What to do with children in the Gers?

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Taking care of children during the holidays can quickly become a puzzle ... But in the Gers, we found so many family activities that it is the selection that is difficult!

Sport to burn off, leisure areas to have fun, museums and monuments to learn about, animal parks and natural spaces to live great experiences ... We don't even know where to start! Without being exhaustive, here are the first ideas that come to mind to have fun in the Gers , for young and old alike !


Discover unusual birds at the Raptor Park

We start our journey in Nogaro , in Armagnac, between vineyards and valleys . A large area of 5 hectares can accommodate 36 species of raptors in the best conditions. On the program: "from the egg to the flight", "the ballet of the owls", "Once upon a time there was falconry ...", "the raptor world tour", shows and original activities , up close birds that make this park unique .

Find all the information on their file .

Nogaro is also known for his Landes race , to find out more, it's here . Without forgetting its Vélorail de l'Armagnac .

The raptor park

Photo: A spectacle of the raptor park, Source: Madiran raptor park

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Visit Elusa, the ancient capital


We stop at Eauze , the capital of Armagnac . Within the archaeological site , the interpretation center immerses you in the daily life of a Gallo-Roman . Then you have the honor of entering a domus … And not just any… This luxurious villa belonged to an aristocrat. A place of reception, at the cutting edge of technology of the time !

Treasure hunt and visit of the treasure with a torch, storytelling in the museum, night walks , creation workshops ... The museum will capture the attention of children , during the free or commented visit of parents.

Here is our report and to know all the news of the museum: elusa.fr


Elusa

Photo: Elusa, ancient capital

Meet the farm animals in Galauzoue


Welcome to the farm Au Galauzoue ! In Lagraulet-du-Gers, we welcome you in a rural and warm atmosphere . Everything is planned for families , from baby's ponies from 2 years old to training courses for adults.

This equestrian center also has backyard animals and many other surprises that children will love.


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Have fun at the Gondrin leisure park


In the village of Gondrin, near Condom, an island of freshness awaits you. At the heart of a 15000m² park , 4500m² of swimming , slides adapted for young and old , wave pool, buoys, sports areas … To find out all the practical details, it's here .

The park is closed for the 2020 season, due to COVID 19.

Do you want more ? We take you on a tour of aquatic leisure centers, lakes and other bodies of water all over the Gers.

Condom is an episcopal city which is really worth a detour. Follow us on our discovery tour .


Teleport to the Middle Ages at a Medieval Siege Camp


In the fortified village of Larressingle , you go back in time. Catapults, stones, odds and ends, trebuchet ... these war machines will hold no secrets for you. The youngest was not wise ... Go to the pillory! Many other vintage machines are to be tested, techniques to be experimented with, in costumes of course. The medieval camp offers you a real initiation into the Art of War .


Medieval siege camp

Photo: Medieval siege camp, source: fact sheet

Escape to the Star Farm


At the gates of Gascony , near Lectoure , it is one of the 8 best sites in the world to admire the stars according to the Guide du Routard. The Ferme des Etoiles is located in a preserved environment and a sky of exceptional purity awaits your amazed eyes. The mysteries of the universe will be revealed to you by animators who will know how to pass on their passion to you , during observation dinners , courses or stays .


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Embark on a canoe to explore the Baïse


The Canoes of Beaucaire take you on the calm and peaceful waters of a small river , La Baïse. In a green setting , you are as close as possible to the flora and fauna for a gentle stroll along the water .

And why not take the opportunity to make a stopover in Valence-sur-Baïse , a typical country house in the Gers.


The canoes of Beaucaire

Photo: Canoe trip on the Baïse, source: information sheet

Stroll through the artistic center of Château de Lavardens


In the heart of the Gers , the Château de Lavardens is an art center : exhibitions, concerts, musical tours , in an exceptional setting . Exhibitions vary regularly, check the program on their website .

Lavardens is above all a beautiful medieval bastide , we take you to stroll through its alleys .


The Chateau de Lavardens

Photo: Château de Lavardens

Enjoy a show at the Moulin des Marionnettes


Close to Lavardens, Le Moulin des Marionnettes is a childish universe ! Show, workshop , treasure hunt and even a space to create puppets ... The whole family will find what they are looking for.

Bullfighting interests you, don't leave Vic-Fesensac without visiting its arenas .


The puppet mill

Photo: Le Moulin des Marionnettes, source: fact sheet

Become a musketeer at the Musée d'Artagnan


It is in Lupiac , the birthplace of the famous d'Artagnan that the d'Artagnan Museum naturally settled. And this space is so rich that you will become unbeatable on this atypical character . An audio guide takes you between the real life of a Sun King musketeer and the fictionalized version of Alexandre Dumas .

To find out more about the Cadets de Gascogne ...

The d'Artagnan Museum

Photo: d'Artagnan Museum

Trotting in a vineyard


A visit to a vineyard is common. But in an electric scooter , it is much less! Here is the good idea of La Maison de Ninan : You cross the slopes of the Val d'Adour . A moment of sport accessible to all. Do you have little ones? No problem, carts for children have even been planned.


Ninan's House

Photo: La Maison de Ninan, source: fact sheet

We still have plenty of other ideas in shambles ...


  • Also exotic: a palm grove in the Gers , in Sarthou ...
  • A family vacation also means knowing how to take your time . Slow tourism , do you know?
  • The tourist office offers many other sites for you to visit as a family. He even created a section just for you: it's here ...

We hope that you have given you some good ideas to fully enjoy your stay in the Gers. The order chosen is not linked to the interest of each site but it is a great discovery loop of the different territories of the Gers .

The Gers also vibrates to the rhythm of its languages : Occitan, langue d'oc, Gascon .

Did you like our article? Find more on our Blog . Follow us on the Guide du Gers Facebook page and on Instagram @guidedugers.

Article written by Stéphanie Tempier for the Guide du Gers.


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