • Les Karellis is a ski resort that has been designed especially for families. The center has shops, restaurants, and bars.

  • In winter, let the children join a kids club, with different age divisions, skiing lessons, and all kinds of snow fun.

  • Visiting in summer? There's still tons to do! Enjoy outdoor activities ranging from golf and tennis, to archery and hiking.
     


 

Take a daily TGV train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne that takes 3 hours and 41 minutes. From there, the resort is just 30 minutes away by bus. There are three daily bus transfers from the station to the resort.

Days 8 - 9: Marseille

2 weeks in France for families | Girl with views of old port in Marseille France
  • With an average of 300 days of sunshine, Marseille is a great opportunity for the family to enjoy the laidback coastal atmosphere.

  • Walk through the Old Port, then hop on the open air tourist train to explore the historical sights of Marseille.

  • A boat ride out to the famous hidden coves of the Calanques is a great way to spend the day as a family.
     


 

Make your way to St-Jean-de-Maurienne Arvan or Chambery. From there, trains will connect you with Marseille in about 3 hours.

Days 9 - 13: Nice and Monaco

2 weeks in France for families | Family in Villefranche-sur-Mer, Nice France
  • The Nice boardwalk is a vibrant place that's great for everyone in the family. After a swim, head to the old town center for ice cream.

  • With its beach and historical buildings, exploring Villefranche-sur-Mer on foot is a perfect way to spend an afternoon.

  • Monaco is just 11 miles away from Nice. Visit Musée Océanographique de Monaco, a huge and impressive aquarium.
     

 

There are direct, regular TGV, EC and IC trains between Marseille and Nice that take approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Days 13 - 14: Return to Paris

2 weeks in France for families | Fairytale castle with fireworks
  • Catch a glimpse of the Mona Lisa and expose the kids to more masterpieces at the Louvre museum.

  • Get your own piece of art and have a family portrait sketched by one of the talented artists you'll be sure to find outside.

  • Finish your trip with the ultimate destination in France for families - Disneyland Paris! Eurail Pass holders get an exclusive discount.
     

 

See it all with a Eurail France Pass

Want to visit the best destinations in France for families? For this trip, you can get the 4-days within one month pass.

  • Prices start from:

    • € 172 for ages 28 and over

    • € 150 for ages 27 and under

    • FREE for children aged 11 and under!

    • € 156 for those 60 and over