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Fos-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

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Visit Fos-sur-Mer: highlights and tourist information

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Fos-sur-Mer is situated in the Bouches-du-Rhone department and Provence region, in the south-east of France at 38 kilometres from Marseille, the department capital (general information: Fos-sur-Mer is 635 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Martigues at 9 km and Carry-le-Rouet at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Fos-sur-Mer, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Fos-sur-Mer in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Bouches-du-Rhone

Map of places to visit near Fos-sur-Mer


Markets in and near Fos-sur-Mer

Market days in Fos-sur-Mer: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday;

  • Fos-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Istres: market Tuesday & Friday (9km)
  • Martigues: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (10km)
  • Berre-l'Etang: market Thursday & Sunday (19km)
  • Chateauneuf-les-Martigues: market Friday (20km)
  • Carry-le-Rouet: market Tuesday & Friday (20km)
  • Marignane: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (22km)
  • Eyguieres: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Lambesc: market Friday (36km)
  • Eygalieres: market Friday (36km)

More information about Fos-sur-Mer, Provence

Tourist attractions near Fos-sur-Mer, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Montmajour Abbey (37km)
  • Chateau d'If (38km)
  • Glanum (40km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise et cloitres de Saint Trophime, Eglise de Saint-Honorat des Alycamps (Arles) (37km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Montmajour (Arles) (37km)
  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l'Alchimiste (36km)
  • Jardin d'Eguilles (36km)
  • Jardin d'Albertas (38km)
  • Parc du 26e Centenaire (40km)
  • Jardin de la Magalone (41km)
  • Parc Longchamp (41km)
  • Parc Borély (41km)
  • Jardin de la Louve (52km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (55km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de Régalon (41km)
  • Calanque (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (30km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Fos-sur-Mer

Canton: Istres-Sud

Arrondissement: Istres

Department: Bouches-du-Rhone

Region: Provence

Postcode: 13270

Distance to Fos-sur-Mer

from Marseille (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 635 km

from Calais: 867 km

from Nice: 190 km

from Bordeaux: 467 km

from Strasbourg: 612 km

Getting here

Fos-sur-Mer is in the south-east of France. 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 Fos-sur-Mer from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Port-de-Bouc and Saint-Mitre-les-Remparts.

This page in French: Visiter Fos-sur-Mer

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