Tourism and travel guide

Saint-Chamas lies on the banks of the Etang de Berre, in the heart of wooded hills. Discover a pleasant tourist destination, ideally located.

In Saint-Chamas, various nature activities await you. vacations rhyme with hiking? You can explore the hiking trails in this unspoiled area of Provence. Depending on your wishes, you can also try your hand at many other activities in the Bouches-du-Rhône: biking, ultralight flying, rock climbing…

Mediterranean fish, rosé wines, apricots, peaches, tapenade and olive oil, ratatouille, lamb from La Crau, fresh bush with sheep or goat’s milk, nougats and calissons: the attractiveness of southeastern France is also based on a gastronomy of great diversity. The farmers’ markets organized in the Bouches-du-Rhône provide a convivial experience, while enjoying local produce.

For centuries, people have contributed to the beauty of Provence: churches, castles, museums also appeal to tourists. The Pont de l’Horloge (Clock Bridge), the troglodyte houses (still inhabited) or the Poudrerie park are part of the local heritage.

Are you looking for accommodation in southeastern France? The Bouches-du-Rhône department offers a climate that is favourable for camping. There are also hotels and bed and breakfasts for all budgets. You can prepare your stay by booking your accommodation online.

Prepare your stay in the Bouches-du-Rhône by getting in touch with the Tourist Office of Saint-Chamas.

A port open on the étang de Berre

Saint-Chamas nestles at the bottom of the Etang de Berre, a vast expanse of water connected to the Mediterranean Sea. The protected area of the Petite Camargue, which owes its name to its resemblance to the landscapes of the Rhone Delta, allows the observation of many wading birds, including sometimes the famous pink flamingos.

You can also take a walk on the small marina or swim at the Cabassons beach.


The Poudrerie Park

Managed by the Conservatoire du Littoral, the Poudrerie Park is located on the site of a former gunpowder factory, the remains of which are currently being restored and nestle in a green setting. A small museum recounts the history of La Poudrerie, and a bird-watching station has been set up.

You can stroll through the park’s pathways. An observation tower is dedicated to birdwatching enthusiasts.

Visit www.poudrerie.fr for opening days and times.

Museums in the Bouches-du-Rhône

Many museums offer their collections throughout the Bouches-du-Rhône.

We can for example mention the Paul Arbaud earthenware museum in Aix-en-Provence, the Natural History Museum in Aix-en-Provence, the Ciotaden museum in La Ciotat, the museum of the legionary uniform in Puyloubier, the Baroncelli museum in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, the museum of the Foreign Legion in Aubagne…

Visiting Saint-Chamas: practical information

Would you like to discover Saint-Chamas? Contact the Tourist Office for more information:

Would you like to discover local products? You can go to the Saint-Chamas market, which takes place every Saturday morning.