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.
France is full of surprises and landscapes from the provincial green of Ballons des Vosges, to the beautiful surroundings og 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 the Club Med Sant’Ambroggio resort, or 2 hours from the Cargèse 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 the 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 the 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 specialities. 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 the 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 the 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 from the Club Med Vittel Le Parc and Vittel Golf Ermitage resorts, this icon of Nancy, an unmissable visit, stretches out, with a length og 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 golf of Girolata is the spitting image of the golf of Porto. Smaller and closer to the Scandola Nature Reserve, this Eden on Earth is only 1 hour 30 minutes from the 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 the 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 the 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.
The most famous Provencial canyon (and the largest in Europe) is a constant natural wonder which will enchant you during your all-inclusive stay in Provence, 2 hours from the Club Med Opio en Provence resort. With its turquoise waters and greener than green vegetation against white limestone, this place is worth a detour. After a time for reflection, it’s time for leisure. Hiking trails on land or sea are in abundance, but it’s the water sports that truly excel and have created the reputation of this site: kayaking, rafting or canyoning are all possible.
It’s the beach to be spotted on in Ajaccio, waiting for you just 1 hour 30 minutes from the Club Med Cargèse resort. Split into two, the Capo de Feno has a “Big Capo” and a “Little Capo”. Providing shelter for one of the only surfing spots in Corsica, the Big Capo attracts lovers of sliding sports, music and relaxation. More discrete, the Little Capo is located on the other side of the field and offers a wild and secluded setting which is ideal for a family day out.
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 the 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.
This institution of French expertise awaits you at Grasse, 20 minutes from the Club Med Opio en Provence resort. At the heart of the town, enter the doors of the opulent Villeneuve building to discover a place dedicated to 18th-Century painting. Admire the works of Jean Honoré Fragonard and the canvases of Marguerite Gérard and Jean-Baptiste Mallet, all painters of the 18th century.
A festival like no other in the whole of Corsica, Porto Latino has become a benchmark within the music world. 1 hour 30 minutes from the Club Med Sant’Ambroggio resort, enjoy the Latin sounds of the tango, flamenco or salsa with the citadel of Saint-Florent in the background. Challenging, the programming is no less eccentric and has opened up, over the years, to other genres such as rock and electronic music.
In 1821, Bonaparte died in exile on the island of Sainte-Hélène after his defeat at Waterloo. When summer reaches its peak, the birth town of Napoleon pays its respects to the famous French emperor: a poignant and historic ceremony in the Chapel of Ajaccio, preceded by a parade of the Napoleonic guard, dressed in period uniforms. A historical and cultural immersion, just 1 hour 30 minutes from the Club Med Cargèse resort!
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 the 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 Vittel Le Parc and Vittel Golf Ermitage Resorts, 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 the Opio en Provence Resort, it will inspire those facinitated by racing drives!
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 our La Palmyre Atlantique Resort. Finally, for the lovers of nature, we have a special excursion to the Scandola Nature Reserve, only 1 hour and 15 minutes from Club Med Cargèse resort.
Near Royan and the Gironde Estuary, breach the doors of the La Palmyre zoo, 10 minutes from the 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.
Is there anything more important for your stay in the Vosges than your kids having fun? If, as we imagine, the answer is no, head for Fraispertuis City, 1 hour 10 minutes from the Club Med Vittel Le Parc and Vittle Golf Ermitage resorts. Your entire tribe will love it thanks to the over 10 thrill rides you’ll find there, such as the pirate ship or the dozen activities especially for the little ones, like Baby Boules. Don’t leave without getting an old-fashioned family portrait, with a barn or saloon as the backdrop, thanks to the Old Time Photo studio.
Renowned for its famous Formula 1 racing circuit, the city of Monaco also has a place dedicated to vintage cars, 1 hour from the 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.
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 the Club Med La Palmyre Atlantic 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.
30 minutes from the Club Med Vittel Le Parc and Vittel Golf Ermitage resorts, 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 the Club Med Vittel Le Parc and Vittel Golf Ermitage resorts.
2 hours from the Club Med Vittel Le Park and Vittel Golf Ermitage resorts, 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!