It’s going to be a French summer! An excellent opportunity to rediscover the country and the abundance of incredible venues it has to offer. Since our online magazine was first created, we’ve made it our duty to offer you a range of our own favourite venues and places each Friday. Hotels, restaurants, gîtes, hybrid concepts: our photographers have travelled the length and breadth of France to capture and immortalise the life projects of passionately dedicated people for whom making you feel completely at home at their venues is a number one priority. This article is dedicated to them. It’s a declaration of love to these independents, to their establishments. La Pinède, D’une île, Domaine des Grands Cépages, Le Couvent de Pozzo, Le Barn, Country Lodge… Six delightful places to spend time at and to which you can take your children without a second thought. Far removed from the usual tourist fare, these venues have made family-friendliness their speciality. These are places where you can rediscover the joys of being together, at the very heart of nature. Kids are free to be themselves at these venues. Free to make noise and let off steam with their friends. Free to try their hand at horse riding, to have a go at archery, to build dens, to jump feet first into the big blue sea or to explore the plants and wildlife of places they’ve never seen before.Maybe you’ll cross paths with one of these venues on your next long weekend away or your next holidays? We do thoroughly recommend it, and that applies no matter what the time of year!