Aix-en-Provence and its surroundings

Marseille and the Calanques

On the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, Marseille is the capital of the region. The Jardin des Vestiges, the banks of the Old Port, the Le Panier Quarter, La Vieille Charité (Old Charity) Museum, the Vallon des Auffes fishing port… there are many attractions to see encompassing 26 centuries of history.

For those who love the sea, the Mediterranean awaits. From the Frioul Islands with the Château d’If and the Count of Monte Cristo up to Cassis, the Mediterranean reveals its magical rocky inlets (calanques). Then as you go back up towards the Garlaban and Sainte Baume massifs, you enter the heart of Pagnol’s Provence.

Excursions from Aix-en-Provence