Aubagne tourism and travel guide

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Aubagne is situated in the Bouches-du-Rhone department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Aubagne. For detailed visitor information see the Aubagne travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Aubagne in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Route des Cretes at 12 km and La Ciotat at 13 km.

Aubagne, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



Seaside resort at 9 km (direction south-south-west)

The harbour area of Cassis, its beach and proximity to the Calanques...

See Cassis guide
Route des Cretes

Route des Cretes

Scenery at 12 km (direction south)

The Route des Cretes between Cassis and La Ciotat is a beautiful...

See Route des Cretes guide
La Ciotat

La Ciotat

at 13 km (direction south-south-east)

The attractive harbour and numerous chapels in the old town are the...

See La Ciotat guide


at 16 km (direction west)

Marseille is perhaps not a tourist town but is one of the...

See Marseille guide


Seaside resort at 17 km (direction south-east), in the Var department

The beaches such as Les Lecques, the forest and the pleasant town...

See Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer guide
Calanques at Marseille

Calanques at Marseille

Scenery at 17 km (direction west-south-west)

The white cliffs of the Calanques de Marseille plunging into the deep...

See Calanques at Marseille guide


Seaside resort at 23 km (direction south-east), in the Var department

The beach and the harbour, the bustling old town and the vineyards...

See Bandol guide


Seaside resort at 27 km (direction south-east), in the Var department

The historic boats and the palm trees around the pretty harbour are...

See Sanary-sur-Mer guide


at 27 km (direction north-north-west)

The vibrant town of Aix-en-Provence is a traditional Provence town, with many...

See Aix-en-Provence guide


at 30 km (direction east-north-east), in the Var department

The principal monument here in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume is the Basilica of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine...

See Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume guide


Seaside resort at 34 km (direction west)

Slightly outside the main Riviera, the beaches and coastal paths of Carry-le-Rouet...

See Carry-le-Rouet guide


at 35 km (direction east-south-east), in the Var department

A town with its focus firmly to the sea, Toulon is the...

See Toulon guide


at 44 km (direction west-north-west)

The harbour area and quaint fishermen cottages is the principal attraction in...

See Martigues guide


at 45 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vaucluse department

Pertuis is a small Provencal town to the south of the Luberon...

See Pertuis guide

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Markets in and near Aubagne

Market days in Aubagne: weekly market: Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday;

  • Aubagne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (0km)
  • Carnoux-en-Provence: market Thursday & Saturday (4km)
  • Allauch: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Cassis: market Wednesday & Friday (9km)
  • Auriol: market Thursday & Saturday (10km)
  • La Ciotat: market Tuesday & Sunday (13km)
  • Marseille: market every day (16km)
  • Saint Cyr sur Mer: market Sunday (16km)
  • Fuveau: market Thursday & Monday (18km)
  • Gardanne: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (20km)

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Tourist attractions near Aubagne, France

What to do at Aubagne? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Aubagne.

Grand sites of France

  • Montagne Sainte-Victoire (28km)

National Monuments

  • Chateau d'If (16km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du 26e Centenaire (14km)
  • Parc municipal du Mugel (14km)
  • Parc Longchamp (16km)
  • Parc Borély (16km)
  • Jardin de la Magalone (16km)
  • Jardin d'Albertas (22km)
  • Jardin d’Elie Alexis (33km)
  • Jardin d'Eguilles (35km)
  • Jardin de Baudouvin (38km)
  • Domaine d'Orvès (38km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (45km)
  • Le Plantier de Costebelle (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cap Canaille (9km)
  • Cap Canaille (Cassis) (11km)
  • Calanque de Figuerolles (14km)
  • Parc du Mugel (14km)
  • Massif de la Sainte-Baume (15km)
  • Calanque (15km)
  • Mont Faron (35km)
  • Cap Sicié (35km)
  • Lac de Quinson (59km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • OK Corral (11km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo du Mont Faron (34km)
  • Zoo de La Barben (47km)

Geography and distances

Aubagne is in the south-east of France at 16 kilometres from Marseille, the department capital (general information: Aubagne is 666 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Aubagne

Canton: Aubagne

Arrondissement: Marseille

Department: Bouches-du-Rhone

Region: Provence

Postcode: 13400

Distance to Aubagne

from Marseille (prefecture): 16 km

from Paris: 666 km

from Calais: 896 km

from Nice: 145 km

from Bordeaux: 520 km

from Strasbourg: 612 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into the airport at Marseille or drive from the UK with a journey time of around 10-11 hours. For driving distances to Aubagne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Carnoux-en-Provence, Gemenos, La Penne-sur-Huveaune and Roquefort-la-Bedoule.

This page in French: Visiter Aubagne