France is full of incredible cities to discover with the family.
If Paris is an obvious destination, there are other cities that are worth seeing. The route that I suggest will allow you to discover Paris, Nantes, Strasbourg and Marseille, and to visit essential tourist sites, but also less known hidden treasures. You can also take advantage of economic addresses to eat and offer you comfortable accommodation for the whole family.
Day 1 to 3: Paris
Paris is the flagship city of our itinerary. You can visit the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, but also discover more unusual corners like the Marais district or the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie.
You can also go around Paris by boat. For an unusual outing, I recommend the visit to the Garnier Palace and its amazing ghost history.
Two economic addresses to remember: Café des cats and the beautiful team. For comfortable accommodation, I recommend the Marais Hôme hotel and the Little Regina hotel, both three stars. To move around, the metro is the most practical means of transport.
Day 4 to 6: Nantes
Nantes is a city full of surprises. You can visit the famous Pommeraye passage or the Château des Ducs de Bretagne.
You can also explore the machines on the island of Nantes, and embark for an unusual walk on the back of an elephant or giant calamar.
For a friendly lunch, go to the trip canteen and Franklin's. For comfortable accommodation, I recommend the Château des Tertres hotel and the Voltaire Opera hotel, both three stars. To move around, you can opt for the bus that serves the city.
Day 7 to 8: Strasbourg
Strasbourg is a city with a unique atmosphere, which deserves a stop. You will be able to visit the famous cathedral, but also stroll through the picturesque district of Petite France, navigate the Ill or discover the Alsatian museum and its reconstructions of traditional houses.
For an unusual visit, I recommend the visit of the Schutzenberger brasserie and its famous beer cellar where you can initiate yourself to the Grands Crus of Alsace.
For an economical lunch, I recommend the small scholarship and the Kuhn.For comfortable accommodation, you can opt for the Hannong hotel and the Gutenberg hotel, both three stars. To move around, the tram is the most practical means of transport.
Day 9 to 10: Marseille
Marseille is a dynamic city that is full of places to discover. You can visit the Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde basilica and enjoy a breathtaking view of the city, but also to discover the Mucem, an exceptional museum dedicated to the cultures of the Mediterranean periphery.
For an unusual outing, I recommend a visit to the Calanques National Park, an exceptional natural site.
For an economical lunch, you can go to the Cantinetta or at the end of the platform. For comfortable accommodation, the Vieux Port Hotel Hotel and the Mercure Marseille Hotel Center Old Port are both interesting options. To move around, you can use public transport.
The cost of the route will depend on the choice of accommodation and transport that you will make and the time of the year you are traveling, but in general, it will take between 1200 and 2000 euros for the whole family.