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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Bouches-du-Rhône

Allauch is a chief town of the district of Bouches-du-Rhône region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, located less than 20 km from Marseille.

Nestled in the center of a huge circus composed of the chain of the North Star, the Gabarlan in the East and the chain of Saint-Cyr in the South, the city enjoys a protected part of the many wooded areas.

If Allauch invited to admire the scenery, entertainment and festivals that take place throughout the year to register a major destination in the region.

The specialties of Allauch as nougat, honey suck, chiggers, snack teeth or goat cheese delight gourmets of all ages.

The natural and cultural heritage of the city is also exceptional, with renowned monuments such as the walled town of Fontvieille, the Esplanade des Moulins, the famous hills of Marcel Pagnol or the old village, home to fairs and craft demonstrations.

Allauch has kept its traditional values, identity and a typical Provencal character.

Geographical information

Latitude43.3361480 (N 43° 20’ 10”)
Longitude5.4825739 (E 5° 28’ 57”)
AltitudeFrom 116m to 721m
Surface area50.30 km²
Population20960 inhabitants
Density416 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMarseille (11.7 km, 23 min)
Insee code13002
IntercommunalityCU de Marseille Provence Métropole

Nearest cities & towns

Plan-de-Cuques3.2 km (7 min)
Les Olives4 km (9 min)
Château-Gombert4.8 km (10 min)
La Penne-sur-Huveaune9.4 km (16 min)
Peypin13.7 km (22 min)
Cadolive14.1 km (23 min)
Aubagne14.3 km (21 min)
Saint-Savournin16.2 km (24 min)
Marseille18.3 km (26 min)
Carnoux-en-Provence18.8 km (23 min)
Gréasque19.2 km (30 min)
Belcodène19.3 km (29 min)
Mimet19.4 km (29 min)

Things to see and do

Allauch full of sports and leisure activities, as well as essential places to visit. The city attracts each year including many visitors taste the sweetness of life in Provence.

Among the sites to visit include the Church of St. Sebastian dating from the seventeenth century, the Museum of Sacred Arts Allauch located in the heart of the old village and unique in the region, or the Notre-Dame chapel du-Château and its magnificent view of the city.

For lovers of beautiful scenery and sports, a hike to the heart of the hills of Marcel Pagnol enchant the traveler. This massive 8,000 hectares is spread over four towns: Marseille, Roquevaire, Aubagne and Allauch. From the village to Taoumé, a hike of 13 km Recommended confirmed walkers to discover the landscapes of the films of Marcel Pagnol.

Tennis fans will also be delighted by the many infrastructure dedicated to the sport, with the allaudien tennis club and its 6 courts in the heart of a sports complex, tennis club beamshelf and lighted courts, mini-tennis and relaxation areas or the Tennispart, close to Allauch golf.

His equestrian centers will appeal especially children, with pony rides and horse riding.

The city also has about twenty artisans, happy to show their expertise and specialties. It is also an opportunity to take home a souvenir of the region.

Places of interest

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Leisure centres

Events and festivities

As the saying goes, "there is always something to Allauch". The city is lively effect throughout the year with numerous events, fairs, exhibitions and festivals.

In January, the Fair of Gastronomy of Allauch, honors typically Provencal dishes such as honey, olive oil, shuttles, wine, tapenade, eggplant caviar yet calissons. This event brings together more than 50 craftsmen and producers.

Throughout the month of January, the theater of the Earth gives performances of Maurel Pastorale. This play in 4 acts is a live version of the crib. This traditional performance featuring songs and choirs, plays since 1844 in the Provencal language in many villages of the region.

The Phocal room in April-May is dedicated to photography enthusiasts. The large living room is among the largest in the region.

In June, the city hosts the music festival with musicians of all kinds in the streets.

St. John around June 24 is a key event in Allauch. The city comes alive for a week of festivities, including the traditional fire of Saint John.

In July-August, the summer exhibition is organized in the Vieux Bassin gallery, with a different theme each year, typically Provencal.

During the month of August, there is the St. Lawrence River and its many festivities or the Hop Festival.

Other highlights, the wine fair and St. Clair in November.

In December, the Provençal Nativity and the Descent of the shepherds, plunge the children and adults at the heart of Christmas traditions.

Another event in December, the Day of the donkey. Visitors come to meet over 150 donkeys in a completely dedicated to this animal day.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Segway Hoverboard excursion
Sports sensations35 € to 350 € Marseille (9.5 km)
Marseilles Pass: Museums, Activities, Transport All Inclusive
Culture and education24 € Marseille (9.7 km)
Electric bike tour of Marseille
Entertainment42 € to 85 € Marseille (10.3 km)
Mucem: Skip-the-Line Ticket
Culture and education13 € Marseille (10.7 km)
Discover Marseilles by Segway – 90-minute tour
Entertainment25 € Marseille (10.8 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
tour of the historic mining center
HikeEasy4h20Gréasque (11.5 km)
Route des Crêtes clifftop road and Cap Canaille
Car itineraryEasy1h30Cassis (14.1 km)
Soft path
Village visitEasy1h00La Ciotat (21 km)
Sainte-Victoire Mountain - Saint-Ser Chapel
HikeEasy1h30Puyloubier (26 km)
the scents of Provence
HikeEasy3h15Jouques (36 km)


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