Spring Holidays in Provence
The February half-term holiday is just over and it's time to think about the next one! But what about the kids? They've already visited the zoo, played football on the deserted beaches and the Marseille city break was so great you'll be back for more in September when the tourists have gone home? If you missed our tips or were off skiing, do check out our article on Winter Holidays in Provence.
If you're short of ideas for keeping the children busy in April, My Provence has put together a novel activity programme for a great Easter holiday around Marseille, Arles and Aix-en-Provence, including sleeping in a gypsy caravan or tree house, a visit to the commercial port and discovery tour of Etang de Berre lake… And if you're more of a tradition lover and your Easter holiday rhymes with chocolate, head off on an Easter egg hunt, enjoy some gourmet shopping, or take the whole clan off for a picnic at one of the Bouches-du-Rhône's many parks.
Sleep in a treetop B&B in Provence
Treasure hunt at Château de Tarascon
Novel Easter Holiday Ideas
If you're seeking an original Easter holiday in Provence, just follow the guide! We offer a hand-picked range of unusual lodgings, fun and unusual activities and off-the-beaten-track sightseeing tours in the Bouches-du-Rhône.
Original lodgings in Provence
If you're getting together with the family for Easter this year and looking for a novel place to stay for everyone, fear not! Set in vast, green grounds, the Loubatas ecolodge in Peyrolles, Provence, is the perfect place for family strolls and fun!
If you'd rather just holiday with the kids, why not put on your adventurer's hat and opt for the "A Feur de Bois" treetop B&B in Allauch! Fabulous!
And of course, if you're seeking romantic break, My Provence has selected an idyllic, countrified address for you in the heart of Camargue: the "Mas du Ménage" gypsy caravan in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.
Fun activities for the Easter Holidays
When you're holidaying with the kids, the trickiest thing is finding exciting, instructive and novel activities you'll enjoy too. My Provence has come up with some surprising excursion ideas for all the family!
Tour of Martigues commercial port on April 19th
Treasure hunt at Château de Tarascon on April 16th and 17th
Turnkey sightseeing tours off the beaten track
If you fancy spending your Easter holidays in Provence discovering the local produce, simply opt for the My Provence sightseeing tours - a range of turnkey itineraries for couples, friends or families offering an alternative angle on the Bouches-du-Rhône. Our 100% Made in Provence suggestions include tours, tasting, shopping, scenic routes exploring the villages of Provence and magnificent souvenirs to bring home from your holidays.
Easter picnic at one of the Bouches-du-Rhône's pretty local parks
The traditional Easter picnic
Family picnics are an Easter tradition in Provence, with goodies including decorated hard-boiled eggs. If you haven't got a grassy garden on hand, My Provence suggests you enjoy an Easter picnic at one of the Bouches-du-Rhône's pretty local parks or domains:
The "Sentier Provence, mines d'énergies" (Provence Energy Mine Trail) is a new GR® long-distance footpath crossing 14 towns in the Pays d’Aix and Pays d’Aubagne areas. The trail is divided into 3 itineraries (42 km, 45 km and 66 km) and also includes 13 local loops.
From the producer to the bag
What's the best thing to bring back from your holiday in Provence? And what souvenir from the South should we take if we're visiting friends or family elsewhere? We won't be offering you a classic little tour of the souvenir shops this time, so let's head off to meet the local producers and craftspeople instead!
" Place your bets ! "
Las Vegas, Monaco and Atlantic City are simply overrated. On the other hand, Carry-le-Rouet, Cassis, La Ciotat and Aix-en-Provence all have lots of sightseeing attractions - plus casinos!
To cater to this new generation of residents and tourists, we simply had to hunt down some on-point addresses: modern and offbeat, architectural and arty, never-before-seen and places to be seen.
Our pick of spas and wellness centres in Provence
we are giving you our top pick of addresses so you can enjoy some TLC everywhere you go in Provence!
Discover our guide to Provence's top craft beers is packed with local flavours, such as honey, lavender and chestnuts
Get a new angle on Port-Saint-Louis !
We set the date with Gérard Jourdan, a honey producer based in Auriol, who can't wait to introduce us to his job and passion for bees...
Special itineraries and guides for touring the Bouches-du-Rhône by bike!
Time to eat outside
Picnics are a great way to escape from routine and spend some quality time with friends, family or your partner. Whether you opt for the seaside, a park or vineyard, they are an ode to simple pleasures and sharing.