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Tourism in Vitrolles, Provence

The village dating from the 5th century has been remarkably preserved. The narrow streets wind around a hillock dominated by a rock topped by the Saracen Tower and the Sainte-Anne chapel. As you wander through the old streets, you can discover the remains of the old ramparts and historic houses, admire the facade of the Saint Gerard Church built in the Renaissance or linger on the Place de la République, near the fountain which has been paying homage since 1894 to the arrival of the waters of the Durance into the city.

Vitrolles, a plural city, is also a seaside resort bathed by the Etang de Berre. The beach of Les Marettes has been developed and has become a paradise for bathing lovers. You will find restaurants there to have lunch or dinner with your feet in the water. Nature activities are also numerous. You can follow the path leading to the source of the Infernet, or hike in the nearby Rove massif.

In the heart of the Bouches-du-Rhône, the town of Vitrolles is ideally located near the major tourist sites of Provence: Marseille and Aix-en-Provence are less than half an hour away by car, Arles awaits you at one hour drive. The ancient arenas, the MuCEM, the Cours Mirabeau, the Granet museum, the paths of the Calanques or the Sainte-Victoire are just a few ideas among an infinite number of activities.

Museums in the Bouches-du-Rhône

Numerous museums welcome you throughout the Bouches-du-Rhône. Small or large museums or foundations, you will find many ideas for cultural outings! For example, you can visit the museum of aromas and perfume in Graveson, the historical mining museum in Gréasque, the tapestry museum in Aix-en-Provence…

The source of the Infernet

Situated between Vitrolles and Pennes-Mirabeau, the Infernet ravine offers a walk on the banks of a small river. In the hollow of the valley hides a spring which brings a welcome freshness. You can then extend your walk by going into the garrigue until you dominate the surrounding countryside.

Marseille, Arles or Aix-en-Provence

Vitrolles is ideally located to discover three of the most touristic cities of the department. You will be able to visit the MuCEM, stroll on the Old Port or in the Panier, which inspired the Mistral district in the series Plus belle la vie. You might also prefer the city of Aix-en-Provence and the Cours Mirabeau. Arles has many ancient remains and particularly well-preserved monuments, such as the arenas.

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