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Bouches-du-Rhône, camping in a Provencal landscape

Les Baux de Provence dans les Bouches du Rhône
Les Baux de Provence dans les Bouches du Rhône


Third most populated department in France, the Bouches du Rhône is part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Their names alone evoke holidays... Provence, the Calanques, the Baux de Provence, the Mediterranean Sea, but also Marseille, Aix en Provence or Arles are as many colourful cities, wild and diversified natural landscapes, historical vestiges that this territory offers for an unforgettable camping stay.

Campsites in Bouches-du-Rhône

68 campsites in the Bouches-du-Rhône welcome you throughout the department. For a successful holiday, this is the type of accommodation that will delight the whole family. For example, the campsite Le Mas **** in Martigues, in the heart of the calanques, the campsite Monplaisir **** nestled at the foot of the Alpilles Regional Natural Park in the town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, or the campsite Félix de la Bastide *** located where Provence meets the Mediterranean country.

The different nuggets of the Bouches-du-Rhône

Marseille is the oldest city in France and the most emblematic city in the south. It is a must-see in the Bouches-du-Rhône region, as is Arles, famous for its UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Historical capital of Provence and city of art with an important architectural heritage, Aix-en-Provence is a small and quiet city where a real sweetness of life reigns, dear to many artists like Paul Cézanne, inspired by its unparalleled light and the Aix countryside. Stroll through the old town to discover small squares, pretty fountains, the Cours Mirabeau and the Saint-Sauveur cathedral. Stroll through the market where flowers, fruits and vegetables have the colors and smells of Provence.

Known for its unique landscapes, with breathtaking panoramas, the 8500 hectares of the Calanques National Park is the only one in Europe that is both marine, terrestrial and peri-urban. You will discover its wild creeks, its islands, its underwater canyon but also its fortress of the 16th century, the castle of If. It is the ideal place for hiking to contemplate the fauna and flora, swimming in the transparent waters, canoeing, climbing or paddle boarding for sportsmen.

Classified as the Most Beautiful Village in France and perched on a rocky spur of the Alpilles mountain range, the village of Les Baux de Provence, whose citadel ruins are a witness to the past, is a must-see. Stroll through the narrow streets to the Place Saint-Vincent, and admire the church of Saint Vincent and that of the White Penitents as well as the pretty Renaissance style houses.

Cassis is a very popular tourist site, located 15 kilometres from Marseille and boasts an exceptional natural heritage. Discover the charming port of this adorable summer resort as well as the facades of the coloured houses which are reflected in the water. Stroll through the pretty streets and stop on a terrace to enjoy a glass of Cassis wine which has an AOC.

Like Cassis, you can't leave Les Bouches-du-Rhône without visiting the lovely village of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, perfectly situated at the foot of the Alpilles mountains. Very popular with celebrities and artists, you should also see the magnificent Roman ruins of the Plateau des Antiques, just outside the town.


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