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Family adventures in Cordes sur Ciel !

If you dream of spending your holidays with your family away from beaches crowded with people, and the usual summer destinations, Cordes sur Ciel offers a wide range of activities to enjoy with your youngsters, at affordable prices.

Accommodation for the budget conscious in Cordes sur Ciel

Can you imagine 3-star accommodation with pool and views of the magical hilltop of Cordes sur Ciel? It’s possible, even for those with a limited budget: from 52 € for 4 people, you can spend two nights in a family tent, camping at the Garissou, which will delight both the young as well as the young at heart.

Water activities around Cordes sur Ciel

If you prefer to relax by a pool and soak up the sun, you will find Cordes sur Ciel is just 15 minutes from swimming and leisure centres where you can soak your feet. So you can enjoy a lovely relax while the rest of your tribe will benefit from the supervised swimming area, or enjoy various beach games and sports. You can choose from the leisure complex of Garissou, the lake and beach areas at Roucarié and also the leisure complex of Vere Grésigne, which will welcome you with its swimming lake with a water slide and life guard, a boating lake with pedalos and canoes, and a fishing lake.

Discovering Cordes: the treasure hunt for all

Whether young or old, this game will appeal to the entire family and allow you to discover trivial details of monuments; as you find answers, you will be able to move forward to the next spot. The treasure hunt if offered with a tour guide in July and August, and, for 2€, in booklet form throughout the year.

 Torchlight theatre tour

A magical experience combining humour with exploration of the city, this theatrical tour by torchlight will fire the imagination of the whole family.

A fireworks display will conclude this unforgettable adventure.

Donkey rides in the bastide countryside

If the younger ones aren’t quite up to exploring the extensive marked trails in the countryside on foot, it’s worth considering hiring a donkey. Whether for a 1 hour walk, or to follow a route over a few days, riding on a donkey will appeal to young and old alike. On half day walks , they can also be useful not only for carrying children, but also for those bulky backpacks.

Night walks with the family

Discover nature while learning, on enjoyable night walks: in the dark, the night reveals an unexplored world. Accompanied by a state-certified guide, these outings will allow you to better observe and understand the landscape, wildlife and flora. Of course, you can also enjoy guided walks during the day.

Sporting holidays near the city, good for both the body and mind

Less than 30 minutes away, in the direction of Saint Antonin Noble Val and Najac, you’ll be able to enjoy some 650 km of approved mountain bike trails, so don’t forget to pack your bikes “in your suitcase”! Otherwise if you do not want the hassle, you’ll be able to rent equipment on site.

For those who prefer to walk you will also find the Cordes sur Ciel Tourist Office Cordes has maps showing the many walking routes in the region.

For your teenager: a tennis clinic

If your interests and those of your teens tend to diverge, you will love the tennis clinics that will allow you to visit villages and museums while your teen is enjoying a hit of tennis, a great way to focus their skills and their energy.

More informations on Tennis clinic’s website

Family friendly picnics

When it comes time to eat you can enjoy our picnic area in Cordes. It is ideally situated beneath the ramparts of the medieval city. Besides the magnificent panorama, you will appreciate the space offered by the shaded area known as the Royal Garden.

You can buy all the necessary supplies for a delicious picnic lunch at the base of the medieval town (bakery, groceries, etc).

The medieval festival of the Grand Fauconnier

Every year around July 14, the bastide reverts to life as it was over 700 years ago. The oldest medieval festival in France transports you the Middle Ages, and the Golden Age of the Cité.

To fully experience this transformation, why not rent costumes and become a handsome knight or a fashionable lady for one day? Furthermore, free access to the events in the Cité is provided to people in costume!

Throughout the year, many other special events are held in the medieval town: See the programme