Moissac for families
5 days with children from 6 to 12 years old
All these activities are within a 10 km radius and welcome children
Day 1 :
Morning : Visit the Abbey, 1h30 minutes
- With an audio guide available in English, Spanish, German or Japanese (45 Minutes)
- Also available are children’s booklet (only in French) and an explanatory video (in French)
- Guided visit in French, if you want a guided visit in a foreign language booking is necessary.
Climb the hill and 47 steps for a superb view over the town (not suitable for pushchairs)
Lunchtime: back to the garden of the Patus for a picnic or try one of the delicious restaurants in town.
Afternoon: Across town to the Esplanade de l’Uvarium (15 minutes walk) where you can board the St Andre for a cruise with commentary, 45 minutes, departure every hour from 3pm till 6pm, from Tuesday to Sunday, or you can board a Bateau-mouche from the canal port for a cruise with commentary, 1h30 minutes across the Cacor Canal Bridge and through locks, 4 departures per day: 9h15am, 4pm, 3.45pm and 5.30 pm, or share a pedalo on the Tarn… booking from Rand’Eau Loisir beyond the kiosk of the Uvarium… You may also enjoy a moment around the fitness trail for children…and why not a picnic in the cloister on a Wednesday.
Day 2 :
Morning: bike ride or scooter along the Canal des Deux Mers from the Port to the Cacor Bridge (2 Km).
Lunchtime: back along the Tarn River, picnic on the Esplanade or try the Uvarium restaurant, the restaurant of the Hotel Moulin de Moissac or the Pigeonnier restaurant.
Afternoon: Heritage time with a tile or illumination workshop. Evening: Stroll and ferret among the streets, from the glass blower in rue Jean Moura to the antique shop in rue Chabrié.
Torchlit guided visit of medieval Moissac departing from the cloister, and then to bed!
Day 3 :
If it’s Saturday or Sunday: a trip to the market is a must. Moissac is the orchard of South West France! Depending on the season, inter alia, strawberries, cherries, plums, apples, apricots, kiwis will entice and delight your palates!
Afternoon: a gentle walk in nature to the Isle of Beaucaire, across the Pont Napoleon (2km).
Evening: Perhaps a concert if it’s Saturday on the Parvis in front of the Abbey, summer from 9pm.
Day 4 :
Bicycle day! Head along the ‘Velo Voie Verte’ (the cycle route) along the canal to Castelsarrasin (8 km) and have a bit of fun at the Bike Park (minimum 3 years old). Picnic. Return via the banks of the Tarn passing through fruit farms (12 km).
You’ll be on the flat, though on the road, so prudence is the order of the day!
Day 5 :
A visit to the Abbey of Belleperche 10 km away is a joy. It houses a museum dedicated to tableware and an attractive collection of Chinese teapots. Adapted for children of different ages. On the way back, take a small diversion to Gazania which has an exotic greenhouse of some 900m2, where a maze of water and tropical plants awaits.
And much more:
Riding Stables Du Grélou
Classes and outings for all abilities. Riding is taught in a relaxed manner
Information: Olivia 958 chemin de Lagarde Tel: 06 87 46 51 78
Riding Stables du Nil
Holiday courses, baby poney, outings…
Information: Julie Tel: 06 69 35 32 91
Tennis Club – for all ages
Information: 05 63 04 40 98 / 06 72 08 18 31
Canoes, permit free boats, pedalo, stand-up paddle
Glide along the Tarn in one of these or try an electric boat, Or stand-up paddle board. Bike hire is also available Rand’eau Loisirs Banks along the Tarn, close to the Uvarium
220 chemin de Rhode Tel 06 85 47 72 47
Summer training courses for adults and young people Monday to Friday – mornings
Information: 06 09 22 07 02 or 06 07 81 33 15
Introduction to water skiing, baby ski, tuition From June to September
Tel: 05 63 04 37 44