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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
Population5418 inhabitants
Density190 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMarseille (25 mi, 32 min)
Insee code13114
IntercommunalityMét d'Aix-Marseille-Provence
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Coudoux3.9 mi (12 min)
Velaux4.8 mi (14 min)
Éguilles5.8 mi (14 min)
La Fare-les-Oliviers6 mi (15 min)
Rognac7 mi (17 min)
Les Milles7.3 mi (18 min)
Calas7.9 mi (18 min)
Aix-en-Provence9.3 mi (22 min)
Saint-Cannat9.8 mi (22 min)
Cabriès9.9 mi (23 min)
Berre-l'Étang10.3 mi (24 min)
Bouc-Bel-Air10.4 mi (24 min)
Lançon-Provence11.3 mi (22 min)
Vitrolles11.5 mi (26 min)

Things to see and do

Events and festivities


General view of the village of Ventabren
General view of the village of Ventabren
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Castle told of Queen Jeanne
Castle told of Queen Jeanne
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Street of the village
Street of the village
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The aqueduct Roquefavour overlooking the Arc
The aqueduct Roquefavour overlooking the Arc
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Wednesday 19 april
Min. 16°C - Max. 24°C
Thursday 20 april
Min. 11°C - Max. 25°C
Friday 21 april
Min. 12°C - Max. 20°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Private Guided Tour of Aix en Provence – 3 hours
Culture and education57 € Aix-en-Provence (7.6 mi)
Themed Tour: Aix-en-Provence during the French Resistance
Culture and education32 € Aix-en-Provence (7.6 mi)
Discover the Unusual Heritage of Aix-en-Provence
Culture and education32 € Aix-en-Provence (7.6 mi)
Explore Aix by Segway
Entertainment50 € Aix-en-Provence (7.6 mi)
Aix-en-Provence & Pays d'Aix City Pass: Tours, Activities, Museums & Transportation
Entertainment25 € Aix-en-Provence (7.6 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Hiking and biking trails in Gréasque
Mountain bike itineraryEasy1h00Gréasque (14.8 mi)
Sainte-Victoire Mountain - Saint-Ser Chapel
HikeEasy1h30Puyloubier (19.1 mi)
Tour of Saint-Pons
HikeEasy4h00Bonnieux (20 mi)
Courrejho (the courrée)
HikeEasy1h00Ménerbes (21 mi)
Source of the Boulon, Baude Rocks
HikeIntermediate3h00Robion (23 mi)


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