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Tourism in Gémenos

can the village of Gémenos in the Bouches-du-Rhône dream of a more beautiful location? Located in a beautiful natural setting, this typical village of Provence combines tradition and modernity. Gémenos has an active historic centre with stores and businesses.

Are you taking advantage of your stay to indulge in new outdoor sports and leisure activities? Rent a bike or your mountain bike, put on your backpack and explore the sunny paths of Provence. Many activities are also practiced in Provence. Have you ever done any climbing, for example? Would you like to try your hand at horse riding?

The gastronomic specialties of Provence are a real tourist attraction. Meet the local producers, directly on their farms, or on the various markets offered in the area.

Ancient churches, wash houses, fountains, covered markets, abbeys and monasteries… You can take advantage of your stay to discover a cultural and historical heritage.

Organize your stay by contacting the Tourist Office in Gémenos…

You wish to stay in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur? Discover a selection of accommodation to spend your stay in the Bouches-du-Rhône: guest rooms, hotels, campsites…

Marcel Pagnol’s Provence

Writer and moviemaker, Marcel Pagnol has been with his works a true ambassador of Provence. La gloire de mon père and Le Château de ma mère, in particular, relate his childhood at La Treille in the Garlaban massif. From Vallon de Passe-Temps to La Grotte de Grosibou, from Aubagne to La Treille, follow in the footsteps of Marcel Pagnol.

The Sainte-Baume Massif

Between the Bouches-du-Rhône and the Var, the Sainte-Baume massif culminates at more than 1150 meters. The massif is a great playground for nature lovers. For example, you can walk, cycle, climb, paraglide, hang gliding… The fauna and flora are remarkable, with numerous animal species: spotted woodpecker, Tengmalm’s owl, wild boar, grey flycatcher, orpheus warbler, Bonelli’s eagle, European roller, diving ring, wild bunting… The Sainte Baume also has an incredibly dense past. Mary Magdalene, a character from the Gospels, is said to have spent the last years of her life meditating and praying in a cave at altitude, transformed into a cave dweller. The town of Saint-Maximin, which has a monumental basilica housing some of Mary Magdalene’s relics, is also a major tourist destination. At the bend of a path, you may come across partially buried dry-stone constructions. These coolers used to produce ice for the bourgeoisie of Aix-en-Provence, Marseille or Toulon.

Museums in the Bouches-du-Rhône

The sea, nature and culture contribute to the tourist offer of the Bouches-du-Rhône, with many museums of different sizes, covering all themes. You can visit, for example, the museum of the old Saint-Chamas, the museum of art and military history of the Emperi in Salon-de-Provence, the Museon Arlaten in Arles, the Ciotaden museum in La Ciotat, the museum of building machinery and public works in Mallemort…

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