You've dreamed of Provence for yourself, right? What you may not suspect is how quickly your kids will take to this French region when you play your cards right. Roman ruins are more interesting when you kayak under them. The food? Well, in Provence they eat pizza. (They just call it pissaladiere.) There are ruins to climb on and olive-pickers to watch and….you get the idea. Of course, Provence is pretty big, which makes the case for a guided, pre-planned itinerary that lets everybody kick back and live the life.
A fantastic approach is to check the family into a chateau-hotel for the week, like you would on a family vacation with Classic Journeys. Yes, a real chateau. With a swimming pool and gardens and a chance for everybody to unpack and settle in. For the kids, the week's activities include pottery-making and other adventures in the company of their own fulltime local guide. The adults and their guide get to the markets, visit one of the fine vineyards of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and even get a cooking instruction. It's a vive la France week that you will all love from beginning to end.