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.
How to get there
- 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
- Marseille-Provence Airport : in Marignane (22 km from Marseille) and low-cost terminal mp2 (How to get to the airport ?)
- Nîmes-Arles-Camargue Airport : in Nîmes-Garons
- Avignon-Caumont Airport
(20 km from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence)
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).
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.
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 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.
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.