Office de Tourisme de Gardanne

Gardanne - Tourist office

Gardanne, the capital of the Provence Coal Basin, built on the South/South-West slope of Cativel Hill, is dominated by the old centre with a sturdy bell-tower towering above it. This hill-top site painted several times by Cézanne probably marks the location of the “Castrum”, which was the original settlement in the 11th century. At the end of the 19th century, two industries were introduced in the area: the Pechiney plant (leading European producer of industrial alumina) and the coal mine (the Yvon Morandat mine shaft, the deepest in Europe).

  • Accessible for disabled
  • Public car park
  • Tourisme Handicap : Visuel
  • Tourisme Handicap : Auditif
  • Tourisme Handicap : Moteur
  • Tourisme Handicap : Mental
  • Marque Qualité Tourisme
  • Ville fleurie : 2 fleurs

Information provided byOT Gardanne

  • Contact

    31 boulevard Carnot
    13120 Gardanne

  • Phone

    • 04 42 51 02 73
  • Fax

    09 82 58 02 73

  • Website


  1. La Bastide de Puget


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  2. Visite guidée de l'usine Altéo

    Guided tour

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  3. Bastide le Calenda


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  4. Ecomusée de la Forêt Méditerranéenne


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Where to eat

Food guide restaurant


Bouc Bel Air

Time does indeed go by! The landmark establishment Etape Lani has now become "L'Etape", with the founding Lani family hanging up their chef's hats. Their successors have changed nothing of the hearty, gastronomic cuisine that made the restaurant so popular, but there is one difference: the new…




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Provence's markets

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More inspirations

Serving tourism

Bouches-du-Rhône Tourisme is a non-profit ‘association loi 1901’ organisation.It is entrusted by the Conseil Départemental (or regional council) to promote tourism in Bouches-du-Rhône while respecting the environment and local residents, and guaranteeing visitors a top-quality experience.

The best of the destination

So that everyone’s hopes and tastes are catered for, Bouches-du-Rhône Tourisme promotes must-see destinations which take visitors off the beaten track, using its deep understanding of the area and its neutral role as a non-profit organisation.