Practical information

Whether you're passing through Provence for a city break in Marseille, a charming, cultural getaway in Aix-en-Provence or a family holiday in Arles, the My Provence guide lets you discover all there is to know about the Bouches-du-Rhône region. How do you get to Provence? How can you get around once you're there? What’s on in Marseille? What should you visit in Aix-en-Provence? What can you see in Arles? Your holidays in Provence start here, with simple, practical information on the region of Bouches-du-Rhône.

Getting around

Carte des temps de parcours entre les principales villes de provence

How to get there

By road

  • Highways A1, A6 and A7 : Lille, Paris, Lyon, Marseille
  • A62, A61, A9, A54 : Bordeaux, Toulouse, Narbonne, Montpellier, Nîmes, Arles
  • A54 : Nîmes, Salon-de-Provence
  • A8 : Italie, Nice, Marseille
  • A51 : Gap, Sisteron, Aix-en-Provence

By air

By rail

  • TGV (high-speed train) :
    Paris-Lyon-Marseille. TGV railway stations in Avignon, Aix-en-Provence and Marseille (3 hrs from Paris).
  • Train services from Italy (via Nice) and Spain (via Narbonne).
  • www.voyages-sncf.com

By boat

The world's top cruise companies all call here. Home to France's largest cruise port and the 5th largest port in the Mediterranean, Marseille-Provence offers a great choice of itineraries for every taste and budget. The city's port amenities are continually evolving to offer both cruise passengers and companies a premium service.

http://www.marseille-cruise.com

Getting around

Cartreize

The Bouches-du-Rhône's CARTREIZE coach network offers highway shuttle services for fast and easy access to the area's main cities, plus local services to towns throughout the area. Whether you're visiting Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Aubagne, La Ciotat, Arles or Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, sit back and enjoy touring Provence on a comfy coach!

Download CARTREIZE coach services
More details on timetables, prices and points of sale: Allôcartreize on 0 810 00 13 26

Le Pilote

LE PILOTE is an alliance of public transport services available in the Bouches-du-Rhône (bus, tram, metro and train). LePilotesuggests the best ways to travel and provides a road book, links to the Bouches-du-Rhône public transport websites and other ideas for getting around (on foot, by bike, car sharing, etc.), as well a real time traffic updates.

www.lepilote.com

Tourist organisations in Provence

Check out the full list of Bouches-du-Rhône tourist offices and get all the info you need before and during your stay in Provence

Provence in figures

3 Nature Reserves

Calanques National Park,
Europe's first suburban national park,
The Camargue Regional Nature Reserve,
The Alpilles Regional Nature Reserve.

1stfor olive oil production

9 golf courses

TOP 3 Among the Top 3 French destinations chosen by overseas visitors

50% of the Bouche-du-Rhône's natural areas are protected

1st France's n° 1 cruise port: Marseille

6 AOP (protected designation
of origin) red, white and rosé wines

100 That's the number of decibels a cicada produces!

67 luxury
hotels

17includingfive-star establishments

289km of Mediterranean shores

46 Michelin
star-rated restaurants

300 days of sunshine per year

Serving tourism

Provence Tourisme est une association loi 1901. Sa mission, confiée par le Département : promouvoir le tourisme dans les Bouches-du-Rhône dans le respect de l’environnement et des habitants et garantir aux visiteurs un accueil de qualité.

The best of the destination

En accord avec les aspirations et les goûts de chacun, Provence Tourisme propose d’incontournables valeurs sûres comme des conseils pour sortir des sentiers battus, grâce à sa connaissance profonde du terrain et de par sa neutralité commerciale.