With so many luxury holiday villas in the South of France, the balance of fun, arts and culture makes Avignon a fulfilling family holiday destination. The atmospheric medieval streets twist and turn throughout the centre, providing hours of inquisitive exploring. Bursting with spectacular architecture, quirky shops and idyllic cafes, where do you begin when trying to find an ideal place to eat as a family? At a glance, Place de l’Horloge is the main square in Avignon’s tourist centre and has a vast array of family-friendly restaurants to choose. Here at Quality Villas, we have selected the best places to eat in and out of the tourist centre. We hope to provide you with something special to be enjoyed by the whole family.
La Sou’ Pape
This lovely little French restaurant is known for its inviting atmosphere. The happy-go-lucky chef is very accommodating to families, going out of his way to make your meal experience as easy going as possible. The waiting staff, headed by the chef’s wife, are also very accommodating to children, taking their time to get to know you. The food is delicious, and the location is near tourist attractions, with Papal Palace only a few streets away.
Restaurant La Cour d’Honneur
This charming restaurant is a gastropub with a mix of French and Mediterranean food. It is deceptive in size, hiding a gorgeous garden out the back. Complete with umbrellas in the day and heaters for the evening, it is set to make your meal as enjoyable as possible. Convenient in setting, it is also a short walk from the main tourist spots. Indulge yourself with a glass of wine from their extensive menu to relax with the family.
Chez Bodus Le Garcon Boucher
At some point, the kids will most likely be craving a juicy burger! Treat you and the family to an evening at a trendy burger bar. Chez Bodus Le Garcon Boucher specialises in producing the best burgers and steaks and is a popular destination for those who want to enjoy a hearty meal. Top it off with some mouth-watering fries; it is a must-try.
For something quick and easy, Vezzo Pizza is a great place to refuel. With speedy service, even at its busiest times, this is ideal for when you need to get the family fed ASAP. Staff are praised for their approachability and eagerness to help with the menu. It is still a feasible distance from the city centre at 1km away but surrounded by fewer tourists.
To get to this delightful restaurant, you must take a fascinating little 15-minute walk through the beautiful pedestrianised streets of Avignon centre. Tastefully decorated and welcomed by the most calming staff, it is worth the magical adventure. With gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options, it is an accommodating French restaurant. A cosy setting, it is a lovely place to spend the evening as a family.
Au Jardin des Carmes
A comfortable and laidback restaurant, the stunning courtyard is quite the attraction. With a stylish French ambience, the garden is adorned with fascinating plants and artistically decorated with boat sails as shading. The chic food is well presented, while still appealing for a younger person.
A destination for the kids to get very excited about, this delicate dessert café is impossible to ignore. As the name suggests, it is well known for its speciality tarte tropézienne. With an overwhelming amount of treats bursting with delicious cream, there will be no complaints here.
La Compagnie des Chats
One for only the most well-behaved children, the cat café is a peaceful haven for eating. It has a therapeutic effect on all and unique addition to a family holiday in Avignon.
We hope we have inspired you to locate some of these enchanting and delicious restaurants. For more inspiration on how to get the most out of a family holiday to Avignon, take a look at our blog Child-Friendly Activities in Avignon.