Discover our resorts in France
Simply sit back, relax and experience the true meaning of a luxury all-inclusive Europe holiday with Club Med. The climate in France holiday destinations can vary hugely depending on where you choose to take your European break. You can experience cold winters and warm summers in the Northern & Central parts, whilst enjoying even hotter summers in the south of France. The majority of the rain in southern parts tends to come in spring and autumn and is generally driest during the summer months.
Golden beaches, perfect pastries, rolling vineyards and romantic city streets
From the elegant streets of Paris to the rolling vineyards of Bordeaux to the golden southern coastline, discover the true art of living in France. This rich and beautiful country has something for every traveller, from romantic city breaks and gourmet vineyard tours to ski trips and all-inclusive holidays by the sea.
A visit to the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or Versailles is a must, but venture further afield and you’ll discover a wealth of art, history and adventure perfect for family-friendly holidays and cultural getaways. Explore a real fairy tale castle with the kids at Mont St-Michel, take a fragrant stroll through perfume history at the Fragonard Museum, or get star-struck at Cannes’ La Croisette boulevard.
Unleash your inner foodie with a gastronomical tour of France’s countless local specialities. Try delicate oysters on Oléron Island or tapenade and anchoïade in Provence. Treat the kids to colourful macarons, sticky eclairs and creamy mille-feuille on your family holiday while the adults enjoy local cognacs, wines and champagne.
• Flying Time: 14 hours
• Time Difference: -6 hours
• Currency: Euros
• Best months to visit: May - Sep
• Well Known for: Culture heritage, gastronomy and history
• Languages: French
Your holiday in France: enjoy the art of all-inclusive
France is full of surprises and landscapes from the provincial green of Ballons des Vosges, to the beautiful surroundings of Corsica, and the Atlantic shoreline. Over the course of the seasons, you will sense the charm, excellence, and art de vivre of France, letting you escape from your daily life.
Begin your all-inclusive stay in France by experiencing the fresh air of Provence and Côte d’Azur.
After arriving at Club Med Opio en Provence resort, enjoy the calm waters of Pampelonne beach and its 4.5 km stretch of sand, only 1 hour and 30 minutes away. Whilst travelling along the French roads, make sure you don't miss the beautiful scenery of the Massif de l'Esterel with blood ochre orcky peaks. From the mountains of the Ballons des Vognes and its Natural Park, admire the outstanding views over the French Riviera. Here, you can relax in the heart of a calm and harmonious massif with high mountain lakes and clear waters.
In Corsica, just 1 hour and 30 minutes from Club Med Sant’Ambroggio resort, you can discover one of best locations that the Isle of Beauty has to offer, the Canyons of the Verghellu, with jumps, toboggans and zip lines that will get your adrenaline pumping. Last but not least, France has plenty of landscapes to offer with over 6,000km of coastline. On the invigorating Atlantic shoreline, you'll be delighted with the wide range of water sports.
This natural diversity is a wonderful heritage to which several traditional practices are attached. In Charente-Maritime, amongst the grapevines, discover the land of Cognac. At Grasse, 15 minutes from Club Med Opio en Provence resort, breathe in the fragrances of the Fragonard Museum and take a stroll through the history of perfume. From Grasse, head for Cannes to appreciate the extent of the Croisette boulevard. This taste for luxury finds its purpose at Bordeaux, the land of wine. During your stay in France, be part of the French art de vivre in the City of Wine, at just 1 hour and 30 minutes from Club Med La Palmyre Atlantique resort.
If wine tempts your taste buds, your all-inclusive stay in France will reveal your inner foodie with countless local specialties. Let your culinary curiosity wander.
On Oléron Island, the oysters are simply delicious. In the salt marshes, a pinch of salt from Ré Island compliments fish just as well as it does caramel.
In Provence, during your stay at Club Med Opio en Provence resort, your meals exude Mediterranean flavour, from olive oils and tapenade to anchoïade. For a detox take of a gourmet break, head for the Vosges and enjoy the benefits of the Vittel mineral sources, or treat yourself and give in to the temptation of kouglof, a traditional Alsace cake. Your holiday in France will awaken your senses…
Prodigious in its own right, this a truly unique site in France. At the mouth of the Gironde estuary, in a wild environment, the oldest French lighthouse is still active today and welcomes you, just 30 minutes from Club Med La Palmyre Atlantique resort.
Live a truly intense moment during your all-inclusive stay in Charente-Maritime by setting out from Royan on this majestic monument which dominates the ocean. From its 67.5 m height and at the top of its 301 steps, the view over the Atlantic is worth the climb.
35 minutes from Club Med Opio en Provence resort, you’ll find one of the most famous seafronts in the world: La Croisette of Cannes. Entered into the realm of legends by the Cannes Film Festival, this boulevard has remained an epitome of glamour all year long. Once you’ve explored the promenade and the lines of palm trees, sun worshippers can head to the headland of La Croisette to make the most of the Mediterranean calm.
1 hour 10 minutes Club Med Vittel Golf Ermitage resort, this icon of Nancy, an unmissable visit, stretches out, with a length of 124 m and a width of 106 m. Explore this world-recognised jewel of classic architecture during your all-inclusive stay in the Vosges and enjoy, by night, the magnificent lighting reproducing an 18th-Century ambience.
With its coral-coloured cliffs, green foliage and deep waters, the gulf of Girolata is the spitting image of the gulf of Porto. Smaller and closer to the Scandola Nature Reserve, this Eden on Earth is only 1 hour 30 minutes from Club Med Sant’Ambroggio resort. Once you’ve visited the Genoan fort and the village of Girolata (only accessible by boat), take a break on Focaghia beach.
