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The Departement of Bouches du Rhone - Pop.: 47.000 h.

A 15 km à l'est de Marseille sur l'A50, l'A52, la N8 and la N98
Aubagne - Place

Situated between Marseille and Cassis, nand not far from the St. Baume mountains, Aubagne is the birthplace of Marcel Pagnol. This writer and film producer who glorified Provence and its culture through his wanderful characters, spent his youth in Aubagne. He is the pride of the village and there are exhibitions and culture walks dedicated to him.

Aubagne - Terrasse

Aubagne has developped rapidly in the last few years; the center of town has been renovated and the old quarters restored.

Aubagne - Santons

Because of the clay in the soil, Aubagne has been the center for pottery since ancient times and today is the leading city in Provence for the famous santon figurines.

Even though Aubagne is economically dynamic it has managed to keep its authenticity as a true Provençal community.

What to see:

Pagnol Museum at the tourist office.
Therese Neveu workshop on clay crafts.
Legion Etrangere Museum.
Penitents Chapel. Ramparts.
Guided tours of the historical center of Aubagne and of the film productions of Marcel Pagnol.

Leisure activities:

Horseback riding, climbing.
Speleology, squash, tennis, swimming pool, mountain biking.


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Neighbouring cities and villages:

Cassis (10 km), Cuges les Pins (11 km), Carnoux en Provence (6 km),
Roquevaire (5km), Gémenos (4km) and Roquefort la Bédoule (6km).

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