Grans tourism and travel guide

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Visit Grans: highlights and tourist information

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Grans is situated in the Bouches-du-Rhone department and Provence region, in the south-east of France at 43 kilometres from Marseille, the department capital (general information: Grans is 620 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Salon-de-Provence at 4 km and Martigues at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Grans, 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 Grans 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 Grans

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

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)
  • 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

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

Grans 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 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