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The narrow Fontaine Valley between Alpilles hides cozy cottages, green gardens and old villas, Les Baux-de-Provence by eFesenko

Discovering Classic Family Favourite Destinations

Whisk the family away on a classic adventure to Portugal, France and Morocco this summer.

Portugal, France & Morocco

Whisk the family away on a classic adventure to Portugal, France and Morocco this summer.

Provence

For the finest of foods • Everyone knows there’s nowhere quite like France for the best foodie breaks, but the real trick is to head to Provence. Utterly charming, it’s packed with family-friendly spots and famous for its fabulous food.

Street in medieval village of Les Baux de Provence by wjarek
Street in medieval village of Les Baux de Provence by wjarek

Head to the UNESCO World Heritage village of Les Baux-de-Provence to the very chic Domaine de Manville, a golfing estate turned luxury hotel, golf and spa. Their mezzanine rooms are perfect for families, while the pristine pool and gourmet restaurant are more reasons to hole up here on holiday. Our favourite meal? The BBQ lunch with giant grilled Gambas! There’s also a private ‘on demand’ cinema and a gipsy cart kids club.

Further afield you’ll find Roman Ruins, the medieval Baux castle, hiking in the pine forest to the singsong of the cicadas and one of France’s best weekly markets in pretty neighbouring St Remy. Must try delicacies include the Fougasse bread, the locally-grown sun-drenched fruit like peaches and melon, the pesto ‘pistou’ and the refreshing Rosé wines. The kids will be thrilled with breakfast brioches and the Éclairs au Chocolat, not to mention the ice cream selection.

For the very finest al fresco lunch, pop to the Michelin starred L’Oustau de Baumaniere, a haven of peace where chef André Charial has been serving celebrities and mere mortals alike for years in his idyllic family-run hideaway.

Other destinations covered are Marrakech for the most exotic city break, Algarve for the best of beaches and Paris for the most classic history.

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© This article was first published in June-July 2018 edition of World Travel Magazine.

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