Spend your Halloween at La Barben

Château de la Barben, photo by voyages provence/Flickr

La Barben is a beautiful village situated in South France, in the Bouches-du-Rhône department. The village is famous for its fantastic zoo and beautiful castle. The castle used to house great Halloween events. If you or your kids love to celebrate Halloween, La Barben is the perfect place to go. Besides the Halloween party, you can also visit the castle and the fantastic zoo of La Barben. Your children will surely adore it! Besides, the village is set in lush countryside. You can make relaxing walks around the village and the castle. Attending the Halloween party, visiting the castle and the zoo and walking in the fantastic countryside will surely make a memorable holiday.

Château de la Barben

The best is to spend a whole day by visiting the castle. Getting up to the castle takes quite a long time. It is situated high on a hill near the village, but it is undoubtedly worth making the way up to it. The castle is considered Province’s most beautiful castle. The Château de la Barben used to belong to Good King René and today it is a private property. There are guided tours which take you all along the castle and present you the magnificent rooms, the kitchen, the beautiful chapel and so on. The children will surely enjoy the tours, as there are fantastic “riddle games” offered to them. They get a booklet which includes questions about the visited rooms. Children have to pay attention to the guide and answer all the questions. At the end the child who answered correctly the most questions, wins the game. Other fascinating activities include “treasure hunt around the castle” and “medieval activity tours”. The castle can be visited every day from 11:00 to 17:00. The prices are 8€ for adults and 6€ for children. (November 2012)

Château de la Barben, photo by voyages provence/Flickr

Halloween party at the castle

Halloween is here. If you love to celebrate this scary event, visit the Château de la Barben. There is organized a four-evening Halloween event this year, too. If you make your packages right now, you can still attend it. The event takes place between the 31st of October and the 3rd of November. Don’t forget your costume at home! Spending your Halloween at a medieval castle will surely be a memorable experience. There are organized various games, dance competitions and different types of activities. Make your reservation right now!

Halloween pumpkins, photo by lobo235/Flickr

La Barben Zoo

Another great activity for children is visiting the zoo at La Barben. It is famous for being the largest zoo in the southeastern part of the country. With hundreds of species of animals, the zoo attracts dozens of visitors each year. There are also organized activities for children. They will surely enjoy the visit. The zoo is so big, that you will need at least four hours to visit it. La Barben Zoo can be visited every day, from 10:00 until 18:00, except in December and January (from 10:00 until 17:30) and in July and August (from 9:30 to 19:00) (November 2012).

Rhino at La Barben Zoo, fr.wikipedia.org

 

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