If your European travel dreams center around a love of castles, a vacation in the Loire Valley of France is the destination you’ve been imagining. Many regions boast about their abundant fairytale castles, but the Loire Valley truly delivers on this promise in a kid-friendly way. One day you can experience a chateau’s history via a digital iPad tour; the next, you can float above it on a hot air balloon ride. Play tag in the formal gardens or kayak by on the river. These grand estates are all just a short drive from each other, meaning the Loire Valley is the best as far as hassle-free logistics. To maximize the castle focus, book a stay in a kid-friendly historic property. Many offer bikes for riding around the grounds, petanque courts for playtime and even pools for splashing on warm summer afternoons.

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