French accommodation specialist Madame Vacances offers holidays from Aquitaine to the Ardeche and Brittany to Provence. The properties are carefully chosen and rather more upmarket than your average holiday residence.

Below highlights a small selection of holiday experiences:

Residence Les Rives marines (Aquitaine)

Give your children a digital detox and encourage them to enjoy nature at its finest. Set on the riverbank next to Le Teich Bird Reserve, the Résidence Les Rives Marines is a fantastic setting with over 300 bird species visiting the reserve's 120 hectares of lagoons, forests and salt marshes every year.

Do take time to visit La Coccinelle (Ladybird) wildlife park which is not far away from the reserve. Children will adore the endearing baby residents in its mini farm. It is good to know that French restaurants are fairly relaxed and welcome well-behaved dogs with their owners.

Prices:

A family of 4 can enjoy 7-nights in a self-catering apartment from £279.

Intriguing French history

Why not visit Les Maisons de Fontenelles (Vendee) and enjoy tales of Vikings, Musketeers and the Knights of the Round Table? It will be a fascinating experience for children and is handily located close to the medieval theme park Puy du Fou.

Children can travel through time and then take advantage of the modern resort's brilliant facilities, including swimming pool, tennis courts and pétanque court.

Prices:

A family of 4 can stay in a 2-bedroom cottage at Les Maisons de Fontenelles for 7-nights from around £289.

All of the above prices are based on a family of four arriving on 27th August (for a 7-night’s stay).

Find out more about the wonderful holidays on offer in France by telephoning 01273 358071.

www.madamevacances.co.uk