15 March 2019 by Jessica Boston
Easter in France 2019: Plan family fun at one of these Easter egg hunting events
If you’ll be in France this Easter why not pay a visit to one of these fabulous Easter egg hunts?
1. Easter at Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte, Maincy: April 20th – 22nd
One of the biggest Easter egg hunts in France takes place in the beautiful gardens at Vaux-le-Vicomte. This gorgeous chateaux is a wonderful place to visit at any time with the 17th century estate offering formal gardens that inspired Versailles, a stunning chateaux with the original opulent interiors, a carriage museum and lots of events throughout the year. At Easter there are three days of Easter festivities to enjoy including a treasure hunt, egg hunt, face painting and pony rides – fun for all the family!
2. Easter at Marqueyssac Gardens, Dordogne: April 21st & 22nd
Marqueyssac is a gorgeous park in the Perigord designed in the 19th Century and featuring pathways and garden design that showcases incredible views over the Dordogne Valley. With more than 6km of trails to follow it’s the perfect place to hide over 7,000 eggs for an epic Easter egg hunt! There will also be Easter crafts and other activities for children available at the event. It’s very popular so to avoid disappointment it’s best to book in advance online to reserve your space!
3. Easter at Chateau de Talmont, Pays de la Loire: April 21st & 22nd
Chateau de Talmont is a castle that dates back to the Middle Ages with a history entwined in the life of Richard the Lionheart. The medieval fortress offers tours and re-enactments to show you the costumes and customs of life and battle in historical times. There are interactive displays, a chance to try out different crafts and activities, and at Easter the castle hosts an exciting Easter egg hunt too so there’s plenty to see and do for all the family and chocolate prizes to be won!
4. Easter at Chateau Aventuriers, Vendee: April 21st & 22nd
For something a little different take on the Easter dinosaur egg hunt at Chateau Aventuriers. This exciting theme park offers trails with games and animations along the way themed to pirates, ghosts, castles and of course, dinosaurs! It’s a fun-packed day out for children and the whole family will enjoy the challenges, entertainments and shows on offer. At Easter the dinosaur trail transforms into a Easter egg treasure hunt that gets more popular every year – don’t miss out, book online to secure your place!
5. Easter at Chateau du Champ de Bataille, Normandy: tbc
Chateau du Champ de Bataille offers an annual Easter egg hunt in the extensive grounds which feature fountains, follies and formal gardens as well as parkland. As well as the egg hunt there are pony rides and other attractions and a special Easter themed restaurant menu. Win chocolate prizes and take some time to explore the beautiful gardens and chateaux rooms staged with historic interiors from the golden age of the castle.
…and if you want real eggs instead of searching for chocolate ones, why not join the 10,000 people celebrating Easter in Bessieres in South West France by making an enormous omelette using over fifteen thousand eggs! It’s a strange tradition dating back to a time when Napoleon Bonaparte visited the region and the festivities take place from 19th to 22nd April 2019. Get all the details of the event on Facebook and plan your visit! https://www.facebook.com/events/1412405188896994/