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

Located in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône, about ten kilometers from Aix-en-Provence, Provence Cabriès is an important city. This town in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur takes place on a rocky outcrop between the plateau of Arbois and the chain of the Star, near Vitrolles.

Medieval village, Cabriès seduces visitors with its authentic side and preserved. In the narrow cobbled streets, old houses and other historic buildings bring a lot of character to the architectural ensemble.

Cabriès, in addition to its rich heritage interest, benefits from the cultural and tourist image of the city of Aix-en-Provence, located nearby, and the warm and pleasant atmosphere of the Bouches-du-Rhône. Gastronomy, rich and tasty, also helps the town to become a great cultural center of the region, thanks to wines produced in the area.

Geographical information

Latitude43.4411950 (N 43° 26’ 28”)
Longitude5.3799900 (E 5° 22’ 48”)
AltitudeFrom 124m to 261m
Surface area36.55 km²
Population9312 inhabitants
Density254 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMarseille (19.4 km, 17 min)
Insee code13019
IntercommunalityCA du Pays d'Aix en Provence
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Calas3.4 km (8 min)
Bouc-Bel-Air4.8 km (11 min)
Simiane-Collongue5.5 km (9 min)
Septèmes-les-Vallons6.1 km (12 min)
Les Pennes-Mirabeau8.4 km (13 min)
Gardanne10.8 km (14 min)
Les Milles11.5 km (14 min)
Mimet13.3 km (20 min)
Aix-en-Provence14.5 km (19 min)
Saint-Savournin14.7 km (21 min)
Meyreuil15.1 km (18 min)
Ventabren15.9 km (23 min)
Marignane16.7 km (19 min)
Cadolive16.7 km (23 min)

Things to see and do

Site medieval, Cabriès has preserved this time many relics which each year attract still more visitors.

Located on a rocky outcrop, the old village of Cabriès present remains of medieval times, as these charming cobbled streets, ancient or old stone houses. The nearby Castle Cabriès was built in the ninth century before being restored and heavily modified in the course of the eighteenth century. In the 1930s, he served as refuge to the painter Edgar Melik. We can also admire today a museum dedicated to the artist who presents numerous exhibitions of Picasso or Dali. One can also discover the Gallo-Roman remains found in the town.

In the hamlet Calas, beautiful monuments abound, starting with the Chapel of Our Lady of La Salette. Romanesque style, it was built in the fifth century, so it is the oldest monument in the city. Parish until the late nineteenth century, it has elements of several eras and a cemetery with a very old baptismal font.

Also Romanesque church of Saint Mary of the Nativity is listed historical monument. The original building dates from the twelfth century, but has been regularly amended. Inside, one can see the jewel of the building, a sixteenth-century triptych in the middle of the nave. We admire them including Virgin holding the body of Jesus down from the cross or St. Catherine and St. Anthony. Its architecture, with vaulted cul-de-four, said the most important Romanesque churches of Provence, like that of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.

Straddling Cabriès and Les Pennes-Mirabeau, the commercial area of ​​Plan de Campagne is the largest in France.

Do not miss also, Trebillanne Castle, dating from the twelfth century, and became the home associations.

Hiking traverse the town, and one can also find a bowling green.

Places of interest

Performance halls

Events and festivities

Full of life, the city of Cabriès highlights its history and traditions every year to offer quality events.

On Saturday morning, Cabriès hosts its farmer's market.

A market potters with antique fair is also organized in May.

In mid-July Cabriès offers its traditional fair with garlic.

The votive festival Cabriès takes place at the end of July, including packet-foot tasting, specialties of the region.

A giant aioli is offered each end of August, for a convivial meal and hosted various events of all kinds.


Friday 20 october
Min. 14°C - Max. 23°C
Saturday 21 october
Min. 12°C - Max. 21°C
Sunday 22 october
Min. 12°C - Max. 18°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Explore Aix by Segway
Entertainment50 € Aix-en-Provence (10.7 km)
Aix-en-Provence & Pays d'Aix City Pass: Tours, Activities, Museums & Transportation
Entertainment25 € Aix-en-Provence (10.8 km)
Private Guided Tour of Aix en Provence – 3 hours
Culture and education52 € Aix-en-Provence (10.8 km)
Themed Tour: Aix-en-Provence during the French Resistance
Culture and education32 € Aix-en-Provence (10.8 km)
Discover the Unusual Heritage of Aix-en-Provence
Culture and education32 € Aix-en-Provence (10.8 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
tour of the historic mining center
HikeEasy4h20Gréasque (12.5 km)
Hiking and biking trails in Gréasque
Mountain bike itineraryEasy1h00Gréasque (13.7 km)
Sainte-Victoire Mountain - Saint-Ser Chapel
HikeEasy1h30Puyloubier (25 km)
Route des Crêtes clifftop road and Cap Canaille
Car itineraryEasy1h30Cassis (28 km)
the scents of Provence
HikeEasy3h15Jouques (30 km)


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