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Normandy has some very grand seaside hotels for those who fancy a splurge – in Deauville, the Normandy Barrière has children’s clubs, a pool and even a kids’ restaurant, while Le Grand in Cabourg is famous for its associations with Proust.

Otherwise, there’s a good choice of family-friendly B&Bs, gîtes, apartments (some attached to hotels and sharing their amenities), and campsites. See also our features on Glamping and Unusual Camping in France and Self-catering Family Holidays in France.

Editor's favourite
Kids club

La Vallée Campsite

A rural site a short walk from the beach, handy for cycle routes, with indoor and outdoor pools.

Château de Saint Paterne

An intimate family-friendly château accommodation in Normandy where families of all ages can relax and enjoy the facilities.

Pierre & Vacances Premium Residence Presqu'Ile de la Touques

Stylish 5-star self-catering apartments less than 1km from the sandy beaches of Normandy, and with an on-site spa, pools and play areas for kids.

Pierre & Vacances Residence Le Green Beach, Omaha Beach

Close to the beach in Normandy; self-catering apartments + outdoor pool.

Pierre & Vacances Deauville Golf Resort

Apartments in peaceful and secluded setting with heated pool, play areas and close to some family attractions in the Normandy area.

Pierre & Vacances Le Beach Residence

Covered swimming pool and playground, close to the beach, shops and entertainment