Gardanne tourism and travel guide

Photo of Gardanne in Bouches-du-Rhone

Photo is of Aix-en-Provence at 8 km from Gardanne

Visit Gardanne: highlights and tourist information

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Aix-en-Provence at 8 km and Marseille at 19 km.

Gardanne, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 8 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Aix-en-Provence guide


at 19 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Marseille guide


at 20 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Aubagne guide


at 27 km (direction south-south-east), in the Vaucluse department

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

See Pertuis guide


Seaside resort at 27 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Cassis guide


Seaside resort at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Carry-le-Rouet guide
Calanques at Marseille

Calanques at Marseille

Scenery at 30 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Calanques at Marseille guide
Route des Cretes

Route des Cretes

Scenery at 31 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Route des Cretes guide
Extraordinary Museum of Georges Mazoyer

Extraordinary Museum of Georges Mazoyer

Museum at 31 km (direction south-south-east), in the Vaucluse department

Museum featuring an eclectic collection of objects discovered in the ocean and various works...

See Extraordinary Museum of Georges Mazoyer guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction south-south-east), in the Vaucluse department

The quaint medieval centre, the castle and the views from Ansouis make it one...

See Ansouis guide


at 32 km (direction 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
La Ciotat

La Ciotat

at 33 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See La Ciotat guide


at 33 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vaucluse department

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

See Cadenet guide


at 35 km (direction west)

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

See Martigues guide

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Markets in and near Gardanne

Market days in Gardanne: weekly market: Wednesday & Sunday & Friday;

  • Gardanne: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (0km)
  • Bouc-Bel-Air: market Sunday (5km)
  • Fuveau: market Thursday & Monday (8km)
  • Aix-en-Provence: market every day except Sunday (9km)
  • Allauch: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Auriol: market Thursday & Saturday (16km)
  • Marseille: market every day (19km)
  • Aubagne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (20km)
  • Marignane: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (21km)
  • Carnoux-en-Provence: market Thursday & Saturday (23km)

More information about Gardanne, Provence

Tourist attractions near Gardanne, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Montagne Sainte-Victoire (17km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chateau d'If (19km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (32km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin d'Albertas (4km)
  • Jardin d'Eguilles (16km)
  • Parc du 26e Centenaire (20km)
  • Jardin de la Magalone (23km)
  • Parc Longchamp (23km)
  • Parc Borély (23km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (27km)
  • Parc municipal du Mugel (34km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (36km)
  • Jardin d’Elie Alexis (43km)
  • Jardin de la Louve (43km)
  • Jardin de l'Alchimiste (54km)
  • Domaine d'Orvès (54km)
  • Jardin de Baudouvin (54km)
  • Clos de Villeneuve (60km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Massif de la Sainte-Baume (27km)
  • Cap Canaille (27km)
  • Calanque (27km)
  • Cap Canaille (Cassis) (30km)
  • Calanque de Figuerolles (34km)
  • Parc du Mugel (34km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (37km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (37km)
  • Gorges de Régalon (40km)
  • Barrage de Gréoux (50km)
  • Lac d'Esparron (51km)
  • Mont Faron (52km)
  • Cap Sicié (54km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • OK Corral (27km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (29km)
  • Zoo du Mont Faron (51km)

Geography and distances

Gardanne is in the south-east of France at 19 kilometres from Marseille, the department capital (general information: Gardanne is 647 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gardanne

Canton: Gardanne

Arrondissement: Aix-en-Provence

Department: Bouches-du-Rhone

Region: Provence

Postcode: 13120

Distance to Gardanne

from Marseille (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 647 km

from Calais: 877 km

from Nice: 148 km

from Bordeaux: 506 km

from Strasbourg: 597 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 Gardanne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bouc-Bel-Air, Greasque, Meyreuil, Mimet, Saint-Savournin and Simiane-Collongue.

This page in French: Visiter Gardanne