Provence-French Riviera

Bouches-du-Rhône

Bouches-du-Rhône
The Essential

Bouches-du-Rhône is an inspiring area. Follow in the footsteps of Paul Cézanne in Aix-en-Provence, Marcel Pagnol in Aubagne, Vincent van Gogh in Arles and St-Rémy-de-Provence, and the Lumière brothers in La Ciotat.
All around you is landscape that you will have seen many times both in paintings and on film: the white cliffs of the calanques plunging down into a turquoise sea, the beautifully preserved beaches of the Côte Bleue, the benevolent backdrop of the Alpilles and the Mont Sainte-Victoire, not to mention the enchanting landscape of the Camargue, enclosed within the Rhône River delta and inhabited by bulls, wild horses and pink flamingos.
And if you're missing the hubbub of city life, head for Marseille's Old Port, support the local football team in the mythical Stade Vélodrome, or visit Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer during the Roma pilgrimage. It won't be short on atmosphere!

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Bouches-du-Rhône

Mont Sainte Victoire  Mont Sainte Victoire
Mont Sainte Victoire
East of Aix-en-Provence liesMt...
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Old buildings in Les Baux-de-Provence  Old buildings in Les Baux-de-Provence
Old buildings in Les Baux-de-Provence
The must-see buildings in Les Baux...
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Camargue  Camargue
Camargue
With its vast open spaces that are...
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Massif des Calanques  Massif des Calanques
Massif des Calanques
The Massif des Calanques stretches...
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MuCEM (Museum of the Civilisations of Europe and the Mediterranean) MuCEM (Museum of the Civilisations of Europe and the Mediterranean)
MuCEM (Museum of the Civilisations of Europe and the Mediterranean)
Located at the entrance to the Vieux...
Cap Canaille  Cap Canaille
Cap Canaille
From Cassis, head towards La Ciotat...
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