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Family fun activities

Off we go for a family holiday full of discoveries and fun on the Côte du Midi!

This vast region offers all sorts of exciting things to see and do. Whether your children like discovering history, experiencing thrills, trying out new adventures or simply having fun... the Côte du Midi has something for everyone! With visits to fantastic museums, unmissable sites, treasure hunts, sports of every kind, gourmet discoveries (the list goes on...), you are spoilt for choice.

That's why we guarantee you'll have a great family holiday!

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Réserve Africaine de Sigean
A safari on the Côte du Midi!

"Réserve Africaine de Sigean"

If you and your family are on holiday in the region, the African Reserve is a must!

With more than 3,800 animals in a preserved nature reserve covering some 300 hectares, this wildlife park starts with a tour in your own car to discover zebras, rhinoceroses, bears... and hopefully the Lion King and his family! The visit continues on foot where you will come across giraffes, chimpanzees, reptiles, and a whole host of others.

Plan for a full day to make the most of it!

Visit the Réserve Africaine of Sigean

In search of lost treasure ont the South Coast

Treasure hunts

Who hasn't ever dreamed of going off in search of treasure?

Having fun while discovering the wonders of the Côte du Midi: yes you can! In fact, our treasure hunt boxes offer you just that, allowing you to discover the region's secrets in a playful and congenial way!

Themed treasure hunts are also available at two of our partners' sites:l’Abbaye de Fontfroide et l’Oulibo !

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Small electric boats

Whether in the centre of Narbonne, out in the marshes or in the little picturesque hamlet of Le Somail, there's a boat trip for every preference!

In the heart of Narbonne, a trip on board a small electric boat along the Canal de la Robine, which flows right through the historic centre, is the perfect way to see some unmissable monuments such as the Pont des Marchands.

Want to get back in touch with nature? Head for the Sainte Marthe reserve, where you can enjoy a ride through the marshes in a small electric boat. You will also get to see a mini-farm.

With Le Comptoir Nature in Le Somail, a boat ride down the mythical Canal du Midi awaits!

Surrounded by animals


A veritable oasis at the foot of the massif de la Clape, the domaine de l’Oustalet site includes a pony club with rides for children! What's more, you get to discover a mini-farm, all for free.

This is also the starting point for a visit of the unmissable Gouffre de l'Oeil Doux emerald lake. On the way, during the season, you can stop by at the Bergerie eco-museum.

To complete your electric boat ride through the domaine Sainte Marthe, come and see a delightful little farm with chickens, goats, ducks, pigs, donkeys and more!

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In roman times

History of the Côte du Midi

There are several sites for children who may be curious about Roman history; this is great way to gain some insights into the Roman Empire!

In Narbonne, the Horreum is one of the city's only visible Roman monuments! Discover a maze of underground galleries... Back in Roman times, they were used as warehouses to store goods for the market, held directly above. On the place de l'Hôtel de Ville, discover the Via Domitia road which once linked Italy to Spain. You too can walk on this portion of the road that the Romans used to take. You will even see the traces of their carts... A stone's throw from there, the Narbo Via museum lets you discover the riches of the ancient city of Narbo Martius. There are more than 1,300 objects to admire! Also available are activities and workshops for young children.

A few kilometres from the centre of Narbonne lies the Amphoralis, an ancient amphora production workshop! The site's museum overlooks the excavation of a Roman pottery where you can discover the daily life and activity of these potters!

Aspiring gastronomes

Delicacies and specialities

Are your children eager to taste some Côte du Midi culinary specialities?

Why not visit the L’Oulibo olive oil mill to discover our region's very own "green diamond", the Lucques olive! You can even challenge yourself and your family in a tapenade workshop!

After something savoury, time for something sweet, at the Cathar Chocolate Makers! Craft production of pure cocoa butter chocolate, "goutteline" chocolates, caramels, lollipops, boiled sweets, "nougatines" and various cookies. Workshops are often organised, offering a great way for you and your family to enjoy all these confections.

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Who shrank the kids?!

Narbonne's Giant Public Bench

If you make your way to the Jardin des Archevêques park in Narbonne, you will see giant public bench!

Initially a work of contemporary art by Lilian Bourgeat, this big bench has become an attraction for young and old alike. It's a bit like being a Minimoy for a few moments!

The bench also provides a great photo opportunity (straight out of a movie) that will leave you with a unique souvenir of your visit to Narbonne.

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Time to hit the trail

Family walks and hikes

The Côte du Midi is the perfect place for walkers!

With a Regional Nature Park covering more than 70,000 hectares, home to 2,000 species of plants and 300 species of birds – including the emblematic pink flamingo – you'll have plenty to see and plenty to explore!

From leisurely strolls to proper hikes, there's something for all walkers, whatever your age!

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Water sports!

Family water activities

Whether you prefer boat trips along the canal, outings by kayak or catamaran on the lakes of La Nautique, or jet-skiing and stand up paddling on the Mediterranean, our region has got all nautical activities covered, and many of them are suitable for children!

So, ready to get wet and mess up your hair?

Discover our nautical activities

Nature & fun for all

Family sports

Do you like to do sporting activities on holiday? Here you get to do them with your family in a fun and innovative way!

Outdoors: why not try a trip through the vineyards by electric scooter, or mountain biking in the massifs or along the canal! Indoors: climbing, trampolining, football... our region's leisure complexes are waiting for you!

All sports activities

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