The phrases "young kids" and "relaxing French holiday" are not often heard together. But if you're yearning for Gallic culture and cuisine while also wondering how to keep your children happy, then consider the Dordogne region in southwest central France. The kids will find diversions aplenty there, with warm rural smiles greeting their antics; and a hypermarket is never far away for baby food or Band-Aids. There's an abundance of affordable family accommodation, too, from self-catering farmhouses to bed-and-breakfasts. And for gourmets, this is gastronomic heaven: the Dordogne is duck, foie gras and truffle country.
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