Living as a family has never been as hard as today. Kids are often more influenced by what they found out on the internet (whether true or false) than by what their parents and teachers are trying to teach them. This is why every time it is possible, it is important for a family to leave their daily environment and go discover something new abroad. France is a great place to do so and here is why.
Creating New Common Memories
If you scan your memory rapidly for your best souvenirs, you will immediately notice that some of them are from the travels that you went on. That is because there are places in this world that are simply more unforgettable than others. When you are reminded of them, you are also brought back to the memory of the people that you shared the moment with.
These common memories help to create stronger bonds between family members. There can be no doubt that a unit of Americans from the West Coast hoping on an SFO flight to Paris is bound to discover many unknown landscapes that will leave them breathless, once they get there. It is certainly the case for anyone who gets the chance to visit the Mont Saint-Michel and watches as it becomes an island surrounded by water, where minutes before there was only land. It is also true when you are standing at the top of the Etretat cliffs in Normandy, and you look at the sea in front of you, where D Day took place during World War II.
Travelling, means opening yourself to new culture, art and history. By doing so, you are bound to grow in various ways. When you go on tourism expeditions with the whole family, you get to share that knowledge between all of its members. This is something that you can talk about between each other in any situation later on, even though others may not understand what you are talking about or why it makes you look so happy.
When you climb the Eiffel Tower or you roam the halls of the Louvre Museum, you will inevitably feel sensations inside you, which will vary from one another. But it doesn’t matter, as when you will recall them, it will bring it back up, no matter what they were. And the knowledge that you now share will never go away. Indeed, it can even be deepened by doing internet searches together, in order to know more about a given subject, such as the Géricault painting “Le Radeau de la Méduse,” which covers a great part of the wall of one of the rooms at the Louvre.
France has something for Everyone
We mentioned families from the American West Coast before, but people from all states can find something that they like in France. It is true that New Yorkers are particularly attracted by the City of Lights. They never hesitate to hop on an NYC to Paris flight, as they find a little bit of the fashion and culture that they enjoy so much in their own town, in this city.