Five fun family activities in Avignon

Written by on September 8, 2017 in Provence-Alpes

Avignon has plenty to offer everyone whatever their age. From the Palais to the Papes to the famous Pont d’Avignon there are grand monuments and small in this lovely ancient city. If you’re looking for family activities for you and the kids, Avignon doesn’t disappoint.

Little train tour of Avignon

Visit Avignon in a fun way on the tourist train. It’s a comfy way to visit the old town and see all the main sites, pretty squares, beautiful buildings and the famous Pont d’Avignon. On a hot day it’s shady and when the famous Mistral wind blows, it gives some shelter. And… kids love trains!

40-minute guided tour, available in 8 languages; departure from the Place Palais des Papes

Cruise on the Rhone

You can take a free 5-minute ferry across the river to Barthelasse Island, one of the largest river islands in Europe. It’s a great place for the kids to run about, enjoy a picnic and drink in the views of the city from across the water. You can also take a longer river cruise and enjoy the sights of the countryside, take lunch or relax over dinner.

If you have water babies you might like to hire a boat, do stand-up paddle and canoeing – with a lovely 8km canoe trip.

Cooking courses in Avignon

Take a fun cookery course for the whole family. There are chef courses you can do in a professional kitchen or join in a market course. Kids love to make things and then to share and taste their masterpiece! Details on Avignon Tourism website for cookery courses.

Visit Epicurium, a museum of vegetables and fruit with beehives and gardens which is located about 10 minutes from the city centre. It’s a look at food from the seed to the plate with exhibitions, festivals, gardens, activities and culinary workshops.

Website: www.epicurium.fr/en

Segway tour of Avignon

Take a Segway tour and discover the secret places of Avignon. This isn’t for really small children as you need to be able to get the balance right but for older kids, parents and grandparents – it’s a whole lot of fun and a great way to whizz around the walls of the Palace.

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