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

The town of Auriol takes place in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône, in the Provence-Alpes -Côte d'Azur. That called Provençal Auruou is between the mountains of Garlaban, the Sainte -Baume and Regagnas, in the city of Aix- Marseille- Provence, country of Aubagne and Etoile.

Inhabited since Neolithic times, the city of Auriol saw the installation of the Phoenicians and Romans in ancient times. Crossed by the Huveaune valley, the town has exceptional landscapes and varied. Labeled in the competition of cities and villages flowered, Auriol charm by its setting and by the sweetness of life that prevails. One can also admire a very interesting architectural heritage that reflects the seniority of the city and its rich history.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude43.3691740 (N 43° 22’ 9”)
Longitude5.6313630 (E 5° 37’ 53”)
AltitudeFrom 171m to 937m
Surface area44.64 km²
Population11756 inhabitants
Density263 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMarseille (29 km, 23 min)
Insee code13007
IntercommunalityCA du Pays d'Aubagne et de l'Etoile
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Roquevaire4 km (5 min)
La Destrousse4.8 km (8 min)
La Bouilladisse5.7 km (9 min)
Peypin6.4 km (9 min)
Saint-Zacharie6.9 km (9 min)
Cadolive10 km (14 min)
Belcodène10.4 km (16 min)
Saint-Savournin11.9 km (17 min)
Gémenos12.5 km (14 min)
Aubagne12.6 km (13 min)
Fuveau14.5 km (18 min)
Gréasque14.9 km (19 min)
Peynier14.9 km (22 min)
Plan-d'Aups-Sainte-Baume15.9 km (24 min)
Mimet16.1 km (22 min)

Things to see and do

Located in the heart of Marcel Pagnol, in the heart of Provence, the city of Auriol has some beautiful historic monuments.

The city museum offers conferences and exhibitions on the history of the area, including archaeological discoveries found in the territory.

Walking through the streets, visitors enjoy the ruins of the medieval castle, the medieval ancient ovens, or the church and its beautiful facade Republican, listed building to his pulpit and altar.

Holy Cross Chapel, you can enjoy an incredible view of the village and its surroundings.

On the square of St. Barbara, an eighteenth century bell tower and fountain are the charm of the place.

The city also houses three Neolithic caves, shrines, and the clock tower, medieval relic with two dials. The Saint-Eloi and the ancient gates of Upstream and St Barbara are also medieval remains visible.

The course of 4 September with plane trees is ideal for strolling.

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities

The Auriol market is held on Thursday and Saturday morning on the course of 4 September.

A Christmas fair is held every year in December.

Every year in April, the city hosts its Horse Fair and cattle with a craft market and food tasting.

In early June, Festi'Pause is a hip-hop festival that invades the center with arts performances of the street.

Place the feast of Saint-Eloi in July. On this occasion, the city offers dances, an aioli or a Provencal cavalcade. At the same time also held the feast of St. Peter with a funfair.

In July, the city offers its children's festival with entertainment and shows.

September sees the arrival of the feast of sausage and pudding.


Tuesday 26 september
Min. 13°C - Max. 21°C
Wednesday 27 september
Min. 12°C - Max. 24°C
Thursday 28 september
Min. 11°C - Max. 24°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided Tour of the Medieval Village of Puyloubier
Culture and education32 € Puyloubier (17.7 km)
Garden of the 5 senses and primary shapes
Nature and the great outdoors6 € Saint-Marc-Jaumegarde (22 km)
Marseilles Pass: Museums, Activities, Transport All Inclusive
Culture and education26 € Marseille (22 km)
Skip-the-Line E-Ticket – Château d'If
Culture and education6 € Marseille (22 km)
Audio Guided Tour of Marseilles in a Convertible Mini – 2 hours
Culture and education55 € Marseille (23 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Hiking and biking trails in Gréasque
Mountain bike itineraryEasy1h00Gréasque (9.6 km)
tour of the historic mining center
HikeEasy4h20Gréasque (10.6 km)
HikeEasy1h00Ceyreste (17.4 km)
Sainte-Victoire Mountain - Saint-Ser Chapel
HikeEasy1h30Puyloubier (17.7 km)
Route des Crêtes clifftop road and Cap Canaille
Car itineraryEasy1h30Cassis (18.6 km)


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