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

The city of Aurons is one of 5 towns forming the massif des Costes. It is also composed of Alleins, La Barben and Pélissanne Vernègues. Aurons is located about 8.5 km from Salon-de-Provence and less than 45 kilometers from Aix-en-Provence.

The site Aurons is occupied since prehistoric times. Celts, Visigoths and Ostrogoths have succeeded on his land.

The castle Castelas from the tenth century, is built on Roman foundations. Passed into the hands of the counts of Provence, the Archbishop of Arles, and Antoine de Cordoba, Louise are the Sisters of St. Vincent de Paul who redeem it in the 1930s the Germans Unfortunately the completely destroyed at the end of World War II.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude43.6648170 (N 43° 39’ 53”)
Longitude5.1555419 (E 5° 9’ 20”)
AltitudeFrom 140m to 330m
Surface area12.82 km²
Population549 inhabitants
Density42 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMarseille (60 km, 45 min)
Insee code13008
IntercommunalityCA Salon Etang de Berre Durance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Nearest cities & towns

Pélissanne4.1 km (8 min)
Vernègues4.2 km (7 min)
Alleins6.2 km (10 min)
La Barben7.1 km (13 min)
Salon-de-Provence8.6 km (15 min)
Lançon-Provence9.6 km (16 min)
Mallemort10 km (18 min)
Charleval10.8 km (18 min)
Lambesc13 km (17 min)
Lamanon13.2 km (19 min)
Grans13.5 km (22 min)
Mérindol15 km (22 min)
Saint-Cannat16.6 km (20 min)
Cornillon-Confoux16.7 km (23 min)

Things to see and do

Besides the rock of the Virgin of Castelas and Aurons who watches over the people, discover a typical Provençal village, worthy of Pagnol: its church, laundry, its bicentenary plane tree which stands in the heart of the village. Not to mention the Sonnailler plateau, with its castle and St. Martin chapel. There are also many walks.

Events and festivities

Aurons is a festive city that lives to the rhythm of the seasons and events:


The laundry
The laundry
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The Virgin of Aurons
The Virgin of Aurons
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The streets of Aurons
The streets of Aurons
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The Aurons church
The Aurons church
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The laundry
The laundry
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tour and tasting at the Calavon Castle
Local flavoursFreeLambesc (8.4 km)
Paintball by the Lubéron
Entertainment20 € to 35 € La Roque-d'Anthéron (12.3 km)
Guided Private Tour of Aix en Provence- 3 hour
Culture and education51 € Aix-en-Provence (28 km)
Stained glass lessons with a craftsman
Arts and Crafts13 € Aix-en-Provence (28 km)
Themed tour: Aix-en-Provence during the French Resistance
Culture and education9 € Aix-en-Provence (28 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Courrejho (the courrée)
HikeEasy1h00Ménerbes (19.1 km)
Source of the Boulon, Baude Rocks
HikeIntermediate3h00Robion (20 km)
Robion - Maubec
HikeIntermediate3h00Robion (20 km)
Tour of Saint-Pons
HikeEasy4h00Bonnieux (22 km)
Beaumes Rouges Path
HikeEasy2h30Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (29 km)


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