It’s simply not possible to visit Cannes without taking a detour to the Lérins Islands. Less than 1 hour from Club Med Opio en Provence resort, these legendary twins, Marguerite and Honorat, will seduce you with their Mediterranean setting, with pine parasols and calm beaches. If St. Marguerite shines with its forest and famous fort of the Man in the Iron Mask was imprisoned, the heritage of St. Honorat will send you time-travelling, 16 centuries into the past.
Built in the Middle Ages, the site has become famous thanks to the two towers which stand guard over its entrance. Ancestral and towering, these silent guardians will send you back in time, into the history of this harbour town, giving you a spectacular view over the Old Port. 1 hour 20 minutes from Club Med La Palmyre Atlantique resort, take the time to stroll under the Chaîne Tower and through the Cours des Dames, which leads to the Carmes Convent.
In the back country of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, 30 minutes from Club Med Opio en Provence resort, the green landscape around the famous foundation perfectly matches the works of art to be found there. You’ll equally love the calm of the garden and its sculptures as you’ll appreciate the tranquility within the walls. Chagall, Miro, Giacometti and so many more famous names introduce themselves during your all-inclusive stay in Provence.
Give a kick of natural charm to your all-inclusive stay in Provence by organising a hike around the Esterel Massif. Accessible in 45 minutes from Club Med Opio en Provence resort, discover the terrain of the red-rock massif. There are countless trails to follow, like the Golden Corniche, which allows you to reach one of the peaks and to discover the region surrounding Saint-Raphaël. The most adventurous amongst you can have a go at rock climbing or a hack out on horseback.
When you discover the point of Cap Farret, facing the Arcachon Basin, you’ll see that it’s an awe-inspiring environment that awaits you. An unmissable sight from the basin at 200 km from Club Med La Palmyre Atlantique resort, the point owes its reputation to its lighthouse. Once you've defeated the 250 steps, this major regional monument rewards you with an exceptional panoramic view over the surroundings. The Dune du Pilat rises from the sands, truly majestic…
Sheltered from the wind, this enclave of fine sand stretches out over 2.6 km, giving you the perfect relaxation spot just 20 minutes from Club Med La Palmyre Atlantique resort. Fully south-facing, the beach is ideal for a variety of family activities to make the most of the delights that Royan has to offer. During your all-inclusive stay in Charente-Maritime, get your fix of marine thrills by taking sailing lessons, the Atlantic coastline giving you the perfect setting.
A thousand and one adventures for your family holiday in France
France is the ideal destination for families, catering to all tastes, from the clear waters of the Mediterranean, to the Atlantic waves and the Vosges mountains.
Your family travels in France promise to be full of fun. A stone’s throw from Club Med La Palmyre Atlantique Resort, budding explorers come face to face with unique species, including hippopotamuses and 100 other animals at La Palmyre Zoo.
For food lovers, at only 30 minutes from Club Med Vittel Golf Ermitage resort, you can taste Delisvosges sweets and chocolates along with other Lorraine specialities.
If your family prefers to take off at a flying start, pay a visit to the Monaco Top Cars Collection. Just one hour from Club Med Opio en Provence resort, it will inspire those fascinated by fast cars.
Always seeking for new sensations and thrills? In France, we have a couple of activities that should meet your expectations. In the Vosges, you can enjoy more than 30 attractions at the Fraispertuis-City theme park in a wild western-themed atmosphere. In Charente-Maritime, your little sailors can enjoy an ocean walk up to the Cordouan Lighthouse, only 25 minutes from Club Med La Palmyre Atlantique resort. Finally, for the lovers of nature, we have a special excursion to the Scandola Nature Reserve.
Things to do in France
Near Royan and the Gironde Estuary, breach the doors of the La Palmyre zoo, 10 minutes from Club Med La Palmyre Atlantique resort. Since 1960, this refuge for biodiversity has welcomed all species of animals. Boasting nearly 1160 animals and 115 species, the park spreads out across some 4 hectares and offers strolls amongst Asian elephants, giraffes, cheetahs and meerkats. An excellent family spot, it will astound kids with its two show options with parrots or sea lions.
Home to the International Sea Centre, the Corderie Royale will leave little ones and big ones alike in awe, not to mention the marine lovers, just 45 minutes from Club Med La Palmyre Atlantique resort. Across an interactive scenography, the museum retraces the 350 years of French marine experience that this location has been honoured with. Wiring and seamanship will no longer be a world of mystery for your kids, who’ll be blown away at the sight of the magnificent frigate, “L’Hermione”, built on-site based on a model in 1779.
Renowned for its famous Formula 1 racing circuit, the city of Monaco also has a place dedicated to vintage cars, 1 hour from Club Med Opio en Provence resort. A collection of over a hundred vehicles which date back to the 1950s and which will have the whole family dreaming. Prestige meets mechanics in this place where car lovers can admire Type 35 Bugattis as well as Citroën DS3-WRCs.
2 hours from Club Med Vittel Golf Ermitage resort, you’ll spot the pretty round peaks: the famous “Balloons”. The park has everything to satisfy your desire to get away from it all with its wooded massif, high crests, rocky cliffs, lakes... Take the Cheese Route, which links the farmhouse inns of the Munster valley, or consider testing out an original concept with the kids: barefoot trails, for optimal sensations!
30 minutes from Club Med Vittel Golf Ermitage resort, in a green landscape by the banks of the Saone, discover the secret recipes of Delisvosges. Of course, you just have to taste the famous Vosges sweets, made from natural ingredients, or Lorraine specialities such as bergamot or Delismirabelle.
As soon as the afternoon settles in, Lake Gérardmer comes to life with DJs in big tops or French horn concerts. At nightfall, when calm returns, an enormous pyrotechnical show takes place over the lake and you’ll witness fireworks in time to film soundtracks. An unforgettable show, 1 hour 20 minutes from Club Med Vittel Golf Ermitage resort.