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A family weekend in Argelès-sur-Mer : our ideas for fun with the tribe 🐸

What’s on the agenda for your next family weekend? A trip to the Catalan coast, of course! In Argelès-sur-Mer, the whole tribe can enjoy a multitude of activities to suit all tastes… and desires! From amusement parks with sensational attractions to bucolic walks in the heart of nature, not forgetting the many aquatic activities offered by beach clubs, all you have to do is make your choice! And don’t forget the perfect accommodation for the whole family.

Two days in Argelès-sur-Mer means twice as much fun with the kids in the South. So, what fem* this weekend?

* what are we doing?

Family weekend in Argelès-sur-Mer : Day 1 ✅

Situated between the sea and the mountains, the Catalan town invites young and old alike to enjoy the best of both elements. From the moment you wake up to the moment you go to bed, your day is punctuated by a multitude of activities! So, are you more of a team with your feet in the water or in your sneakers?

10am: Hiking & backpacking in the heart of nature
As soon as you get out of bed, set off as a family for a few kilometers that will (barely) wear out your shoes! From the educational trail of the Mas Larrieu Nature Reserve to the Sentier du Littoral between the Massif des Albères and the Mediterranean, it’s a chance to take in the sights and sounds of nature… but also to warm up your calves! Hiking is definitely one of the perfect activities to get your legs moving early in the morning.

12pm: After the effort, the comfort

If the little explorers’ stomachs are starting to rumble, it’s time to fill up on tasty Catalan specialities! And yes, a family weekend in Argelès-sur-Mer means discovering new flavors: bullinada or escalivada, we’re salivating in anticipation. To make sure you don’t miss out, head to one of the town’s kid-friendly restaurants! Enjoy!

2pm: Journey to the center of the ̶t̶e̶r̶r̶e̶ sea with your family
Need a refreshing break? Just the thing: Argelès-sur-Mer’s many water-based activities will delight the whole family during your short vacation! Young and old meet up at a beach club to decide on the afternoon’s program. Would you prefer a kayak or towed buoy session on the Mediterranean? An introduction to scuba diving in the Banyuls National Nature Reserve, or snorkeling? Whatever your choice, this nautical activity promises to be full of thrills!

7pm: Good night, little ones

Argelès-sur-Mer has more than one accommodation option to help you drift off to sleep. Hotels, vacation villages, campsites, residences or family rentals, our establishments promise you a sweet night under the stars. Good news: ideally placed, our accommodations are close to the town’s attractions. Beach or amusement park, which activity will the kids opt for tomorrow morning?

*good appetite

The Family Plus label

“I don’t want it!”, “I’m bored!”. In the restaurants (and other establishments!) of Argelès-sur-Mer, the Famille Plus label (almost) saves you from the diplomatic crisis of meals with your children thanks to some good ideas: dishes adapted to the expert palates of your little gourmets, games to keep you busy while you wait wisely for dessert, fast service, a high chair for babies…

Enough to delight parents and children alike!

Family weekend in Argelès-sur-Mer : Day 2 ✅

Why choose between culture and adventure when you can have both? For a family weekend in Argelès-sur-Mer, combine fun and adventure!

10 a.m.: Fill up on culture as a family
To get a 20/20 in the “History of Argelès-sur-Mer” subject, young and old alike play explorer in the heart of the town’s cultural spots. After a morning rich in discovery, you’ll know everything there is to know about the history of the Massif des Albères! Or maybe you’d prefer a screening at Cinémaginaire or an exhibition at the Jean Ferrat media library? Let the youngest choose!

12pm: Picnic on the go
Get out your checkered tablecloth, your wicker basket and the kids’ sandwiches: it’s time to treat yourself to a bucolic picnic during your family holiday! Close to the château in the Parc de Valmy or surrounded by the hundred-year-old trees of the Bois des Pins, these are all enchanting settings for your well-deserved break. And it’s also the perfect opportunity to take a breath of fresh green!

2pm: 100% sensational activities
It’s time for budding adventurers to take on new challenges! From attractions at the Luna Park amusement park to an unforgettable pony ride or an exhilarating mountain-biking session: Argelès-sur-Mer is a children’s paradise!

4pm: Two boules, please!
It’s great fun to go from activity to activity in Argelès-sur-Mer! To combine a sweet treat with a refreshing drink, head to allée Jules Aroles, facing the Mediterranean, for a family ice cream. With ice cream cone in hand, stroll along the beach with your family. And why not treat yourself to a little shopping to end your stay on a high note?

Clap de fin of the Argelès weekend!

It’s (already) time to pack! Did you enjoy your stay with the kids?
There’s still plenty to do in Argelès-sur-Mer. A good excuse to come back next weekend!

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Baludik: THE good idea for little axurit*!

Need ideas to motivate children to walk? Download the free Baludik app! It’s packed with treasure hunts to help you discover Argelès-sur-Mer and have fun at the same time…

With parents, of course!


Frequently asked questions on a family weekend in Argelès-sur-Mer

  • Where is Argelès-sur-Mer?

    Argelès-sur-Mer is located in south-eastern France, in the Pyrénées-Orientales department.

  • What accommodation should you choose for a family weekend in Argelès-sur-Mer?

    The great thing about Argelès-sur-Mer is that there’s as much accommodation as you want for your family weekend!

    While you’re away, book an XXL hotel room to accommodate the whole tribe. Right on the beach, it’s the ideal setting for waking up to the sound of seagulls chirping. And why not opt for one of our hotels with a spa area for 100% relaxation? A dream for parents!

    Argelès-sur-Mer is a paradise for camping enthusiasts! It’s also the perfect place to keep the little ones happy: with its swimming pool, inflatable games and kids’ club, they’ll be begging you to come back next weekend!

    Is it hard for the kids to part with their faithful 4-legged companion? Many of Argelès-sur-Mer’s accommodations are pet-friendly!

  • What to do on a family weekend in Argelès-sur-Mer?

    Looking for ways to keep the whole family occupied during your next holiday in Argelès-sur-Mer in the south of France? Here are our ideas:

    • Get wet on a water activity: scuba diving, snorkeling, boat trip…
    • Venture into the attractions of the Luna Park leisure park
    • Relax in the accommodation’s spa area while the little ones are at the kids’ club
    • Enjoy a nature hike on the educational trail of the Mas Larrieu Nature Reserve
    • Dive into the campsite swimming pool with the whole family
    • Enjoy an impromptu picnic in the Parc de Valmy
    • Explore the town center as far as the Notre Dame del Prat church
  • What services do hotels in Argelès-sur-Mer usually offer?

    Hotels in Argelès-sur-Mer offer a wide range of services. These generally vary according to the type of hotel and its location.

    Here are the services that may be included or optional in your hotel:

    • Swimming pool
    • Spa area
    • Spacious room
    • Sea view
    • Possibility of bringing your pets