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

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

Located some thirty kilometers from Marseille, Sausset-les-Pins takes place in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône. The town is surrounded by Martigues, as well as by the pond of Berre, offering a facade on the Mediterranean Sea. Along the Blue Coast, it reveals its charms to tourists from all over the world.

Become independent in 1924, the village of Sausset-les-Pins is a marvelous mix between pinewood and sea, offering a beautiful diversity of landscapes. Former fishing hamlet, it has been classified as a seaside resort over the years, enjoying a family atmosphere and warm. Of modest size, it seduces by its architectural heritage, but especially by its long sunny beaches.

Full of life, the commune of Sausset-les-Pins is also the theater of many cultural festivities or sports organized throughout the year. Specializing in fishing, it regularly attracts fans of fish and other seafood of all kinds.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude43.3324120 (N 43° 19’ 57”)
Longitude5.1105700 (E 5° 6’ 38”)
Surface area12.10 km²
Population7840 inhabitants
Density647 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMarseille (38 km, 29 min)
Insee code13104
IntercommunalityCU de Marseille Provence Métropole
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Carry-le-Rouet4 km (7 min)
La Couronne7.5 km (11 min)
Ensuès-la-Redonne11.7 km (13 min)
Martigues13.9 km (20 min)
Châteauneuf-les-Martigues14.2 km (18 min)
Gignac-la-Nerthe16.5 km (17 min)
Le Rove17.1 km (19 min)
Marignane18.6 km (21 min)
Saint-Victoret19.4 km (22 min)
Port-de-Bouc19.6 km (24 min)
Saint-Mitre-les-Remparts23 km (28 min)
Fos-sur-Mer25 km (29 min)
Les Pennes-Mirabeau26 km (21 min)
Vitrolles30 km (24 min)

Things to see and do

Surrounded by the garrigue, the port of Sausset-les-Pins does not lack charm. Coffee terraces, you can admire the many boats moored on the spot. The latter is overlooked by the castle Charles Roux, a building of the XIXth century. Around, the pedestrian streets do not lack, allowing to appreciate original and unique shops.

High fishing place, Sausset-les-Pins allows the practice, depending on the season, from sport fishing to large, or inshore fishing for rockfish. These are then to be tasted at home or in the various restaurants of the village.

The beaches and other coves are not lacking around the calanques of Sausset-les-Pins. You will find them by pacing the old customs path that stretches from Marseille to Martigues. The beaches of Anse du Rouveau, Anse du Petit Nid, Anse du Grand Nid, and the Rives d'Or are not without interest for lazing around, swimming or various different water activities Especially during the summer. Scuba diving in the Blue Coast marine park is also popular for admiring the local flora and fauna.

Various marked trails for mountain bike or walkers allow to discover the surroundings.

A casino allows you to learn slot machines or roulette.

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities

The market is held every Thursday and Sunday morning, on the Place de la Mairie in winter, and on the port in summer.

The first three Sundays in January, the village welcomes its sea feast with a craft fair or a sea urchin.

In March, you can discover the days of the plants of the Blue Coast with flower markets in particular.

July is the scene of many festivities like the sardinade and the tunaade, the festival of the fishermen, or even the craft fair.

On the 14th of August, the nautical fairy is a spectacle of beauty, while the fishing contest of the same month sees the biggest fishermen of the region confront.

On the weekend just before Christmas, the Christmas fair highlights animations and a craft fair.


Golden Rives
Golden Rives
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The Golden Rives
The Golden Rives
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Friday 28 april
Min. 7°C - Max. 16°C
Saturday 29 april
Min. 7°C - Max. 18°C
Sunday 30 april
Min. 11°C - Max. 19°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

A 54 km from Sausset-les-Pins, Argilla Aubagne, the unmissable event for lovers of ceramic biennially beginning of August (odd years).

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Segway Tour: The Old Neighbourhoods of Marseilles
Entertainment15 € Marseille (21 km)
Grand Tour of Marseilles by Segway – 2-hours
Culture and education30 € Marseille (21 km)
Discover Marseilles by Segway – 90-minute tour
Entertainment25 € Marseille (21 km)
Mucem: Skip-the-Line Ticket
Culture and education13 € Marseille (21 km)
Audio Guided Tour of Marseilles in a Convertible Mini – 2 hours
Culture and education55 € Marseille (21 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
tour of the historic mining center
HikeEasy4h20Gréasque (36 km)
Route des Crêtes clifftop road and Cap Canaille
Car itineraryEasy1h30Cassis (37 km)
Soft path
Village visitEasy1h00La Ciotat (44 km)
Sainte-Victoire Mountain - Saint-Ser Chapel
HikeEasy1h30Puyloubier (50 km)
the scents of Provence
HikeEasy3h15Jouques (54 km)


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