French Mediterranean coast is so versatile that everyone will find something different and special: sandy and pebble beaches, charming chateaux and luxury hotels, vineyards and mountains roads , medieval castles and modern architecture. Vacationing in the south of France with the children is very comfortable: there is a children's menu in many restaurants, playgrounds are located on almost every corner. There is convenient access for wheelchairs, plenty of shallow beaches and pretty calm sea. However, apart from the sea and beaches , there are many things to do that you would not want to miss. Here is the list of things not to miss with your kids
1. Seing Tibetan bears and giraffes from the window of a car in Safari park in Sigean (Réserve Africaine de Sigean)
Safari Park " Sigean " consists of two zones. You can visit the first zone only in a car where you will be able to see deers , lions , bears, giraffes, rhinos and other cool animals . Just remember, to stop and lower the window is forbidden! The second part involves hiking in the zoo. Flamingos, elephants , kangaroos , zebras , crocodiles and other residents live in a pretty spacious environment.
2. Go through the storm on the interactive ship at the Aquarium Mare Nostrum
At Mare Nostrum you can see various fish and other marine life, interesting exhibits, panoramic aquariums. Along with the children, you can feel the captains of the ship caught in a storm, or researchers on the deep sea submarine. And your child will be able to "pat" sting rays.
3. Go through the Amazonian forest trails at the Montpellier Zoo (Parc zoologique de Montpellier)
On the vast territory of the Montpellier Zoo there are more than 50 species of animals: white rhinos, lions, bears, giraffes, lemurs and many others. But the real adventure awaits you in the Amazon pavilion.
4. Learn how to make jelly bears HARIBO at the Chocolate Museum (Musée du Bonbon)
This museum is very popular with children. Of course! After all, there are so many interactive exhibits, and you can pack yourself chocolate. You will not leave empty handed from its shop.
5. Feed rabbits at the mini farm (Le Petit Paradis)
Our kids are experiencing great pleasure from visiting such small farms, where you can pay a visit to the rabbits, guinea pigs, goats, ducklings, pat and feed them. Also in the farm you can find sheep, horses, donkeys, pigs, and cows. Children can ride a pony with their parents and explore the lake by taking a boat, play miniature golf or just have a picnic in the countryside.
6. Spend the whole day in Monaco
You can spend the whole day in Monaco. In addition to the famous Oceanographic Museum, there are lovely gardens (Japanese and exotic) where you can relax in the shade of a tree, a small zoo, various museums. Along the waterfront there are many attractions for children (playgrounds, carting, swing sets and so on). You can decide whether or not to inspect a Prince Rainier III collection of vintage cars, since even on the streets of Monaco there so many interesting cars.
7. See exotic birds and plants in Park Phoenix (Phoenix Parc Floral de Nice)
In the Park "Phoenix" near Nice you can spend a few hours walking around the large area botanical garden. In addition to a variety of plants, animals and fish from around the world stay near the fountains, miniature waterfalls, on the shore of the lake. While you are resting a child can chase ducks and chickens. Very nice place to visit with children.