Bouches-du-Rhône

The calanques of Cassis|The Camargue delta|The city of Arles|The Sainte-Victoire mountain|The town of Martigues|Marseille and Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica|Photo Parlons Provence.com

Description
Themes : heritage, culture, nature,

The Bouches-du-Rhône is a remarkable mixture of historical relics, natural treasures and traditions of Provence. There are a great diversity of landscapes with the solid mass of the creeks and turquoise waters, the chain of the Alpilles and its renowned village of les Baux-de-Provence, the sea and its sandy beaches, the montagne Sainte-Victoire, the Camargue wild and unspoilt.


Accomodation
Bed and Breakfast Arles Provence, France (en)
Hôtel
Located just a 10-minute walk from the centre of Arles, La Chambre d'Hôtes Arles en Provence offers B&B accommodation....
Bed and Breakfast Chambres Hotes Endoume, Marseille, France (en)
Hôtel
Located in Marseille, a 20-minute walk from the Old Port, this B&B offers elegant, air-conditioned rooms and a garden where guests can relax....
Bed and Breakfast La Demeure Insoupçonnée, Cassis, France (en)
Hôtel
Offering an outdoor pool with views of the valley below, La Demeure Insoupçonnée is a guest house located on the hills of Cassis....
The stages
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Marseille
Marseille is the oldest city in France, its architecture and its population are a reflection of 2600 years of history. The old Port to the Calanques, passing through la Canebière and the 'good mother', Marseille is a territory with surprising and varied landscapes.
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The Calanques
Between Marseille and Cassis, the Calanques massif offers a succession of white limestone cliffs plunging into the turquoise waters of the sea. The site is wild and beautiful colors. It is one of the most remarkable sights of France and a major area of natural resources.
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Cassis
The town of Cassis is famous for its cliffs and its calanques. It is also renowned for the wines of Cassis. The fishing port is immersed in a beautiful light that inspired painters Braque, Matisse, Derain, Vlaminck and Dufy. It is a pleasant summer resort.
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The Sainte-Victoire mountain
Symbol of Provence, like the mont Ventoux, the montagne Sainte-Victoire (1011 metres) has known the celebrity with the tables of Paul Cézanne, painter that he immortalized. Paradise for walkers, climbers and lovers of nature, the Sainte-Victoire is the reference of the landscape of Aix-en-Provence.

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Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence is a city where it is good to wander its majestic avenues. Historical capital of Provence, this is a city of art with a rich architectural heritage. Paul Cezanne was born in Aix-en-Provence. The specialty of the town is the calisson of Aix.
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The Abbey of Silvacane
In a preserved natural site, the Cistercian Abbey of Silvacane is majestically against the foothills of the Luberon., it offers a privileged in the heart of scenic Provencal. It was founded in 1144 by St. Bernard.
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Salon-de-Provence
Warm and welcoming, Salon-de-Provence is a nice vacation spot. The city is famous for its oil and its SOAP (!). The famous Nostradamus has chosen Salon-de-Provence to prepare his predictions. The city is also the headquarters of the patrol of France.
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Les Baux-de-Provence
Perched on the Alpilles, Les Baux-de-Provence is labeled "Most beautiful Villages of France". The view on the Luberon, mont Ventoux and the Cevennes is exceptional. With its charming cobbled streets lined with Renaissance houses, the village has a historical and architectural heritage.
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Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a charming small Provencal town in the Alpilles regional natural park. You will discover beautiful places painted by Van Gogh, an important Roman archaeological site and products of the soil.
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Tarascon
Between legends and history, Tarascon is famous for the royal castle of good King René Provence and Tartarin of Tarascon the hero of Alphonse Daudet. This beautiful Provençal town preserves testimonies of the great architectural periods ranging until the classical period.
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Arles
Arles is classified city of art and history and its Roman and Romanesque monuments are inscribed on the list of world heritage of Unesco. Located at the gateway to the Camargue Arles has retained its traditions: the ferias, Camargue races, the International Festival of photography and its market.
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The Camargue
Camargue extends on a surface of 85'000 hectares in the Rhône delta. It is a land of vast flat and wild unique in Europe. Included in the Unesco World Heritage, it is also a showplace of Provencal culture and original high quality space.
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Saintes-Marie de la Mer
The Saintes-Marie de la Mer is established as the capital who falls for the Camargue, bewitched by its untamed beauty, its culture and its vibrant and authentic traditions. This small town is a place of pilgrimage for Gypsies. The summer it comes alive with its beaches, cafes and shops.
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Martigues
Martigues is a welcoming town for lovers of watersports and outdoor. Du plan d'eau 'Mirror in the birds' with its colourful houses earned him the nickname of "Venice of Provence". Martigues is bathed the marine light that attracted the greatest painters and filmmakers.
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