The Etoile chaine

This mountain chain, forming part of the so-called "little Alps of Provence", offers spectacular views over the plain of Marseille and Allauch. A haven for walkers of all levels, its summit unveils a magnificent 360° panorama spanning Marseille and the "calanques" coastal fjords, the offshore islands, hills and Etang de Berre lake. The village of Mimet – the area's highest hilltop village – is located on the opposite side of the Etoile chain.

Surrounding cities :
Roquevaire, Allauch, La Destrousse, Cadolive, Mimet, Simiane Collongue, Peypin, Bouc Bel Air, Septèmes les Vallons, Les Pennes Mirabeau, Plan de Cuques, Saint Savournin, Marseille, Aubagne

Conditions of access

In summer, the countryside is more at risk from fire. So, to protect walkers and beauty spots, access to forested areas is regulated depending on weather conditions from 1st June to 30th September. You may “feel like a walk” but phone 0811 20 13 13 before you set out. Every day, you can fi nd out whether the place in which you want to walk is accessible all day, open in the mor ning only or completely closed. The information on the voice server is available in French and English.

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