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Where to go in France with kids

Suggestions for travelling with a 2 and 7 year old...would you go here: Biarritz, Bourdeaux, Rouen, Brittany, Perros-Guirec or La Plaine Sur Mer?

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For how long? At what time of year? What other destinations, if any, will be on the itinerary?

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Where have they been before? Which one of those would you prefer if the question of children wasn't there?

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March. 2 weeks. The towns in Brittany look very cute. Just don't want our 7 year old to be bored. Maybe we could find some castles for her.

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Your same question from a year ago yielded some answers that you could refer to this year.

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I wonder if they would like Le Village Gaulois in Pleumeur-Bodou in Brittany?
We went there by accident, without children, because I had a guidebook which described it as a reconstructed 5th century Gallic settlement. Instead, it turned out to be a delightful, low-tech children's park. Kids pulled others kids in chariots, parents hand-cranked a merry-go-round for under 5's, boats shot each other with water and just about everything was done with ropes and pulleys. Everyone seemed to having a good time.

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Hard to answer your questions. Generally speaking, my kids are engaged at sites and bored when we walk through pretty towns.

Did you go on the trip you inquired about in 2016? If so, what did you learn about what works for your family?

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No we didn't end up going. Now wondering if Brittany will be too cold in March. Maybe Provence?

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The Riviera or the southern part of Provence, such as Aix-en-Provence, Arles, etc. Everywhere else is too cold and wet to do many outdoor activities in March with children. Even Provence will have strong, disagreeable winds blowing about every third day.

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Thanks. Do you think it is safe (re: terrorism) to travel to that part of France now? Maybe an impressive castle would be more interesting for the 7 year old....

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where can you go that is safe from terrorism? Everywhere is. Nowhere is, including the USA.

Don't worry about it and just go. Or stay home and watch TV and get even more scared.

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It's difficult to give you suggestions based on the info given. I told you about the weather, but now you need to go through some library books to see the next step. When you have ideas, people will be able to tell you how those places were with their children. But, yes there are castles everywhere from ruined forts to more recent mansions with gardens.

Terrorism never crossed my mind and I just spent a week on the Riviera. I was too preoccupied with people I knew who lost everything in Irma to think about terrorism.