What to do and see in Aubagne, France: The Best Places and Tips

October 8, 2017 Sheron Bogner

Aubagne in France, from Europe region, is best know for Specialty Museums. Discover best things to do in Aubagne with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Aubagne

1. French Foreign Legion Museum

Chemin de la Thuilliere, Jundtion After Chemin de la Royante, 13400 Aubagne, France +33 4 42 18 12 41
Excellent
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4.5 based on 46 reviews

French Foreign Legion Museum

Reviewed By Kuno1967 - Tonbridge, United Kingdom

Small museum with interesting exhibits. Aubagne it turns out is the home town of this famous military unit. All the info is in French and I don't speak a word (unfortunately). Nevertheless many of the exhibits are self-explanatory - I particularly liked the one detailing how their famous hat evolved.
Not for small children but interested teenagers might be persuaded to come.
Technical things:
It is closed on Monday and Thursday but open the other days from 10:00 - 12:00 and from 14:00 - 18:00.
The entrance is free and there are a few parking spaces (I guess 10 or so).
You can buy small souvenirs

2. Parc de Saint-Pons

13420 Gemenos, France +33 4 42 32 18 44
Excellent
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4.5 based on 102 reviews

Parc de Saint-Pons

Reviewed By icbernard - Marseille, France

If you are staying in Gemenos (e.g. Magedeine) this is a nice play to go to/run especially during summer. If you exit the village center toward Ste Baume, you'll pass the moulin and theatre de verdure. Then starts the park. There is a boring part with the parking, then the trail start until you reach the place where you have to cross the road. Then if becomes nice. In the shadow along a stream. To a mill and then a nice and old monastery. Very peaceful and plenty places for picnic.
Jogging is takes 50 min to go there and back.
You can go with a push cart.
In the summer, the nice trail may be closed ... but the fence is 40 cm high ...

3. Cinescape Escape Game

20 Chemin Noel Robion, 13821 La Penne-sur-Huveaune, France +33 6 51 54 51 30
Excellent
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Cinescape Escape Game

Reviewed By reiki2809 - Aix-en-Provence, France

Un accueil très sympathique, des explications au départ très claires et une aide précieuse pour démarrer lorsque l'on n'a pas bien écouté les instructions du début... (pratique quand on est en mode boulet...).
L'heure passe à vitesse grand V tellement on se prend au jeu. On a testé les deux histoires et c'était super.
Bravo !

13260 Cassis, France +33 892 39 01 03
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Calanques

Reviewed By John M - Lyon, France

The hike along the barren cliffs to see the five Calanques between Cassis and Marseille is very worthwhile or you visit them by Seakayak from the beautiful port of Cassis. We took the direct bus from Castellane to Cassis along a very scenic route. The adjacent park and forest are all unpolluted, due the co-operation of visitors and the local authority. The sea is an azure blue sea and people enjoy hiking and some even dive headlong into the sea from the high cliffs. A hike from Marseille to Cassis could be in two stages: Callelongue to Calanque Morgiou in 4 hours and then Calanque Morgiou to Cassis in about 5 hours. There are enough cafes and bars for a rest and snacks with a drink while you enjoy the sounds of chirping cicadas. If you like to return by bus suggest a 30 minutes walk from Calanque Morgiou to Luminy (University of Marseille), and there's a bus from there to Marseille every 10-15 minutes.

5. La Maison de Celle qui Peint

Pont de l'Etoile, 13717 Roquevaire, France
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

La Maison de Celle qui Peint

Reviewed By John M - Adelaide, Australia

We had seen photos of "The Painted House" in an art book before leaving home and had decided to try and find it.
It looked good in the book but was stunning in real life. The diversity of colours and styles of ceramics is amazing. The whole front of the house is completely covered, door, shutters, everything. We were accompanied by a local from Avignon who had never heard of it before and he was equally amazed.
I think we took hundreds of photos between us.
This is a one off and is not to be missed if you are interested in ceramics or art generally.

6. Le Petit Monde de Marcel Pagnol

Esplanade De Gaulle, 13400 Aubagne, France +33 4 42 03 49 98
Excellent
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4 based on 63 reviews

Le Petit Monde de Marcel Pagnol

The museum is closed since January, 8th 2018. The 200 santons of the "Petit Monde" are moving out. In the next coming months, they will set place inside the "Cite de l’Art Santonnier, Therese Neveu" in Aubagne. The "Petit monde de Marcel Pagnol" is a reconstruction of Aubagne's hills, with 200 santons, staging characters taken from Marcel Pagnol's movies and life.

Reviewed By carbill2015 - Carnoustie, United Kingdom

For me, this was one of the highlights of the " Pagnol Pilgrimage ", even if it wouldn't mean too much to the non-fan. The guy at reception turns on the music ( hauntingly redolent of the collines, the garrigue and the Garlaban ) which...MoreWe thank you so much for your very nice remark on the smal world of Marcel Pagnol. Thanks to your comments, we hope will get foreign visitors interested in visiting this place. Best Regards.

7. JB EMERIC

265 avenue du Col de l Ange, 13420 Gemenos, France
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5 based on 27 reviews

JB EMERIC

Reviewed By fransisco83

Accueil super personnel au top bonne expérience à essayer au moins 1 fois et à renouveler car vraiment bien

8. Au Voyage des Sens

Rd 559a | Les Barles, 13470 Carnoux-en-Provence, France +33 4 42 03 59 54
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5 based on 1 reviews

Au Voyage des Sens

Reviewed By pika92 - Salon-de-Provence, France

un accueil personnalisé de Bernadette et Emmanuelle
un lieu raffiné ou domine calme et sérénité
des soins de grande qualité
rajeunir en perdant la notion du temps

9. Calanque de Port-Miou

13260 Cassis, France
Excellent
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4.5 based on 224 reviews

Calanque de Port-Miou

Reviewed By wendyanddavid536 - Solihull, United Kingdom

The first calanque that you come to on a boat trip from Cassis. The longest of the Calanques, it is always full of boats moored here, a large number of them with folks draped over them sunbathing with very little apparent interest in sailing - very amusing.
Just visible through the pine trees on one side is the chapel of Notre Dame, built in 1649 to give thanks for the village having survived the plague. There is also a stone quarry, now closed, which supplied stone for the plinth of New York's Statue of Liberty.

10. Villasospa

48 boulevard Louis Olive, 13821 La Penne-sur-Huveaune, France +33 4 88 08 75 86
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Villasospa

Reviewed By Nathalie A - La Penne-sur-Huveaune, France

Le paradis existe ou comment j’ai passé un après-midi de princesse. J’ai découvert cet endroit la semaine dernière sur Facebook et je me suis dit comment ça ils ont ouvert cet établissement à côté de chez-moi quel bonheur il faut que j’aille tester. Je me suis donc rendu sur les lieux ce matin où j’ai été accueilli chaleureusement par la propriétaire de l’établissement qui a pris du temps pour m’expliquer son parcours et me faire visiter les lieux. Charmée par le lieu j’ai aussitôt pris rendez-vous pour l’après-midi et là j’ai eut droit à un traitement de princesse. La propriétaire des lieux m’a prodigué des soins avec une telle générosité et beaucoup de professionnalisme. Il existe encore des gens qui ont du cœur et pour qui le bonheur des autres est important et c’est le cas des deux femmes que j’ai rencontré cet après-midi un grand merci à vous les filles.
Mon soin Hammam + délice d’orient. Je vais vite revenir. Pour celles qui hésitent allez y c’est vraiment une escale de bonheur

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