Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur


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

Camargue Camargue
Mont Sainte Victoire Mont Sainte Victoire
Mont Sainte Victoire
Massif des Calanques Massif des Calanques
Massif des Calanques
Old buildings in Les Baux-de-Provence Old buildings in Les Baux-de-Provence
Old buildings in Les Baux-de-Provence
Les Baux-de-Provence
Cap Canaille Cap Canaille
Cap Canaille
Croix de Provence views Croix de Provence views
Croix de Provence views
Les Cabassols

Our reports

10 most beautiful bays in the world

In geographic terms they are a coastal indentation and, in tourist terms, a promise of blue sea, sunshine and idyllic landscapes. Here is a selection from across the different seas of the globe.


The most beautiful villages of Provence

A stay in Provence, a taste of the good life par excellence: frarant with lavender and garrigue, cicadas singing, sun-kissed cuisine... and beautiful villages that will leave you speechless. Here is our selection of the most beautiful villages of Provence, classified with 3 and 2 stars in the Michelin Green Guide.


Le Panier, a stroll through the old Marseille

Built on the site of the ancient Greek Massalia, the Panier is a typically Mediterranean district with colour-washed facades. The historic refuge of seafarers and generations of immigrants, the Panier is a peaceful haven, still working-class.