The Bouches-du-Rhône Department: A Cultural Treasure Seen From Above

Not sure where to go on vacation this year? The Bouches-du-Rhône department in the South of France is full of magical places conducive to rest and tranquility! From Marseille to Les Baux-de-Provence passing through the Camargue, here’s our panorama of destinations that should not be missed.
By Justine Fiordelli

Nature lovers rejoice! Like a paradise, the Bouches-du-Rhône department offers visitors plenty for a memorable stay. Wild landscapes, sea, sun, sport, hikes, leisure and culture are on the program. There's something for everyone! The route starts in Marseille, the city of every pleasure; head this way for aperitifs and fun. Discover the Old Port, visit the MUCEM’s Gallery of the Mediterranean, and enjoy an idyllic environment. You won’t be disappointed.

Continuing the journey, make a stop at the Calanques in Cassis, a wonderful place where the sea meets the mountains. Nearby, Aix-en-Provence enjoys a completely different atmosphere. Climb to the top of the Mont Sainte-Victoire and enjoy a breathtaking panorama, stroll along the Cours Mirabeau or enjoy the sunny café terraces. There’s nothing better for enjoying your vacation and the open air!

And in Baux-de-Provence, a medieval town that has retained its charm and heritage, the program is just as promising. Take your pick from the Santon Museum, the Alpilles Natural Park, archeological ruins, and the Citadel. For those who like to dream, head to Arles and the Camargue without forgetting, of course, to bring your cameras. Enjoy fauna and flora – including pink flamingos, white horses, and black bulls - in their natural state. What more could you ask for?

Find more information at www.visitprovence.com

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