Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Riviera roadtrip
  2. 2 Brugges to Bayeux to Versailles
  3. 3 Paris Visite pass
  4. 4 Help with recommendations in Croatia
  5. 5 Do Franprix or Monoprix stores offer delivery services?
  6. 6 Day trips from Monaco
  7. 7 Honeymoon in Europe Nov-Dec2015
  8. 8 Rail Itinerary around Northern/Central Italy
  9. 9 Railpass VS Point-to-Point
  10. 10 More concise itinerary-Rome, Tuscany, Paris
  11. 11 Any experience with ebookers.com or mobissimo.com?
  12. 12 Trip Report Barcelona Barcelona where have you been all my life! Days 1 and 2
  13. 13 Referendum in Greece
  14. 14 Northern Italy - Milan or Italian Lake District
  15. 15 railfrom amstedam to reims fr
  16. 16 Hours for Accademia -- Florence
  17. 17 Trip Report Pegontheroad in eastern Europe
  18. 18 Thalys seat assignment hassle
  19. 19 Hotels near Roma Termini
  20. 20 Our Paris plans
  21. 21 St. Petersburg plus
  22. 22 Amalfi Coast restaurants...are dinner reservations a must?
  23. 23 Have I made a mistake in my apartment choice in Paris?
  24. 24 Amalfi coast 8 days with 4 yr old
  25. 25 Provence 5 days 4 night (3.5 full days) itinerary
View next 25 » Back to the top

Best family accommodations between Paris and Loire Valley?

Jump to last reply

HI there, I'm looking for some Fodorite recommendations for a charming village, a quaint B&B, a delightful little self catering apartment, or small hotel along the way from Paris to the Loire Valley for our family of 4: 2 adults and 2 children. I'm hoping to use this as a more affordable and relaxing option for exploring some of the surrounding countryside after a busy (and expensive) week in Paris. I'd specifically like to show the kids Giverny, Versailles, and at least a couple Loire Valley chateaux.

I'm open to B&Bs, an apartment or self catering cottage, and even a hotel. Even if someone could recommend which towns to start looking in I can find the hotels. There are so many options online... how to whittle through it all is the challenge.

One option I thought of was to pick a convenient but charming location somewhere in the middle of those three points (if there is one).

Or the alternative (if that doesn't seem feasible) is to find 2 places... say one closer to Paris (for seeing Giverny and Versailles) and another one closer to the Loire valley. I'd try to stay 3-4 nights in each of these locations.

If it were just us adults I'd probably just spend a couple days here, then there, and meander our way through villages until we got to the Loire Valley. (Which I have done on other trips.) But this trip will be with our 2 children (7 and 10), and it'll be easier to keep it to one or two predetermined places to stay. It's the transitions to new accommodations that is such a challenge for them.

Thanks for the advice!
-skatterfly

6 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement