Grans tourism and travel guide

Photo of Grans in Bouches-du-Rhone

Photo is of Salon-de-Provence at 4 km from Grans

Visit Grans: highlights and tourist information

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Grans 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 Grans in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Salon-de-Provence at 4 km and Martigues at 23 km.

Grans, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 4 km (direction north-east)

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

See Salon-de-Provence guide


at 23 km (direction south)

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

See Martigues guide
Luberon Natural Park

Luberon Natural Park

Natural Parc at 25 km (direction south), in the Vaucluse department

The Luberon Regional Natural Parc includes several of the most beautiful villages in France...

See Luberon Natural Park guide
Château des Baux-de-Provence

Château des Baux-de-Provence

Castle at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

The Château des Baux-de-Provence is a remarkable ruined castle above the village of Les...

See Château des Baux-de-Provence guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

The village of Baux-de-Provence is small but exceptionally picturesque, and has beautiful views across...

See Baux-de-Provence guide
Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence

Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence

at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

The Carrieres de Lumieres is a sound and light spectacle based around famous artists...

See Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

One of our favourite Luberon villages, the streets of old Menerbes are overflowing with...

See Menerbes guide


at 27 km (direction north-west)

The historic monuments here are a testament to St-Remy-de-Provence's claim to be one of...

See Saint-Remy-de-Provence guide


at 28 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

Oppede might be less visited than the more famous of the Luberon villages, but...

See Oppede-le-Vieux guide


at 29 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

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

See Cadenet guide
Chateau de Lourmarin

Chateau de Lourmarin

Castle at 29 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

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

See Lourmarin guide
Chateau de Lacoste

Chateau de Lacoste

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

The chateau de Lacoste is an 11th century castle in Provence, known for its...

See Chateau de Lacoste guide


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

The small village of Lacoste, one of the most beautiful in the Luberon, stands...

See Lacoste guide

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Markets in and near Grans

  • Eyguieres: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Istres: market Tuesday & Friday (12km)
  • Mallemort: market Friday (16km)
  • Berre-l'Etang: market Thursday & Sunday (17km)
  • Lambesc: market Friday (17km)
  • Eygalieres: market Friday (19km)
  • Fos-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Martigues: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (23km)
  • Marignane: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (25km)
  • Cavaillon: market Monday (25km)

More information about Grans, Provence

Tourist attractions near Grans, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Glanum (27km)
  • Montmajour Abbey (34km)
  • Chateau d'If (43km)
  • Fort Saint-Andre (45km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (23km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Montmajour (Arles) (34km)
  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (34km)
  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (35km)
  • Eglise et cloitres de Saint Trophime, Eglise de Saint-Honorat des Alycamps (Arles) (36km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Repos de Montfavet (Avignon) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l'Alchimiste (19km)
  • Jardin d'Eguilles (24km)
  • Jardin de la Louve (31km)
  • Jardin d'Albertas (33km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (35km)
  • Jardin aquatique « Aux fleurs de l'eau (36km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (37km)
  • Jarditrain (44km)
  • Parc du 26e Centenaire (45km)
  • Parc Borély (47km)
  • Jardin de la Magalone (47km)
  • Parc Longchamp (47km)
  • Jardin du château de Brantes (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de Régalon (20km)
  • Colorado Provencal (49km)
  • Calanque (53km)
  • Cap Canaille (58km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (11km)

Geography and distances

Grans is in the south-east of France at 43 kilometres from Marseille, the department capital (general information: Grans is 620 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Grans

Canton: Salon-de-Provence

Arrondissement: Aix-en-Provence

Department: Bouches-du-Rhone

Region: Provence

Postcode: 13450

Distance to Grans

from Marseille (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 620 km

from Calais: 851 km

from Nice: 178 km

from Bordeaux: 470 km

from Strasbourg: 591 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 Grans from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cornillon-Confoux, Lancon-Provence, Miramas, Pelissanne and Salon-de-Provence.

This page in French: Visiter Grans