Provence is a perfect holiday destination for families. The beautiful nature and the historic small villages bring a great twist to the family holiday. Every day can be individually designed. Whether a new village explored or relaxation in nature is in vogue, in Provence, everything is given. We have painted for years in Provence and planned. Our expectations were exceeded, so much in advance. The landscape in the south of France is beguiling and confirms every picture book presentation. The food leaves nothing to be desired, as you would expect in the land of skin cuisine. And most importantly, children are welcome guests. Restaurants usually offer a popular children’s menu. The lavender fields flourish between June and August. At this time, the tourist rush comes to Provence. That’s why we decided to avoid these months. The best time to travel is spring and fall. Perfect to start earlier or extend summer.
Day trip to Gordes and Roussillon
The two romantic villages of Gordes and Roussillion are among the most beautiful in Provence. A day trip with the family should not be missed. Gordes is a small village that was built in the middle of a mountainside. Castle and church mark the center of the village. Small cafes and shops surround them. It is worth to take a look at the Provencal spices, scents and linen. A special feature of Gordes is the fabulous view. If you follow the small narrow streets, you have reached the viewpoint quickly. The hillside overlooks the entire valley. If you want, you can take a walk down the slope or admire the panorama with an ice cream in your hand. For children, the second option is definitely their favorite. Just 15 minutes away by car is Roussillion. Another picturesque village of Provence. It is characterized by ocher houses and narrow streets. The famous ocher cliffs surround the village and already served the Romans with their bright colors. It is and has been processed into pigments and colors and plays a major role in craftsmanship. A tour through the rocky landscape is certainly interesting. During our visit we were already very hungry and opted for a restaurant with a view of the rocks with bizarre shapes. The restaurant Le Clos de la Glycine is perfect for big and small gourmets. Although it is not explicitly child friendly, but on our request, a delicious menu for the kids conjured up. The ambiance is very calm and pleasant. The tables are aligned so that the view always falls on the ocher cliffs.
Enjoy nature in Provence
The nature in Provence is impressive. It grows and thrives in the most beautiful forms. That also pleases the children. During a walk through the forest, we collected a variety of wild herbs. Smelling and tasting will be an experience. If you are in Provence, I should definitely take time for nature. The rich colors, the variety of plants and animals fascinates every age. Lakes and mountains are the holiday destinations for families when visiting Provence. Thus, the mixture succeeds on vacation quite simply. The spirit of discovery is fed and just as fast as you are in nature, to relax there wonderfully.
Charming wineries in Provence
For all Rosé lovers, Provence is the land of plenty. Several wineries of the region are among the most popular in the world. The visit with children on a winery works! Surrounded by the pure nature, a playground for the children is quickly found. So while dad is doing a little wine tasting, the rest is playing. Mostly there is a snack to eat. Of course we like the children very much. We can recommend the WeingutValdition. It is idyllically situated in the Alpilles Nature Park and produces organic wines and olive oils. As insider tip the winery Chateau Romanin is traded. For years, the probably best rosé of Provence is produced there.
Travel Gadgets with kids – Update
On the journey we were allowed to take an interesting insight. With children you live in constant change, parents know that only too well. How much the traveling with children also changed, we were able to determine this time. All of a sudden the children are happy to visit an old tower, like the next playground. We even took our children to an exquisite restaurant and actually enjoyed it. We also noticed on the car that the travel conditions with children change. The Toniebox was not missing. This allowed the children to listen to exciting audiobooks together with their headphones (a nod to the Aux double plug). During the city tour, the scooters were our practical companions. The children fled from A to B. We had to keep up with fast steps. If a child got tired, the scooter was assembled in no time and stowed away in the stroller. He was not allowed to miss his tired legs.
We can also recommend you accommodations with a heart! In the middle of the Alpilles Natural Park, is the Boutique Hotel Domain de la Pierre Blanche. The family hotel Coquilade Village leaves nothing to be desired with its spa and kids club.