Cuges les Pins

The Bouches du Rhone Departement - Pop.: 5,047 inh.

puce Situated on route N8 between Aubagne (13km) and Le Beausset (16km).

Cuges les Pins, square



Cuges les Pins, set at the foothills of the Ste. Baume mountains, is at an even distance between Marseilles and Toulon, a 20mn drive from the sea.



Cuges les Pins, church


It is an exceptional site being the biggest crater in France, formed during the Tertiary Period.


Cuges is ensconced here in this depression of 5 kilometers long and 1,5 kilometers wide. To reach it one must take the Ange Pass or the Castellet Pass.


Cuges les Pins, street




Building of the village began in 1507 and it has been through many restorations. Don't miss the oldest streets in town (Docteur Gastinel, Horloge, Victor Hugo, Blvd. Gambetta), or the fountains and the city gardens.




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puce What to see:

The 1869 church, 8 Oratories.
The 1824 clock. Chapel St. Antoine.
Every year there is a pilgrimage of St. Anthony af Padua on the l3th and 16th of June.

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puce Leisure activities:

OK Corral Amusement Park.
Horseback riding. Climbing. Hiking. Mountain biking.

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puce Accommodation:


Hotels.

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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Géménos (10 km), Carnoux en Provence (15 km) and Le Castellet (15 km).

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