going to center of France for few days. what can I do with 2 kids and DH in the area for 2 days?

(13 Posts)
energyfirst Sat 29-Mar-14 06:03:53

got accommodation till Friday and wanted to spend From Friday till Sunday somewhere around so that Sunday we are back to UK. What woudl you suggest from Friday till Sun? thanks

ivykaty44 Sat 29-Mar-14 06:05:24

The centre of France is where is the centre?

NancyBlacket Sat 29-Mar-14 06:09:12

Where abouts are you going to be?

energyfirst Sat 29-Mar-14 22:41:57

Loire Valley

ivykaty44 Sun 30-Mar-14 15:32:19

Samur castle and town is pretty, lots of castles around and good cycling

castlesintheair Wed 02-Apr-14 13:46:59

Depends where you are staying but I'd go and see at least one chateau. They are all great imo but Chenonceaux is one of my favourites amongst the biggest ones. And then you are near to Chinon.

FreshorangeforDd Wed 02-Apr-14 14:11:36

We've been to the Loire Valley twice in recent years. I would just warn you that the first visit we visited several chateaux the last of which was Chenonceau. It is fabulous, but so so crowded. Incredibly so on the afternoon we visited almost to the extent we could hardly squeeze into some rooms. Such a shame. Other smaller ones we liked were Langeais, and Azay le Rideau. Depending on children's ages kayaking on the Loire is fun too.

Chewbecca Wed 02-Apr-14 22:23:23

There are lots of 'swinging through the trees' type parks (can't remember the right term!) throughout France, usually with good courses for all ages.

Chewbecca Wed 02-Apr-14 22:24:24

& there is a fab tank museum ('Blindes') in Samur if anyone in your family is keen on that sort of thing!

RufusTheReindeer Wed 02-Apr-14 22:25:20

Swin golf

My children loved it and there are supposed to be loads of courses in France

myron Sun 06-Apr-14 21:58:26

Brive Chateau & the zoo at Doue.

chicaguapa Sun 06-Apr-14 22:01:24

The chateau at Chambord is good as it has a double helix staircase that kept DC amused for hours.

myron Sun 06-Apr-14 22:03:32

Sorry, I meant Chateau Breze & Doue

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