La Baie des Anges
TO EXPLORE NEARBY
A coastline of a thousand riches… On foot or by boat, discover the enchanting landscapes of the calanques of Cassis and Marseille, Gaou Island in Six-Fours, and the Figuerolles calanque and its superb pebble beach.
EXPLORING LA CIOTAT...
Dream beaches, special facilities, numerous activities… this seaside resort offers holidaymakers all the ingredients for an unforgettable stay: entertainment, gastronomy and sports activities mean a change of scenery is guaranteed for all lovers of the Dolce Vita!
Take a boat trip to the magnificent Iles vertes or the Bec de l’Aigle and its amazing calanques… Continue to the wild creeks of Les Embiez or take the fascinating Route des Crêtes between Cassis and Marseille: you are in the heart of the magnificent Bay of Bandol and the superb beaches of the Golfe d’Amour. On the programme? Sea swimming, spearfishing, windsurfing, hiking or… just lazing around!
Not to be missed:
- The Route des Crêtes between La Ciotat and Cassis, the Mugel and Figuerolles calanques.
- The Provençal market of Saint Cyr which is a delight for the eyes and the taste buds!
- Aqualand water park near Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer.
- The old port of La Ciotat and its unique charm.
- Palais Lumière, the family home of the filmmaker brothers.
- The Toulon arsenal.
And on the programme for children: La Ciotat marine park, Village des Tortues and Zoo de Sanary. You have all the ingredients for a successful holiday.
FOR NATURE LOVERS: THE CALANQUES
Nature lovers will not want to miss the gorgeous calanques that have made Marseille and Cassis famous. They are real jewels of our region!
The most breathtaking calanques are reserved for the most athletic and experienced hikers, but many others are accessible to all, whatever your age or level. So, put on your trainers and visit these rocky inlets leading to an unparalleled expanse of turquoise water.
In Cassis, the pretty Port-Miou is accessible to all, recognisable thanks to its dozens of moored sailboats. You’ll have to walk a short distance to reach its neighbours Port-Pin and En-Vau.
End your day with a drink in the pretty fishing port of Cassis.
A little further on, you will reach the mythical calanques of Marseille, starting with the best known, but no less sublime Sormiou, Sugiton, Marseilleveyre, Callelongue…
Prefer to be guided? We have put together a selection of partners who will help you discover the incredible riches of our calanques through hiking, maritime tours, kayaking, parasailing or scuba diving… Let us guide you!
FOR HISTORY BUFFS: THE PHOCAEAN CITY
Marseille, the multi-faceted city of the Phocaeans!
Marseille is one of the oldest cities in France. According to historians, its origins date back to 600 BC, when Greek sailors from the city of Phocaea took refuge in Marseille, fleeing the Persian invasion. The resemblance between their city and the present-day Old Port of Marseille gave it the name that is still used today.
Those who are keen on history will appreciate these facts and the numerous collections to be discovered at MUCEM, the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Steeped in history, MUCEM is also an architectural gem, a mecca of heritage a stone’s throw from the legendary Old Port and the majestic Marseille Cathedral.
A stroll through the Phocaean city then continues in the neighbouring Le Panier, a semi-pedestrianised district in Provençal style. The more modern Cours Julien will also amaze young and old alike with the colourful graffiti brightening up the many alleys in the district.
FOR LOVERS OF CHARMING VILLAGES: THE PROVENÇAL VILLAGES
What could be more authentic than a Provençal village?
Stroll through the cobbled streets, listen to the gentle song of the cicadas, smell the delicate scent of the lavender fields…
From the campsite, you have a choice of places to visit!
The sublime Aix-en-Provence? A city of art and water, it was the backdrop for the impressionist painters and inspired many artists such as Paul Cézanne.
Or would you rather get lost in one of the many hilltop villages of the Luberon? Among the best known are Gordes, Apt, Roussillon, Saignon, Bonnieux, etc.
It’s enough to make you lose your head… and feel quite giddy!
FOR GOURMETS: THE GASTRONOMY OF PROVENCE
Discover the regional produce and flavours of the Mediterranean region.
Sweet and savoury Provençal dishes will charm any foodie.
Among the most famous specialities in the area are the famous olives: Provençal style, in tapenade, drizzled on salads… The fish is not to be outdone: enjoy a bourride stew with monkfish, bass, red mullet or grilled sea bream. But you also have pieds paquets, poutargue and fougasse to try.
To the table!
To enjoy music on mild summer evenings, don’t miss the Jazz in August festival.
Also not to be missed:
- The Delta Festival in Marseille, end of June
- The Night Markets from June to the end of August