Easter egg hunt for the whole family

Celebrate Easter with your family in a castle in Provence.

For you and your children, Easter is an opportunity to discover a new place in one of the most beautiful regions of France: Provence. For an unforgettable experience, the Bern Castle offers you tailor-made stays for celebrate Easter with the family. 

Easter egg hunt for the whole family

The Easter holidays are a good time for a family getaway for a few days. Our establishment, the Bern Castle is part of the historical and cultural heritage of the Provencal region. Our team offers you a tailor-made stay for Celebrate Easter with your family in an authentic and privileged setting: more than 1,000 hectares of nature, a large part of which is reserved for the vineyard.

The origins of Easter

Easter is a particularly important religious festival for believers. It commemorates the resurrection of Jesus for the Christian religion. During the three days before this date, the bells stop ringing, as a sign of meditation and mourning on the eve of the crucifixion of Christ.

The Holy Thursday represents the last supper of Christ with his apostles - the Last Supper - while Good Friday is the Passion of the ChristHis crucifixion. Easter corresponds to the third dayDuring this period, Christ is, for Christians, resurrected.

Why eggs and rabbits?

The egg has been a symbol of life and rebirth since ancient times. In the 9th century, the Catholic Church decided to ban the consumption of eggs during Lent. Since people had a large quantity of eggs but could not eat them, they decided to decorate them and offer them to themselves.

In the 19th century, when cocoa became a more accessible consumer product, chocolate makers took up this medieval tradition. Chocolate eggs thus appeared in shops, to the delight of young and old alike.

In ancient Greece, suitors used to give their sweetheart a hare to declare their love. The Catholic religion took up this symbol. In the collective imagination, rabbits, seen as a symbol of fertility and life, distribute eggs during Easter.

Celebrate Easter with your family in a castle

To surprise your children this year, dare to book a stay in a castle for Celebrate Easter with your family. The Bern Castle is easily accessible by car, train or plane. Our estate is located in the commune of Flayoscin the heart of Provence.

A traditional Easter activity: the egg hunt

The idea of piercing the eggs on one side and emptying the contents before filling them with chocolate dates back to the 18th century. But in the 1830s, the appearance of moulds, combined with new techniques for working cocoa paste and the fall in the price of chocolate, democratised chocolate eggs. Today, the tradition continues. Whether you are a believer or not, it is customary to give yourself decorated chocolate eggs, or sometimes simply chocolate.

For children, whether they are religious or not, the egg hunt is an occasion not to be missed. Accessible, this activity can be followed by all children, from a very young age. A pleasant moment immortalised by photos, it is often one of the most important memories of childhood, just like Christmas or birthdays.

Suggest to your children, during your stay at the Bern CastleAn egg hunt in a beautiful natural setting will make them particularly happy. This activity, proposed by the team of our high-class establishment, Relais et ChateauxThis is both fun and educational. Your children will feel responsible for their baskets. Invested, they will go hunting for eggs with confidence and pride.

Choose to Celebrate Easter with your family in Provence ensures you an unforgettable stay. Our region, known for its particularly mild climate, offers you beautiful sunny days. We offer you an exceptional setting for egg hunt At Easter your children can walk through the vineyards, look for eggs under the olive trees and visit the vegetable garden. At Easter, our starred chef will prepare a special meal for you at the Garden of Berne.

Celebrate Easter with your family in our establishment is also an opportunity for you, parents, to book a table, a room or a treatment in our 800 m² Spa, unique in Provence.

Please contact our teams to find out about the exact dates activities. Do not hesitate to contact the team of our establishment Relais et Châteaux to prepare your holiday.