Discover Cities and Villages in Bloom of Provence for a walk

During your holidays in Provence, why not visit some villages which have chosen to offer a better quality of life to their residents and visitors, while respecting the environment and promoting a sustainable development ? It will take you for a walk!

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Very engaged land, the Bouches-du-Rhone, listed «Department in Bloom» since 2013, have now 45 cities that proudly bear this distinction. But why visit a city or a village in bloom? This well-known sign at the entrance of cities seems to be outdated for you? Or maybe, you don’t like roundabouts in bloom?
You will change your mind. Cities and villages in bloom, now committed in an ecological approach, respect the environment by, for example, promoting green spaces arrangements, adapted to our dry climate, provide a friendly welcome to the visitors and try to promote urban spaces that invite you for a walk or for a meeting. In short, in order to discover some of these unmissable cities in bloom, we offer you walks, hikes, nature trails and heritage for a good breath of fresh and colorful air! From 1 to 4 flowers, have a walk from city to city and discover their charm.

The top : 4 flowers


Walk in Istres

Between city and nature… Stroll through the city's old town, discover the typical atmosphere of Provençal villages, wander the banks of the pond.

Landscapes in Martigues

Discover the Great Park of Figuerolles, a real invitation to discover our Mediterranean nature on foot, pony, with little train or in the trees!

Great Park of Figuerolles

Great Park of Figuerolles in Martigues, city 4 flowers

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Istres

Garden in Istres, city 4 flowers

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The perfection : 3 flowers


Walk in La Ciotat

«La voie douce»… Stroll and discover the Mediterranean flora and its heritage along the line of an old railway track.

Walk in Miramas

Between shadows and lights… An alliance of the modern architecture and the coolness of the water where the light used to play.
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Walking route in Port de Bouc

Discover the forest of Castillon and the pond of Pourra… Three trails are available for the pleasure of old buildings, fauna, flora or beautiful landscapes lovers.

And also...

Aix-en-Provence, Aubagne, Berre-l'Etang, Cassis, Châteauneuf-les-Martigues, Plan-de-Cuques, Saint-Martin-de-Crau, Salon de Provence

Miramas

Miramas, « Entre Shadows & Lights », city 3 flowers

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Rognes

The village of Rognes, village 2 flowers

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La Ciotat

Eden Theatre in La Ciotat, city 3 flowers

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The charm : 2 flowers


Hike in Ceyreste

Great Caunet Massif : discover Fontblanche… Discover the forest of Ceyreste, one of the most beautiful pine forests of Aleppo pines in Bouches-du-Rhône.

Walk in Marignane

«Au fil de l'eau»... On foot or bicycle, a tour through the banks of a Mediterranean lagoon, of the pond of Bolmon and the coastal river, the Cadière.

Walk in Rognes

Wandering between stones and gardens... A tour in the heart of an amazing town: mesmerizing ambiance, quarries, terroir, landscape and heritage.

Walk in Meyreuil

The tip of Défens... Five kilometers will lead you to the top of the tip of Défens and its overlooking on sumptuous landscapes transformed by human activities.

Hike in Roquefort la Bédoule

The Chapel of St Andrew… A tour, on the GR98, famous in Provence for its beautiful scenic escapes, from the sea, mountains and vineyards to the chapel.

Hike in Gémenos

The path of Limbert… Reach a 360 degrees view: from the Blue Coast to Garlaban via the Sainte Baume, to the departmental park of the Saint Pons Valley, a cool haven.

And also...

Arles, Auriol, Châteaurenard, Eyragues, Fos-sur-Mer, Gardanne, Mallemort, Marseille, Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, Rognac, Rousset, Saint-Victoret, Sausset-les-Pins, Venelles, Vitrolles

Marignane

Route «Au fil de l'eau» in Marignane, city 2 flowers

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Ceyreste

Ceyreste, village 2 flowers

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Gémenos

Departmental park of the Saint Pons valley in Gémenos, city 2 flowers

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The promise : one flower


Walk in Meyrargues

By the path… Discover some of twenty one paths of the old center that will take you from surprise to surprise that will not leave you indifferent.

On the traces of natural and historical heritage of Noves

The hills and the plain
From church to chapel, from hills to points of view, you will stalk the streets, the paths and the historical symbols of the city.

And also...

Aureille, Aurons, Charleval, Lamanon, Lambesc, Pélissanne, Peypin, Rognognas, Saint-Chamas, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Meyrargues

In the lanes of Meyrargues, city one flower

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Meyrargues

In the lanes of Meyrargues, city one flower

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Noves

The Chapel of Noves, city one flower

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Focus : «Bouches-du-Rhône scenic itineraries»

«Bouches-du-Rhône scenic itineraries» is an initiative of Bouches-du-Rhône Tourisme to see the city and the village as a landscape: Highlight the paths and the streets, used every day, the alleys and the routes used by the family the week-end to realize some great real walks, appreciated by the residents and tourists. Download topos. They describe the route to follow to discover our cities and villages and to open the eyes on the beauty of their landscapes.

Aix-en-Provence

Flower market in Aix-en-Provence, city 3 flowers

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Arles

Van Gogh Space in Arles, city 2 flowers

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Marseille

Fort Saint-Jean in Marseille, city 2 flowers

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Serving tourism

Bouches-du-Rhône Tourisme is a non-profit ‘association loi 1901’ organisation.It is entrusted by the Conseil Départemental (or regional council) to promote tourism in Bouches-du-Rhône while respecting the environment and local residents, and guaranteeing visitors a top-quality experience.

The best of the destination

So that everyone’s hopes and tastes are catered for, Bouches-du-Rhône Tourisme promotes must-see destinations which take visitors off the beaten track, using its deep understanding of the area and its neutral role as a non-profit organisation.