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!
Michelin's recommendations for Bouches-du-Rhône
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.