Aubagne and Marcel Pagnol
Take the road again in a Combi Van to the Pays de Pagnol. The hinterland of Provence has many surprises in store for you. Visit Aubagne, the city where santons were born from the hands of craftsmen and where the writer Marcel Pagnol grew up. A city between the hills that honors art and clay, two fundamentals of Provence. As for Allauch, it is the village where many hikes start that pay tribute to Pagnol's writings. A walk in the heart of the hills at your own pace !
Maison natale de Marcel Pagnol
Ateliers de faïence et poterie
Musée des Santons
Calanque of Port-Miou
Outside Cassis, on the other side of the Corniche, the Calanque de Port-Miou is hidden among the pine forest. A marina is located in its center. Close to the city and at the same time far from everything, enjoy the quietness of the place. Stroll along the path. It will take you to the Calanque de Port Pin, a fine sandy beach awaits you. As in Marseille, try to visit it avoiding the numerous tourists, the place will reveal its magic to you more!
Its privileged position at the edge of the Mediterranean Sea and in the National Park of Calanques, Cassis enjoys a unique setting. On one side you have the sea and on the other side the scrubland. Take the time to stroll through the small streets and walk along the port to the lighthouse.
The calanques of Marseille
A wonder of nature that is talked about all over the world. The creeks offer a landscape of paradise. Beaches, turquoise and transparent water, underwater fauna, you will have the impression to be on an island or another continent! There are several creeks: Calanque de Cappelongue, Sormiou, Morgiou and Sugiton. Take the time to walk around, to make a splash, paddle or take a boat ride. To know : Since recently the access to the Calanques is regulated. Please contact the Tourist Office of Marseille for more information. Beware of the closure of the park if there is a risk of fire.
The landscapes of Marseille
Want to visit Marseille? Park the van and visit the city on foot. You can even go by train if you don't want to drive in the city. In the Combi Van, we advise you to leave the city and go to the Vallon des Auffes, the Goudes, an old small fishermen's village with a panoramic view on the city and the Frioul islands. Then direction Cassis by the Col de la Gineste. You will be in the middle of the scrubland and the limestone rocks, a landscape which changes from Marseille !
Between city, sea and nature, this small town of the Côte Bleue has everything to please. Terraces, harbor, pine forest, beach and casino, no doubt you are at the seaside. An air of Mediterranean vacation that it would be a shame to miss.