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Carry-le-Rouet tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Slightly outside the main Riviera, the beaches and coastal paths of Carry-le-Rouet are very popular due to their proximity to Marseille

Carry-le-Rouet 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 Carry-le-Rouet. For detailed visitor information see the Carry-le-Rouet 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 Carry-le-Rouet in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Marseille at 19 km and Calanques at Marseille at 26 km.

Carry-le-Rouet, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 12 km (direction north-west)

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

See Martigues guide


at 19 km (direction east)

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

See Marseille guide
Calanques at Marseille

Calanques at Marseille

Scenery at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Calanques at Marseille guide


at 32 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Aix-en-Provence guide
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Seaside resort at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Cassis guide


at 34 km (direction east)

The small market town of Aubagne is best known for its association...

See Aubagne guide


at 34 km (direction east)

The castle and Collegiale church of Saint-Laurent are among the principal places...

See Salon-de-Provence guide
Route des Cretes

Route des Cretes

Scenery at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Route des Cretes guide
La Ciotat

La Ciotat

at 41 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See La Ciotat guide


Seaside resort at 48 km (direction east-south-east), in the Var department

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

See Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer guide


at 49 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

Cadenet is a small town in the south of the Luberon Regional...

See Cadenet guide


at 49 km (direction north-east), in the Vaucluse department

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

See Pertuis guide


Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

Lourmarin is one of the most important scenic villages in the Luberon...

See Lourmarin guide
Chateau de Lourmarin

Chateau de Lourmarin

Castle at 51 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

The Chateau de Lourmarin is a castle on the edge of the...

See Chateau de Lourmarin guide

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Markets in and near Carry-le-Rouet

Market days in Carry-le-Rouet: weekly market: Tuesday & Friday;

  • Carry-le-Rouet: market Tuesday & Friday (0km)
  • Chateauneuf-les-Martigues: market Friday (6km)
  • Marignane: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (11km)
  • Martigues: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (11km)
  • Berre-l'Etang: market Thursday & Sunday (16km)
  • Marseille: market every day (18km)
  • Fos-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Istres: market Tuesday & Friday (24km)
  • Bouc-Bel-Air: market Sunday (25km)
  • Allauch: market Wednesday (27km)

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Tourist attractions near Carry-le-Rouet, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Montagne Sainte-Victoire (46km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chateau d'If (19km)
  • Montmajour Abbey (57km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Alpilles (51km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (44km)
  • Eglise et cloitres de Saint Trophime, Eglise de Saint-Honorat des Alycamps (Arles) (57km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Montmajour (Arles) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc Longchamp (20km)
  • Parc Borély (20km)
  • Jardin de la Magalone (20km)
  • Parc du 26e Centenaire (21km)
  • Jardin d'Albertas (25km)
  • Jardin d'Eguilles (31km)
  • Parc municipal du Mugel (41km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Calanque (26km)
  • Cap Canaille (34km)
  • Cap Canaille (Cassis) (36km)
  • Calanque de Figuerolles (41km)
  • Parc du Mugel (41km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • OK Corral (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (33km)

Geography and distances

Carry-le-Rouet is in the south-east of France at 18 kilometres from Marseille, the department capital (general information: Carry-le-Rouet is 651 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Carry-le-Rouet

Canton: Châteauneuf-Côte-Bleue

Arrondissement: Istres

Department: Bouches-du-Rhone

Region: Provence

Postcode: 13620

Distance to Carry-le-Rouet

from Marseille (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 651 km

from Calais: 883 km

from Nice: 176 km

from Bordeaux: 487 km

from Strasbourg: 617 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 Carry-le-Rouet from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chateauneuf-les-Martigues, Ensues-la-Redonne and Sausset-les-Pins.

This page in French: Visiter Carry-le-Rouet


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