Envie de balade

Between 1 June and 30 September, forest access is controlled by decree of the local authority. It may also be by municipal decree. Municipal decrees are more restrictive than local authority decrees. Stay up to date for your own safety!

Access map to forest areas

Conditions d'accès pour le 10/08/2017
  • — Orange level

    You can walk all day long

  • — Red level

    You can walk all day long

  • — Black level

    The access, including by the sea, the movement and presence of people in forest areas is not allowed all day long.

Information about
access levels for the site

In the Bouches-du-Rhône, from 1 June to 30 September inclusive, the access, including by the sea, the movement, the presence of person and the work in the forests are regulated by prefectural order or municipal by-law.
The meteorological fire danger depends on temperature, precipitation, wind strength, vegetation moisture content and level of exposure to sunlight.

A three colored code identifies the conditions of presence:

  • Forest Fire Danger Level
  • Access, movement and presence conditions in forest areas
  • Work conditions in exposed areas
  • Autorisé
  • Autorisé
  • Autorisé
  • Autorisé de 5h à 13h
  • Interdit
  • Interdit



Fire warnings are issued depending on predicted temperatures, precipitation, wind speed, vegetation humidity levels and sunshine. They are issued by the inter-regional Sud-Est Météo France meteorological office.

How to find out about access levels for nature sites:

  • By email

    Please subscribe to our printable daily alerting newsletter, sent by mail on request from: enviedebalade@myprovence.fr

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  • My Provence Envie de Balade

    Download the MyProvence Balade mobile app for free to get real-time information about the nature sites.
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  • By phone

    Call +33 (0)811 20 13 13 to find out the opening times and access conditions for the nature sites where you’d like to go walking.

  • Online

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My Provence Envie de Balade

Using the MyProvence Envie de Balade app (or by calling +33 (0)811 20 13 13), walkers can get the news about site access in real time.

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This service is offered by the County Council 13:

  • — Direction de l’Environnement et Provence Tourisme en partenariat avec la Préfecture des Bouches-du-Rhône
  • — Direction Départementale du Territoire et de la Mer/Pôle Forêt
  • — Direction Départementale des Systèmes d’Information
  • — Entente Interdépartementale
  • — Association Départementale des Comités Communaux Feux de Forêts et des Réserves Communales de Sécurité Civile
  • — Institut pour la forêt méditerranéenne
  • — Office National des Forêts
  • — Parc National des Calanques
  • — Grand Site Sainte Victoire
  • — Parc naturel régional des Alpilles
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Département Bouches-du-Rhône