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

At the heart of Provence, 30 km from Marseille and 15 km from Aix-en-Provence, Ventabren is mainly known for its picturesque streets dominated by the ruins of the castle called "Queen Joanna". From this perch, visitors can enjoy a splendid view of the short-Sainte-Victoire in the Etang de Berre. Ventabren The village has its roots in the distant past, the discovery of remains and many objects bear witness to a human from 8000 years before Christ. But it's 920 to 940 after the invasion of the Saracens as the survivors built the first houses Ventabren. The town will then develop over the centuries with a strong agricultural tradition, today it is highly sought because of his surroundings and his environment.

Geographical information

Latitude43.5386850 (N 43° 32’ 19”)
Longitude5.2929620 (E 5° 17’ 35”)
AltitudeFrom 59m to 286m
Surface area28.50 km²
Population4823 inhabitants
Density169 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMarseille (40 km, 32 min)
Insee code13114
IntercommunalityCA du Pays d'Aix en Provence
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Nearest cities & towns

Coudoux6.2 km (12 min)
Velaux7.8 km (14 min)
Éguilles9.4 km (14 min)
La Fare-les-Oliviers9.6 km (15 min)
Rognac11.2 km (17 min)
Les Milles11.8 km (18 min)
Calas12.7 km (18 min)
Aix-en-Provence14.9 km (22 min)
Saint-Cannat15.7 km (22 min)
Cabriès15.9 km (23 min)
Berre-l'Étang16.5 km (24 min)
Bouc-Bel-Air16.8 km (24 min)
Lançon-Provence18.2 km (22 min)

Things to see and do

Events and festivities


Castle told of Queen Jeanne
Castle told of Queen Jeanne
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Overview Ventabren Village
Overview Ventabren Village
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Mainstreet Village
Mainstreet Village
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The aqueduct Roquefavour overlooking the Arc
The aqueduct Roquefavour overlooking the Arc
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Stained glass lessons with a craftsman
Arts and Crafts13 € Aix-en-Provence (11.7 km)
Cruise training or certification on sailboat First 375
Nature and the great outdoors600 € to 1800 € Aix-en-Provence (12.1 km)
Guided Private Tour of Aix en Provence- 3 hour
Culture and education51 € Aix-en-Provence (12.2 km)
Themed Tour: Aix-en-Provence during the French Resistance
Culture and education9 € Aix-en-Provence (12.2 km)
Discover the Unusual Heritage of Aix-en-Provence
Culture and education27 € Aix-en-Provence (12.2 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
tour of the historic mining center
HikeEasy4h10Gréasque (23 km)
the scents of Provence
HikeEasy3h05Jouques (30 km)
Sainte-Victoire Mountain - Saint-Ser Chapel
HikeEasy1h30Puyloubier (31 km)
Tour of Saint-Pons
HikeEasy4h00Bonnieux (32 km)
Courrejho (the courrée)
HikeEasy1h00Ménerbes (33 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals