Child-Friendly Activities in Avignon | Quality Villas

child-friendly activities in avignon


Finding a holiday destination to suit the whole family can be tricky, especially if you’re travelling with children. While there’s always plenty for adults to enjoy, whether that’s touring ancient vineyards or perusing artwork at famous galleries, some destinations offer far less for younger visitors. However, Avignon, one of the most premiere holiday hotspots in the South of France, offers something for holidaymakers of all ages. From exciting city tours to novel boat rides, there’s something for everyone in this beautiful city. Take a look below to discover our favourite child-friendly activities in Avignon that are a must during your family getaway: 

Take a City Tour

Avignon is one of the most beautiful cities in France, so why not take a tour of this world-famous metropolis with your little ones? From the ancient Palais des Papes (Popes Palace) to the city’s stunning cathedral, Avignon is full of wonderful sights to see and hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered. While those who enjoy a leisurely stroll can embark on one of the city’s fascinating walking tours, a rickshaw tour may be a little more appealing for visitors with very young children; simply sit back, relax and watch the world go by as you whizz along Avignon’s bustling streets!

The ancient Palais des Papes (Popes Palace) in Avignon.

Enjoy a Bite to Eat at Place de l’Horloge

Named after its famous clock, Place de l’Horlge translates as ‘clock tower square’ and is the perfect place to soak up Avignon’s electric atmosphere. Not only is this enchanting stone plaza lined with hotels and shops, but its extensive variety of traditional restaurants all offer outdoor seating, meaning you can dine al fresco while enjoying some exquisite French cuisine! Additionally, the square is also home to a beautiful two-tiered merry-go-round and hosts a variety of entertainers from artists and musicians to mime artists and magicians, all of which the kids are sure to love.

A female mime artist painted gold standing the middle of Place de l’Horloge.

Stroll Across Pont d’Avignon

Built in the 12thcentury, Pont d’Avignon is a centuries-old bridge that has stood the test of time to now become one of the city’s most iconic attractions. Named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995, this majestic bridge attracts over 300,000 visitors every year, so is a must-see during your stay in our luxury holidays villas in the French Riviera. As well as offering stunning views of the surrounding monuments and streets, Pont d’Avignon is also the ideal place to take a moment with your little ones and watch the world go by – you could even have a game of Poohsticks! 

Tourists strolling along Pont d’Avignon on a sunny day in Avignon.

Picnic in Rocher des Doms

If you’re craving a little refuge from the hustle and bustle of busy city life, a visit to Rocher des Doms, a seven-acre park located above the Palais des Papes, will offer a welcome retreat. With stunning gardens, picturesque ponds and flowered terraces to enjoy, this natural haven is the perfect place to relish some well-earned family time and relax in the sunshine. If you’re heading to the park around lunchtime, why not pack a picnic full of delicious treats to feast on while you’re there? However you spend your time in this hilltop haven, a visit here is one you’re sure to remember. 

A man holding his child up in the air laying down on grass in Rocher des Doms.

Take a Boat Ride on the Rhône

The Rhône River is one of Europe’s largest waterways and, luckily for those visiting, flows through Avignon. Whether you embark on a 5-minute ferry ride or opt for a day-long river cruise, a boat ride along this winding river is sure to be a hit with the whole family and will leave you all with a lasting memory of this beautiful region long after you have returned home. If you’re looking to stop off during your day out on the water, Barthlasse Island is a fantastic location where you can unwind for a few hours while the kids let off some steam. Being the largest river island in France, there’s plenty of room for everyone! 

A boat bobbing along the Rhône River with some trees in the background.

While these are just some of the best child-friendly activities on offer in Avignon, there are plenty more to enjoy. If you would like to find out more about this enchanting city or are in search of family-friendly accommodation, get in touch with our team today who will be happy to help. Alternatively, check out our blog to discover more child-friendly activities in Nice or other top places to visit in the South of France

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