Aix en Provence (40 min away)

The Cours Mirabeau is one of the main thoroughfares of Aix-en-Provence, an avenue lined with plane trees where numerous cafes, shops, and restaurants are located. It is a lively place where residents and visitors gather to stroll, shop, or have coffee on the terrace. Aix-en-Provence is nicknamed the “city of a thousand fountains.” Among the most famous are the Rotonde Fountain in the center of the Cours Mirabeau, the Fountain of the Four Dolphins, and the Thermal Water Fountain, which recalls the city’s thermal history.

Marseille (50 min away)

The Old Port of Marseille is the historic heart of the city, a picturesque harbor surrounded by restaurants, cafes, and fish markets. It is an iconic place to stroll, savour local specialties, and enjoy the maritime atmosphere.

Overlooking the city from a hill, the Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde provides a spectacular panoramic view of Marseille and the Mediterranean. The basilica, also nicknamed “La Bonne Mère,” is an important pilgrimage site and an iconic symbol of the city.

The Mucem and COSQUER cave in Marseille

The Mucem, acronym for the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations, opened its doors in 2013 and has become a major architectural emblem of the city. The Mucem is dedicated to presenting the civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean, highlighting the cultural, historical, and contemporary connections among the peoples of this region.

The Cosquer Cave is an underwater cave located off the coast of the Croisette Point. It was discovered in 1985 by the scuba diver Henri Cosquer, hence its name. This cave is particularly notable for its prehistoric paintings dating back to the Upper Paleolithic. Upon reservation, it is possible to visit a reproduction of the cave on board a small autonomous vehicle.

The calanques of Cassis (1h away)

The Calanques of Cassis can be explored on foot, by boat, or sometimes by kayak. There are hiking trails that allow you to admire the calanques from the mainland. Boat excursions from Cassis offer a unique perspective, allowing visitors to appreciate the steep cliffs and crystal-clear waters.