Overshadowed by the glamour of the French Riviera and the historic attractions of nearby Arles and Avignon, France’s Camargue is largely overlooked by tourists. But this unusual region offers a lot to attract nature lovers and families tired of cities and Roman ruins.
Last September, when I checked into the 5-star Hôtel Bel-Ami, on a quiet street on the Left Bank, my first thought was how happy my granddaughter would have been to have stayed in this oh-so-stylish, 108-room boutique hotel while we were together in Paris, because it’s so well-located near all the cafés, shops and boutiques in the St. Germain des Pres quartier (neighborhood).
Summer is peak travel time for families, with the kids out of school and the weather a little more amenable to those traveling with small children. However, gone are the days where most families just head to the beach or take a big family trip to the lake.