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

Surrounded by the towns of Saint-Zacharie, Rousset and Peynier, Trets is located between Sainte-Victoire mountain and Aurelian, 25 minutes from Aix-en-Provence, 35 minutes from Aubagne and 40 minutes from Marseille, in full heart of Provence. River Arc is the main waterway of the town. Trets is a member of the Community of the Pays d'Aix, which includes 34 municipalities.

The market is held on Wednesdays and Sundays.

A medieval town walls surround the heart of the city that holds little streets and secret gardens.

Geographical information

Latitude43.4469090 (N 43° 26’ 49”)
Longitude5.6841549 (E 5° 41’ 3”)
AltitudeFrom 217m to 810m
Surface area70.31 km²
Population10567 inhabitants
Density150 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMarseille (46 km, 41 min)
Insee code13110
IntercommunalityCA du Pays d'Aix en Provence
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Peynier4.1 km (7 min)
Rousset7.1 km (11 min)
Pourrières8.4 km (12 min)
Puyloubier9.4 km (13 min)
Pourcieux9.4 km (11 min)
Belcodène10.7 km (16 min)
Châteauneuf-le-Rouge12.2 km (14 min)
Fuveau12.4 km (15 min)
La Bouilladisse13.2 km (20 min)
Saint-Zacharie13.9 km (25 min)
Ollières14.6 km (15 min)
Gréasque15.5 km (19 min)
Beaurecueil15.6 km (19 min)
Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume16.8 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

Many accounts of the past are to visit:

The feudal castle with ramparts, towers, square doors.

The Church of Our Lady of Nazareth, a former priory of Provencal Romanesque apse with its Romanesque nave and barrel-vaulted arch, Gothic chapels, and its bell massive unfinished, his bas-relief marble Veyrier, a student of Puget .

La Chapelle Saint-Jean du Puy, isolated on a peak at 658 m (former chapel) with a Romanesque apse, was rebuilt in classical style and decorated with two columns Gallo-Roman.

Swimming pool, BMX track, golf course (5 km), walking tours, bike hikes, two stadiums, bowling alley, skate park, tennis courts, equestrian centers, corners hunting and fishing ... everything is designed for relaxation but also for hosting companies. Two areas of growing business, a traffic plan revisited, construction of offices and homes, Trets meets all requirements.

A library, a multimedia area, several showrooms and entertainment, a cinema, Trets a wealth of cultural activities besides the activities proposed by the hundreds of organizations that energize the city!

Events and festivities

Farmer's Market on Wednesday morning.

Spring Fair on the second Sunday of March.

May 1: Pilgrimage to the Hermitage in St Jean du Puy.

July: antique fair, the feast of St Eloi (cavalcade of horses, street concerts and events 4 days).

July: Outdoor Cinema, CPA touring shows. Nocturnes Sainte Victoire.

August: Outdoor Cinema, Concert for Liberation Day.

August: Concerts, performances Various tours CPA.

September: Heritage Days.

Cultural programming (concerts, theater, exhibitions) all year.


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Trets Mayor
Trets Mayor
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Medieval Village
Medieval Village
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Mountain iris fields on the background of the Sainte-Victoire
Mountain iris fields on the background of the Sainte-Victoire
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View of the church tower from the ramparts
View of the church tower from the ramparts
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Mount Olympus View from the vineyards
Mount Olympus View from the vineyards
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Château des Remparts
Château des Remparts
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Mâchicoulis and gargoyles castle
Mâchicoulis and gargoyles castle
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gate called Front door of Saint John
gate called Front door of Saint John
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rape field against the backdrop of the medieval
rape field against the backdrop of the medieval
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Hermitage, Saint Jean du Puy
Hermitage, Saint Jean du Puy
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Multimedia Trets
Multimedia Trets
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Sunday 23 july
Min. 20°C - Max. 33°C
Monday 24 july
Min. 18°C - Max. 28°C
Tuesday 25 july
Min. 17°C - Max. 27°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Ideas weekend, holiday and output, with family or lovers:

City of Cassis and its creeks unique in the world, accessible on foot or by boat.

Visit Marseille Vieille Charité, Notre-Dame de la Garde, Chateau d'If, Isle of Friuli, the Old Port.

Visit Aix-en-Provence and its 260 fountains, the Granet Museum, bustling city, many restaurants, shopping, regional festivals.

Gorges du Verdon.

Thoronet Abbey - Abbey Senanque.

Les Baux de Provence.

Avignon Festival.

The Camargue - Arles - Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided Tour of the Medieval Village of Puyloubier
Culture and education32 € Puyloubier (8.8 km)
Garden of the 5 senses and primary shapes
Nature and the great outdoors6 € Saint-Marc-Jaumegarde (17.1 km)
Day Trip to the Occitane Factory, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie and the Verdon Gorges
Entertainment110 € Aix-en-Provence (21 km)
Explore the Hilltop Villages of Luberon
Entertainment70 € Aix-en-Provence (21 km)
Tour Provence: Discover Avignon and the Villages of Luberon
Entertainment110 € Aix-en-Provence (21 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Sainte-Victoire Mountain - Saint-Ser Chapel
HikeEasy1h30Puyloubier (8.8 km)
tour of the historic mining center
HikeEasy4h20Gréasque (12.2 km)
Caramy Gorges
HikeEasy4h00Tourves (19.8 km)
Saint-Probace Chapel
HikeEasy2h00Tourves (19.8 km)
the scents of Provence
HikeEasy3h15Jouques (21 km)


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