Easter Holidays in Provence
Fancy a novel or traditional Easter holiday? Provence is just the place! With a vast range of accommodation, activities, tours, shopping addresses and Easter picnic ideas, our selection guarantees you a fabulous holiday in the Bouches-du-Rhône!
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.
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Traditional Easter Holiday Ideas
If you're seeking a more traditional Easter Holiday in Provence, opt for a family Easter egg hunt, visit a master chocolate maker's workshop and head back home with a hamper packed with goodies, or enjoy a delightful, Easter-style family picnic to keep up with traditions and make the most of the Spring weather.
Egg Hunts in Provence
You'll find plenty of egg hunts on offer during the Easter Holidays and your little ones will have a ball with this fun, traditional activity. But do you know why we hunt eggs? In the 15th century, during Lent, Catholics were not allowed to eat eggs. Except that their chicken, meanwhile, continued to lay them... To get rid of the excess stock, the faithful decorated them and offered them to each other as gifts. Over the centuries, the eggs were not only decorated, they also became treats, sometimes made of chocolate. Enjoy the hunt!
A shopping trip to stock up on Easter eggs
Easter without chocolate is like summer in Provence without cicadas: it's simply not right! Make the most of the April holidays to meet with the Bouches-du-Rhône's master chocolate makers, take part in a chocolate workshop at the Chocolaterie de Puyricard and head back home with a basket full of mouth-watering chocolate surprises. Here's our gourmet selection:
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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: