We are traveling in March with 2 of our 4 kids (our 13 and 15 year olds). I'd love some suggestions for accommodations that will house all 4 of us in one room/suite or apartment in the following areas:
Paris - not as worried about finding something here (3 sightseeing days)
Loire Valley - Tours/Orleans, probably a night in each city as we travel between them seeing chateaux (2 1/2 sightseeing days)
Cahors - mid-way stop on our way to Avignon. We will be going to see caves at Peche-Merle (1 sight-seeing day)
Avignon or Aix-on-Provence (or other locations in Provence) (2-3 sightseeing days)
Lyon - we will most likely rent an apartment via AirBnB here. We'll be here for 5 days sight-seeing and visiting family friends (ex-pats)
Any places you've stayed that were appropriate for a family. We are budget travelers, so $ is an issue. But, we don't want to be in a dump just to save $. We are probably looking at 3 star accommodations. Staff friendliness is important!