From La Ciotat to Saintes Maries de la Mer, the Bouches du Rhône department is a land of treasures. It has a large number of tourist destinations that make you dream: in addition to Marseille, it is the department of Aix-en-Provence and the Sainte-Victoire mountain, the Camargue, Arles, the Alpilles and Martigues. A deeply Provencal land, bordered by the Mediterranean, under the sun, and rocked by cicadas in summer. Magnificent places, highlighted by Cézanne or Van Gogh, a tempting gastronomy, seductive cities and the big blue, from creeks to beaches.
The third most populated department in France, the Bouches du Rhône attracts many visitors each year thanks to its wild and varied landscapes and exceptional sunshine. The rich historical heritage and the typical landscapes of hills covered with scrubland contribute to the very strong identity of the department, with its authentic villages with living traditions. Museums, listed historic centres and festivals bear witness to the Provençal culture that Marcel Pagnol wrote about in his books.
The Bouches du Rhône was born from the harmonious meeting of the elements: the fire of the sun, the water of the sea, the white limestone rocks sculpted by the impetuous mistral. The village of Baux-de-Provence embodies the charm and tourist wealth of the Alpilles, while the Camargue tells the story of the meeting of the Rhône and the Mediterranean Sea with its rice fields and salt marshes.