Families looking to learn more about information about France for kids will learn a lot with these links. Here I take all of the posts I’ve written about France + tips for traveling and more to help parents teach their kids more about the country. These posts create a strong foundation to study France for education, prepare for a trip, or just for fun.
Fast Facts about France for Kids
- France is officially known as the French Republic and is located in Western Europe.
- The capital of France is Paris – and we have a great selection of children’s books about Paris.
- The Euro is France’s official currency. It’s a currency shared with Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain.
- French if the national and official language of France, though there are several regional dialects. You can find French children’s books here.
- Kids interested in learning about France may also be interested in learning about French cooking and famous French artists.
Family-friendly Bookish things to do in France
UNESCO Cities of Literature added Angoulême, France to their list in 2019. Cities of Literature typically have a strong literary atmosphere. Angoulême is famous for its annual comic book festival, Le Festival International de la Bande Dessinée. It’s the world’s third-largest comic book festival.
If you’re visiting Paris with your kids, you may want to stop at the popular and loved Shakespeare & Co bookstore.
Other sites in France for families
I like to also include a few other places to visit for families. One of my favorite places is Colmar. We happened to come across the town on the way to Switzerland and were immediately smitten. Friends who looked at the pictures said it looks like Disney World, which is to say it’s so nice it doesn’t even seem real.
Speaking of Disney World, since we’re from Orlando originally and only lived a few hours from Disneyland in Paris – we visited there a few times. For Disney fans it’s a must-do, but it’s really a fun day for anyone who has the extra time in their schedule.
We loved driving northeast of Paris in the Reims area and beyond. Heading back home to Germany through Belgium we’d often pass the village of Le Cateau-Cambresis, which was artist Henri Matisse’s childhood home. There’s now a museum there dedicated to him.
Learn more about France
In addition to the information above, don’t forget to check out the children’s books set in France we have listed on our site.
We also have children’s books in French and the best children’s books for a trip to Paris. A trip to Paris wouldn’t be complete with visiting Shakespeare & Co. Subscription box fans will love reading my Atlas Crate: France and Little Passports: France reviews.
Want to learn more about France for your kids? Let me know in the comments!