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Autism Family Holidays in France

Autistic children face unique challenges that can make traditional holiday activities difficult. France, however, has made strides in recent years to become a more autism-friendly destination, offering a variety of activities tailored to the needs of children on the autism spectrum, that provide outstanding facilities for the whole family. Here are some ideas for holidays for an autistic child in France. This should help you find the right place, the best holiday cottage, the right accommodation for you for your autism family holidays.

Autism Family Holidays

Sensory-Friendly Attractions.

Many popular tourist destinations in France have made efforts to become more inclusive for children with additional needs. For example, Disneyland Paris offers a “Guide for Guests with Disabilities” that outlines the accommodations available for visitors with sensory issues, including quiet areas and a special pass that allows guests to skip long lines. Other sensory-friendly attractions in France include the Parc de la Villette in Paris and the Oceanopolis aquarium in Brest. Certain venues will advertise their sensory room for your autistic son or daughter.

Nature Retreats

France is known for its breathtaking natural beauty, and a nature retreat can be a perfect option for autistic children who crave a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The Massif Central region, with its sprawling forests and tranquil lakes, is a particularly popular destination for families looking to connect with nature. There are also several eco-friendly lodges and campsites throughout France that offer a quiet and peaceful environment for youngsters with autism.

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is a popular therapy for kids with autism, as it can help improve balance, coordination, and social skills. Several equestrian centers throughout France offer therapeutic horseback riding programs tailored specifically to autistic kids. The Maison de la Prairie in Normandy is one such center, offering personalized riding sessions and workshops in a calm and nurturing environment.

Cultural Workshops

France is home to some of the world’s most iconic cultural landmarks, and many of these attractions offer educational workshops that can be tailored to the needs of children with autism. The Louvre Museum in Paris, for example, offers “Touch Tours” for visitors with visual impairments, as well as workshops designed specifically for children with autism. Other cultural workshops in France include art classes, music therapy sessions, and storytelling workshops.

Quiet Beaches

France is renowned for its beautiful beaches and outstanding natural beauty, but the hustle and bustle of crowded beaches can be overwhelming for your autistic child. Luckily, there are several quiet beaches throughout France that offer a more tranquil experience. The Plage de la Garoupe in Antibes, for example, is a secluded beach with crystal-clear waters and a relaxed atmosphere. Other quiet beaches in France include the Plage de l’Espiguette in Camargue and the Plage de Keremma in Brittany.

In conclusion, France is an excellent destination for families looking to take a holiday with autistic children. With a variety of sensory-friendly attractions, nature retreats, therapeutic horseback riding programs, cultural workshops, and quiet beaches, there are plenty of options for families seeking a fun and relaxing vacation that caters to the unique needs of children with autism. When you know that these options are available, you can find the best holiday cottages for your autistic child and the whole family, taking care of each family member.

Holiday Cottages With Self Catering Facilities

Naturally, it is all well and good having fantastic amenities to visit nearby in the south west France, but you need a top notch holiday house, ideally with swimming pool and its own garden, that can provide holidays of high quality, that is an autism friendly holiday !

This autism friendly holiday cottage gives you exactly this. Large bedrooms, self catering accommodation with great kitchen facilities in the modern Banquet Hall and gardens. This is a non judgemental environment so you can holiday at a relaxed pace. Everything has been set up to be autism friendly.

Our swimming pool has a proper fence around it to allow safety and visibility. Indoors, the Games Room will give hours of fun for parents and autistic people, with the table tennis, which is all accessible for people with special needs on holiday. You can spread out in the open space and come together as one family for meals.

Holiday Cottage with Style

There are five large double bedrooms. Two bedrooms use the main bathroom, while the others have ensuite bathrooms. Parents, kids and guests can get some space on holiday. There is wi fi throughout the accommodation. Familes with additional needs might want to consider which bedrooms are right for each family member. The accommodation is on 2 floors so those with special needs might be best on the ground floor.

There is a working farm next door so kids and parents

Travel Advice

You don’t need to go all the way to the south coast. You can get here via airport, train or car. Many an airport such as London Gatwick airport can have noisy areas that are too much so to increase autism awareness, the autism awareness lanyard can be helpful, and try the adhesives from Autism Headphones to boost disability awareness of people around you. You can arrange assistance or request medical equipment hire as necessary, if there are other disabilities. The new environment when travelling and on holiday can be stressful for your autistic child so prepare the way for them.

Families with special needs and learning difficulties or other additional needs can arrange assistance on holidays with us as needed on this website.

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Autistic children in the private heated swimming pool, sensory toys, shower chair, mobile hoist. Cottages not in UK
Bring pets. Expect joy. Holiday accommodation for families


Get away from it all.


Space to be themselves.


Whether on sun beds or by the lake


Tranquility For Families?

My autistic kids had a great time here. And I could actually put my feet up!

Helpful holidays assistance. No Thomas centre or safari tents with two sons



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