Arles

The highlight

Abbaye de Montmajour

Founded in 948 by Benedictine monks, Montmajour Abbey unveils its secrets just a stone's throw from Arles and the Alpilles area. This majestic legacy of ancient times is now a UNESCO Heritage Site. Its medieval rock-cut tombs and crypts echo to the story of Provence… A great family outing!

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Marseille

Port Antique - jardin des vestiges

These Greco-Roman remains were unearthed during the construction of the Marseille's Centre Bourse shopping mall in 1967. Since then, various digs have revealed the remains of a Roman port: the "Port Antique".

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Gardanne

Les Ateliers d'Art de Valabre

Set inside an ancient tile factory, the "Ateliers d'Art de Valabre" is an association of talented artists and craftsmen, who continue to perpetuate time-honoured craft traditions and offer to all a warm welcome at this inspiring site.

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Aix en Provence

Musée des Tapisseries

A magnificent building set in the heart of Aix-en-Provence, the ancient Archbishop's Palace is now home to a splendid collection of 17th and 18th-century tapestries. Our tip: entry is free on the first Sunday of the month.

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Marseille

Restaurant Les Arcenaulx

Much more than a restaurant, Les Arcenaulx offers the combined pleasures of cuisine and culture. A bookshop-come-gallery-come-tea room, this atypical venue near Marseille's Old Port, will enchant lovers of culinary arts.

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