Activities, theme park, amusement park: the best in Provence
It is not only in Paris that you can find quality theme parks and activities. Provence and the Bouches-du-Rhône also offer numerous fun, cultural and family outings for your holidays and weekends: amusement parks, theme parks, game parks and rides. We are therefore proposing a list of places to visit for your outings with your family or friends, with your children or grandparents.
1. Rocher Mistral at the Château de La Barben, the theme park dedicated to Provence
It is impossible not to present ourselves at the beginning of this article. Since the opening of its doors on 1 July 2021, Rocher Mistral has offered eight shows on the history of Provence and the castle of La Barben. Keen to defend and pass on the culture, history, craftsmanship and heritage of our beautiful Provence, Rocher Mistral takes you on an unprecedented journey back in time, an extraordinary visit, with family or friends in the oldest castle in Provence, in the heart of a breathtaking natural setting!
Take part in an incredible immersive experience with the terrible Cascavèu revolt or the marine adventures of Claude de Forbin, contemplate the genius of the monk builders of the Saint Victor de Marseille abbey or marvel at the creation of the French gardens of the castle by André Le Nôtre: so many unique shows on our heritage and our history!
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2. La Barben Zoo, the largest animal park in the South of France
The La Barben Animal Park, which is located next to the Rocher Mistral, has been attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors every year for 40 years. The third most visited tourist site in the department, the La Barben Animal Park is also one of the most beautiful in France. Very committed to nature and the protection of endangered species, the La Barben Zoo is keen to convey its passion for animals to its visitors.
3. Parc Spirou, the comic book theme park in Carprentras
A few kilometres from Carprentras, the Parc Spirou invites you to dive into the world of Spirou and Fantasio, Gaston Lagaffe, Lucky Luke, Boule & Bill and the Marsupilami comic strips. With numerous rides, animations and attractions, you’ll have a great time!
4. Carrière de Lumières, an exceptional cultural outing in Baux-de-Provence
In the village of Les Baux-de-Provence, Carrière de Lumière offers immersive exhibitions to discover art in a different way in an original setting. This is an excellent way to make children more aware of art or to rediscover the most famous paintings in the history of art, through an experience that is very different from a classic museum visit! This year, two exhibitions are on the theme of Kandinsky and Cézanne, the famous painter from Aix-en-Provence.
5. Grimmland, the Park of Grimm Brothers in La Roque d'Anthéron
How about rediscovering the world of the famous Brothers Grimm? Grimmland offers a wide range of rides, games, animations and attractions to take you back to the fantastic tales of your childhood. With attractions for all ages, Grimmland is particularly suitable for families.
6. OK Corral, the Wild West theme park in Cuges-les-Pins
OK Corral is an amusement park with a Far West and American theme. Between Indian and cowboy shows and thrill rides, OK Corral transports you to the America of saloons and gold diggers: open the doors to the Far West!
7. Montopoto, the leisure park for children in Saint-Cannat
15 minutes from Aix-en-Provence, the Montopoto playground offers numerous attractions for children. A vast indoor area of 25,000 square metres (the largest in France) where you can fly several metres on the rides or take your first laps around the circuit on an electric kart.
8. The village of robots, a leisure park for children in Saint-Cannat
Next door to Montopoto, the village of robots offers numerous outdoor games for the whole family. Giant slides, boat rides and ziplines: an accessible weekend or holiday outing.
9. MAGIC PARK LAND, the amusement park near Marseille
A few kilometres from Marseille, MAGIC PARK LAND offers over 40 attractions for all ages. Roller coasters, rides, shows, water activities and other entertainment: many proposals to feel the thrill!
10. Wave Island, water activities in Carprentras
Wave Island is the theme park dedicated to water sports and activities. Slides, artificial wave pools for surfing, car racing simulator: a good way to cool off during the summer holidays and weekends!
All the parks and venues we present are currently subject to the health pass.
These venues are not always open all year round: check the timetables and schedules on the respective websites for more information.