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Family-friendly places to stay in the South of France

The South of France is a vast area with a wide choice of excellent hotels, apartments, holiday villas and campsites for family holidays and breaks on all budgets. In Marseille, we recommend the Grand Hôtel Beauvau Vieux Port in an historic building overlooking the harbour, with duplex suites for families. In the Camargue, the most characterful choice is local mas (estates founded in the 16th and 17th century by wealthy landlords from Arles) converted into luxurious hotels, some offering riding excursions. In addition, our partner Madame Vacances offers some great self-catering properties in holiday parks.

See also our features Self-Catering in France and A Family Motorhoming Trip in the South of France (the Camargue is popular for campervan holidays).

Editor's favourite
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Club Med Serre-Chevalier, French Alps

Serre Chevalier
An all-inclusive resort with childcare and activities from babies to teens, plus an indoor pool and spa.

Pierre & Vacances Holiday Village Cap Esterel

St Raphael
Perfect for babies through to teens with facilities, childcare and services, this self-catering holiday park on the south coast of France is ideal for a summer family holiday.

Pierre & Vacances Residence Cannes Villa Francia

The stylish location of these self-catering apartments make for a perfect base to explore the Cannes and the South of France. The infinity pool is a highlight.

Domaine des Naiades

Provence–Alpes–Côte d'Azur
A great holiday park with kids' clubs from six months, close to a beach.

Maeva Cannes Verrerie

A seafront location with stunning views of Cannes, offering self-catering accommodation, direct beach access and on-site restaurants and shop.

Pierre & Vacances Costa Plana

Provence–Alpes–Côte d'Azur
Great value self-catering apartments with sea views on French Riviera.

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Pierre & Vacances Premium Residence Les Rives de Cannes Mandelieu

A premium holiday village with kids’ club and close to the beach in Cannes.

Maeva Les Citronniers

Provence–Alpes–Côte d'Azur
Located in the heart of town, with direct access to the beach, walking distance to amenities and well located for visiting famous attractions in Alpes Maritimes.

Pierre & Vacances Premium Residence Port Prestige

Spacious apartments (some with hot tub), outdoor heated swimming pool and handy baby equipment for hire, with the beach just a short walk away.

Pierre & Vacances Holiday Village Pont Royal en Provence

Provence–Alpes–Côte d'Azur
Provencal kid-friendly resort with a huge waterpark, riding school, childcare from newborns up to teens and family excursions included as part of the price you pay.

Pierre & Vacances Saint Laurent du Var Heliotel Marine

Close to Nice and lively resort year-round.

Hotel de l'Esterel

Provence–Alpes–Côte d'Azur
Superb natural surroundings, water sports and childcare from 3 months

Grand Hotel Beauvau Marseille Vieux Port MGallery by Sofitel

Luxurious and stylish family-friendly hotel on Marseille's Old Port, view stunning views out to sea.

Douce Quiétude Campsite

Provence–Alpes–Côte d'Azur
A friendly site in a woodland setting, with children's pool and waterslides.

Club Med Opio en Provence

Alpes Maritimes
An all-inclusive family resort amidst olive groves and pine forests, with heaps of activities and a spa including teen treats.

La Baume Campsite

Provence–Alpes–Côte d'Azur
A lively self-catering holiday park with fabulous pool complex, kids clubs, family activities and perfectly positioned to explore the South of France.

Mas Candille

Alpes Maritimes
A relaxing retreat with a child-friendly attitude in the South of France.

Holiday Green, Frejus

Provence–Alpes–Côte d'Azur
A lively site in the south of France, with plenty to offer older children and teenagers, plus an extensive animations programme for younger children.

Maeva Residence Hyères Parc

Provence–Alpes–Côte d'Azur
In a 3-hectare park with direct beach access. Ideal location for kids.

Esterel campsite

Provence–Alpes–Côte d'Azur
Ideal for families of all ages, with activities for young children and older kids, just 3 miles for the French Riviera coastline.