Gignac la Nerthe

The Bouches du Rhone Departement - Pop.: 9,222 inh.

puce 30km south-west of Aix en Provence and 24 km north-west of Marseilles.

Gignac La Nerthe, bell tower
Gignac La Nerthe is situated between the N368 and the A55 motorway, near Marignane and the Estaque range but it can by no means be said to be a major tourist destination...

Originally mainly involved in agriculture, the families of Gignac La Nerthe now mostly tend to work elsewhere - in Marignane, Marseille, Martigues or Aix en Provence.

Gignac has developed very quickly over the last two decades, in parallel with the burgeoning economic activity in the commercial and industrial areas along the Marseilles-Vitrolles-Marignane axis.

Gignac La Nerthe, street

In the centre of Gignac you can walk along several little narrow streets until you come to the church with its restored facade and lovely belltower. Around the church there are several rows of old cottages.

Gignac comprises several different quartiers, some of them neater and more elegant than others. With carefully tended roundabouts, flower-lined avenues and new buildings, some parts of Gignac resemble a new town, while other parts are more like a dormitory town with rather charmless housing.




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puce What to see:

Parish church.

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puce Leisure activities:

Walking, hiking.
Market on Sunday mornings (Place de la mairie).

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puce Accommodation:


Vacation rentals.

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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Saint Victoret (4 km), Marignane (5 km) and Les Pennes Mirabeau (10 km).

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