France's close proximity to the UK makes it an attractive option for families looking for shorter travel times. This is especially beneficial when travelling with young children who might not fare well on long flights. Travelling by train, ferry, or car can be a convenient and family-friendly choice. Vittel Golf Ermitage is accessible by car for those looking for a scenic drive (approximately four hours east of Paris), while La Palmyre Atlantique, in the Aquitaine region, is best reached by the St Malo ferry.
France with Club Med
It's clear that France offers a fantastic range of experiences for summer holidaymakers. From its proximity to the UK, diverse culinary delights, abundant activities, local adventures, and relaxation options, there's something for everyone.
France is steeped in culinary tradition and is renowned for its expertise in the field, and the restaurants in Club Med’s French resorts do not disappoint. At La Palmyre Atlantique, you can enjoy the freshest seafood accompanied by local Charentais wines. Wine enthusiasts can also indulge in vineyard tours in regions like Charentes, famous for Cognac and Pineau. For a greater variety of cuisine visit Opio en Provence, where they serve freshly prepared international and innovative dishes, as well as local specialities such as tapenade and tian. Meanwhile, our mountain resorts serve a mix of modern and traditional alpine specialities. Plus, for added authenticity, Le Bellevarde, our main restaurant in Val d’Isère, has a cheese cellar filled with local delicacies.
France offers a wide range of activities, ensuring there's something for every interest and age group. As the name suggests, our Vittel Golf Ermitage is a golf enthusiast’s dream, offering guests a golfing school, driving range and putting green, as well as access to both the Mont-Saint-Jean and Ile Verte 18-hole golf courses. As well as golf, there are other great activities on offer at Ermitage, including horse riding, tennis and archery for beginners and experts alike. Club Med’s other French resorts offer fun for the whole family on their summer holiday in France. At Opio en Provence, both children and adults can take part in circus school on the hotel’s unique trapeze, tightrope and trampoline course. During hot French summer days, water sports at the likes of La Palmyre Atlantique are a great way to keep the family both cool and entertained; enjoy sports such as windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailing. For those looking for an extra endorphin hit, La Palmyre Atlantique also offers beach bootcamps to blend exercise with the calming sounds and smells of the Atlantic Ocean.
Exploring local towns and regions is an integral part of a holiday experience. Accessible from Opio en Provence are countless historical towns on the French Riviera waiting to be explored, as well as the opportunity to sail along the Côte d'Azur coastline. There are ample opportunities to immerse oneself in the local culture and natural beauty. Alternatively, Club Med’s Summer Mountain resorts in the French Alps offer an array of stunning scenery and local excursions for the whole family to enjoy. Try hiking and biking in Val d’Isère, or lake based watersports on the iconic lake in Tignes. France's diverse landscapes offer a range of experiences, allowing travellers to tailor their holiday to their preferences, whether it's beachside relaxation, mountain adventures, or cultural exploration.
For those seeking relaxation, France doesn't disappoint. If you’re looking for a more traditional form of rest & relaxation, Club Med spas are the perfect place to wind down on your summer holiday. Make use of the free facilities including saunas and jacuzzis at your leisure, or for an added treat, try booking one of our tailored spa treatment packages – up to 6 hours of face and body treatments for you to enjoy across your holiday.
Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or a mix of both, France has something to offer every type of traveller.