Exploring Provence

Provence is full of treasures waiting to be discovered a mere stone’s throw from Marseille… Dozens of charming Provençal towns and villages are waiting to welcome you to the song of the cicadas!

Aix en Provence

Aix en Provence© Camille Moirenc

Aix en Provence

The quintessential Provençal town, Aix-en-Provence never fails to charm, with its food markets, festivals and year-round events. City of water and city of the arts, Aix-en-Provence has preserved a rich heritage that best reveals itself during a stroll along its narrow streets.

Office de tourisme d’Aix-en-Provence
300, avenue Giuseppe Verdi, 13100 Aix-en-Provence
T.+ 33 (0) 4 42 16 11 61

Great for a pre or post Cruise Stay

T. +33(0) 4 42 161 184
Activities and Visits
T. +33(0)4 42 161 161


Arles© Camille Moirenc


A city of art and history and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Arles is receiving a facelift for 2014 with the Vincent Van Gogh Foundation, the Musée Départemental de l’Arles Antique extension and the reopening of the Musée de la Camargue.

Arles : - Tél : + 33 (0) 4 90 18 41 20 / Mail : ot-arles


Aubagne© Camille Moirenc


Aubagne distils all the charm and character of Provence, with its scented garrigue-covered hills immortalised by the author and film-maker Marcel Pagnol, typical villages, farmers’ markets and a route des fermes (Farms Route) that will tickle the taste buds of the finest gourmets. Aubagne is also known for its local arts and crafts, in particular pottery with ceramic ware and its famous nativity characters or santons.

Aubagne : - ?Tél : +33 (0)4 42 03 49 98 / Mail : contact

Avignon - Le Pont Du Gard

Avignon - Le Pont Du Gard© Camille Moirenc

Avignon - Le Pont Du Gard

The walled city of Avignon is a maze of old-world narrow streets that are perfect for exploring on foot. Famous for its Palais des Papes and Pont St Bénezet and dotted with dozens of churches and chapels, Avignon has numerous historical buildings listed by UNESCO.

A few miles away, between Uzès and Nîmes, is the Pont du Gard, a magnificent Roman aqueduct that spans the river in a beautifully preserved setting.

Avignon : - Tél : +33 (0)4 32 74 32 74 / Mail : officetourisme
Pont du Gard : - Tél : +33 (0)4 66 37 22 34 / Mail : info


Cassis© Camille Moirenc


This little seaside town, with its fishing port, vineyards and its laid-back lifestyle is a magical place. Cassis is located at the centre of the Calanques National Park, a marine and land reserve providing a rich historical and natural heritage.

Cassis : - Tél : 0892 39 01 03 (0.34 € TTC/mn) / Mail : info

Other places to visit

Other places to visit© Camille Moirenc

Other places to visit

Châteauneuf du Pape - Roussillon - Lourmarin - L’Isle sur la Sorgue - Les Baux-de-Provence - St Rémy-de-Provence...

Practical information

Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Marseille
11, la Canebière - 13001 Marseille

tél: + 33 (0)826 500 500
(0,15€ la minute depuis un poste fixe)

Please contact your travel Agency or Cruise Company in order to consult the shore excursions programs.


Tél : +33 (0)4 86 09 50 34
(mon to sat 9am-7pm / sun 10am-5pm)