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Guided tours and Hikes

With about 70% being natural areas, our region is strongly oriented towards the 5 large mountain ranges that line it and characterize it. To the West, the famous Garlaban and the Etoile Mountain range, to the East, the Regagnas and the mystical Sainte-Baume, and to the South the Saint-Cyr Mountain range.

There are many hiking opportunities starting from all the towns in the Pays d’Aubagne et de l’Étoile: the mining country, the banks of the Huveaune, the Languillard plateau, the Celto-Ligurian oppida…

The network of tourist hiking trails is made of public roads.

At crossroads, directional signposts tell the names of nearby places as well as the duration and distance to get there.

The Intercommunal Tourist Office provides guided and commented walks and hikes.

Hike in the Pagnol hills.

Hiking ” Childhood Memories”

9 kilometers walking guided tour, with commentaries, in the Garlaban mountain range, to explore the sites mentioned by Marcel Pagnol.

Dates to be determined

Schedule: 10am-5pm
Place: Aubagne
Price: 20€ per person and 13€ for children from 6 to 14 years old

” Filmmaker of the Hills” Hike

7 km walking tour to the places chosen by Marcel Pagnol for the shooting of his films Angèle, Regain, Manon des Sources respectively released in 1934, 1937 and 1952.

Dates to be determined

Schedule: 9am-1pm
Place: Aubagne
Price: 12€ per person / 9€ for children from 6 to 14 years old

Hike “Adesias Marcel”

The Intercommunal Tourist Office pays tribute to our local child who died on April 18, 1974, by suggesting two hikes in the Garlaban Mountain range, to explore the main sites mentioned by the novelist in his writings.

Coffee offered at the gates of the hills.
Mid-April/ Date to be determined.
Place: Aubagne

Hike of 9 km
Schedule: 9:30 am – 5 pm
Price: 15€ per person and 10€ for children from 6 to 14 years old
Public: adults and children from 6 years old

Hike of 20 km
Schedule: 8h-18h
Price: 15€ per person
Public : adults and adolescents

SPECIAL SUMMER
WALKING TOUR

7 km guided and commented tour through the hills of the ” long vacations ” of Little Marcel.

From July to September/ Dates to be determined.
Schedules: 8am-1pm
Place: Aubagne

Price: 12€ per person / 9€ for children from 6 to 14 years old

Walk on the paths

of the Pays d'Aubagne and the Etoile

HIKE “LA CROIX DE GARLABAN”

A 14-kilometer guided and commented tour, which will lead you to the top of Garlaban, from where you will enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the whole Pays d’Aubagne et de l’Etoile.

Dates to be determined soon

Schedule: 9am-4:30pm
Place: Aubagne
Price: 20€ per person / 13€ for children from 12 to 14 years old
Public: adults / children from 12 years old | Level: experienced hikers.

HIKE “PARTRIDGES AND COMPANY”.

A 6-kilometer guided and commented walking tour, along which you can have a glance at the Provençal hills culture.

Dates to be determined.

Schedules: 10h-16h
Place: Auriol
Price: 17€ per person / 12€ for children from 8 to 14 years old
Public: adults / children from 8 years old

A VILLAGE, A HIKE

Guided and commented walking tours to explore the hills starting from the villages of the Pays d’Aubagne et de l’Étoile. Distance of the suggested hikes between 12 and 14 km, according to destination.

Dates and places to be determined.

Duration: full day
Price: 20€ per person / 13€ for children from 12 to 14 years old
Public: adults / children from 12 years old | Level: experienced

THE HIKING FESTIVAL IN THE COUNTRY OF AUBAGNE ET DE L’ETOILE

returns on May 8th weekend!

Go for a walk

in the Pays d'Aubagne et de l'Etoile

STROLL: MARIE, THE HUVEAUNE FAIRY

A fairy, a river, a nice theme for a stroll! According to the legend, Mary Magdalene was given shelter in the Sainte-Baume Mountain range to lead a hermit’s life and do her penance. Her unstoppable tears resulted in the creation of the Huveaune river. Lucy and Jorge Orta, inspired by this legend, have created “Marie, the Fairy of the Spring”.

Dates to be determined soon

Schedule: 10am-12pm
Place: Saint-Zacharie
Price: 3€ per person. Free for children under 6 years old.

STROLL TO THE SAINT-CLAIR CHAPEL

During the tour, follow the Way of the Cross on the hillside to the Saint-Clair Chapel. Enjoy the panoramic view of the village of Saint-Zacharie and its surrounding mountains.

Dates to be determined soon

Schedule: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Place: Saint-Zacharie
Price: 3€ per person. Free for children under 6 years old.

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