Tourism in the Bouches-du-Rhône
If you want to discover the Bouches-du-Rhône and its beautiful cities, book your accommodation in our camping Pilon d’Agel.
Ideal for a stay with family or friends, you will enjoy the wonderful landscapes of Provence.
Things to see in the Bouches-du-Rhône region
- Arles : This two thousand years old city shelters exceptional Roman monuments registered in the world heritage of UNESCO like its arenas, its ancient theater and the thermal baths of Constantin.
- Marseille : From the Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde Basilica to the Old Port through the Canebière, the cité phocéenne is a must visit during a camping trip in the Bouches-du-Rhône.
- Parc national des Calanques : The creeks between Marseille and la Ciotat shelter from very beautiful landscapes. Hiking, swimming, kayaking between the creeks, boating, diving … Prepare yourself for active days.
- Aix-en-Provence : The city of Aix-en-Provence is characterized by its student life, its elegant Cours Mirabeau, the remarkable Granet museum and its many monuments including the cathedral Saint-Sauveur.
- Baux-de-Provence : One of the most beautiful villages of France, a commune des Alpilles built on a rocky promontory and protected by a fortress.
Things to do in the Bouches-du-Rhône region
- Lavender House in Aix-en-Provence (Ugo Land): a complete visit that includes an ecomuseum, lavender cultivation and manufacturing of derived products, to know all the secrets of one of the symbols of Provence.
- Horseback riding in Camargue and visit of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.
- Hiking in the Alpilles massif.
- Take a boat in Marseille to discover the château d’If, world famous place thanks to the Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.
- Fluvial walk on the canal from Arles to Bouc.
The main cities of the Bouches-du-Rhône region
- Marseille : The Phocaean city, prefecture of Bouches-du-Rhône, is a sea city founded during Antiquity. It contains many places of interest such as the Old Port, the Major’s Cathedral and the Longchamp Palace, as well as a beautiful seafront like the Kennedy cornice.
- Aix-en-Provence : About 30 km from Marseille and the Mediterranean, Aix is a dynamic city boosted by its student life and its tourist potential. It has several remarkable monuments and museums.
- Arles : Its Roman and Romanesque monuments are worth the detour. The Arlesian city delights the enthusiasts of history and architecture, and organizes numerous festivities in summer (Feria, Meetings of the photography).
- Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer : High place of pilgrimage, this city at the gates of the Camargue is also a well equipped bathing resort. Its beaches, its church of Notre-Dame-de-la-Mer and its arenas are its main assets.
- Salon-de-Provence : A charming city of 50 000 inhabitants which has amazing buildings such as the Clock Tower and the castle of Empéri, as well as several soap factories open to the public to unlock all the secrets of making soap from Marseille.