"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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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?
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!