Visite guidée Circuit H2O

History - Sciences - Technology - Du 1er Janvier au 31 Décembre

L’eau fait depuis toujours partie intégrante de l’histoire de Gardanne. Le nom même de la ville implique sa présence. Entre difficultés et conquêtes, l’eau nécessaire à la vie quotidienne, l’eau pour la culture et l’élevage du bétail, puis l’eau de la mine et l’eau industrielle… Tous ces aspects sont abordés dans ce parcours en 15 étapes.
Guide disponible gratuitement à l'Office de Tourisme.

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Vieux village de Gardanne

Rue Puget 13120 Gardanne

Information provided by OT Gardanne

  • Organiser

    Office de Tourisme de Gardanne
  • Transport means

    On foot

  • Duration

    1 to 2hrs

  • Level

    All Levels

  • Guide

    Erudite Guide

  • Tour language

    French

  • Phone

    • 04.42.51.02.73
  • Fax

    09 82 58 02 73

  • Website

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Traditional La Montagnette

From Saint-Rémy circling back to Saint-Rémy, take a tour through some of Provence's most traditional villages. After lunch, it's on to the museum dedicated to the French poet Frédéric Mistral (Maillane). Next put your nose to the test at the museum of aromas and perfume (Gravescon) before admiring the candles produced at the Premonstratensians' factory and 'indiennes' (printed textile) at the Provençal fabric museum (Tarascon). Once you've had a look at Saint-Marcellin Chapel (Boulbon), head across to Barbentane and Cristine Darc's santons (figurines) before making your way to the Frigolet distillery. Enjoy the late afternoon sun over Château des Comtes de Provence in Reynard before returning to Saint-Rémy and visiting the Alpilles museum.

Camargue, countryside and coast

Begin your trip at Pont de Gau Park in Saintes-Maries set within the Camargue Nature Reserve. By foot, on horse-back or by canoe, you can birdwatch to your heart's content in this unspoilt and well-preserved nature area. Invigorated, take a breather on the beautiful sand at Crin Blanc beach. For your second day, head to Arles for a spot of recreational fishing or a nature walk at La Capelière. After being totally immersed in the lives of the 'gardians' (Camargue herdsmen) at the Jacques Bon stud farm, watch the splendid sunset on the horizon in Arles.

La Ciotat by Les Marseillaises

With its rocky creeks, the revival of its town centre and its maritime history, La Ciotat is a destination that combines the art of living, a natural landscape and new locations that are overflowing with history. In the town that has can be considered the birthplace of cinema and pétanque, you are sure to find some very good reasons for visiting! We are talking about La Ciotat, this typical Mediterranean town with magnificent beaches and creeks, where the noise of the shipbuilding yards ceased to exist a few years ago. Today, there is not only the coastal scenery to enjoy there is also the renovation of the ancient district of La Ciotat – or the "Coeur de ville" (the heart of the town) as it is lovingly known by the locals. We suggest visiting some of the new shops as well as some of the beaches and creeks.

Inspirations

Tradition

The Pastis

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Terroir

Provence's markets

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Paul Cézanne

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