GR2013 : Des Heures Claires à Miramas

Walk - Toute l'année

After along the pond of the Olivier, continue along the old paths of Transhumance. Detour not to miss that offers exceptional views on the ponds, the Alpilles, the Luberon, the Ventoux, the massif of the star and much more. See: Miramas blowing - St Chamas, a site dedicated to the manufacture of powder guns as early as 1690, farm in 1974 and transferred in 2001 to the Conservatoire du Littoral.

Istres;

Istres

Départ Arrêt de bus C.E.C.
(Cartreize ligne 25 en direction de Martigues et de Miramas)

Miramas;

Istres

Arrivée Gare de Miramas
(TER vers Marseille et vers Arles)

Information provided by Provence Tourisme

  • Organiser

    Provence Tourisme
    Le Montesquieu
    13 rue Roux de Brignoles

    13006 Marseille

  • Adresse de départ

    Istres

  • Transport means

    On foot

  • Duration

    2 to 3hrs

  • Phone

    • 04 91 13 84 13
  • Fax

    04 91 33 01 82

  • Website

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In a sauce or salad, red is the colour!

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Goat's Cheese

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Garlic

Garlic

It all starts with a crushed clove...

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The cicada

The cicada

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