Carnoux en Provence

The Bouches du Rhone Departement - Pop.: 6,742 inh.

puce 18 km from Marseilles via the N8 or the A50 and 8 km from Cassis.

Carnoux en Provence, roundabout

Carnoux is a pretty town strategically situated 18 km from Marseilles and 8km from Cassis and the sea-side.

Surrounded by scrub-land and fragrant hillsides, Carnoux is a modern town with a series of tidy avenues encircling the town centre and its gardens.


Carnoux en Provence, street and Notre Dame d'Afrique church

Several residential areas and new subdivisions surround the town.

Carnoux is not really on the tourist trail. Its major asset is to be near Marseilles (France's second largest city), and to offer a pleasant life-style close to nature for those who work or attend the Marseilles University.



Carnoux en Provence, houses in the hills In the beginning, Carnoux was created by a group of French people who were repatriated from Marocco in 1965, and who wanted to settle in Provence.

They pooled their resources and bought 300 hectares of land from Aubagne and Roquefort la Bedoule. Without any subsidies or public aid, they courageously and intelligently built the major part of the town's infrastrucutre which then enabled them to invite their compatriots to come and live in Carnoux.

Carnoux en Provence, park


The first municipal council with an idential status to other French councils was only set up in 1967.

Perhaps this explains why you will not find "Historic sites" to visit !




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puce What to see:

Notre Dame d'Afrique chruch (1964).
Memorial aux Morts d'Outre-Mer.

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puce Leisure activities:

Hiking, horse-riding, mountain biking.
Forest-park and nature walks.
Grey-hound racing. Tennis. Swimming pool.

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puce Accommodation:


Hotel.
Furnished apartments. Holiday rentals.
Rural holiday cottages (gites).

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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Roquefort la Bedoule (4 km), Aubagne(6 km) and Cassis (7 km).

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