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The Departement of Bouches du Rhone - Pop.: 3.900 h.

18 km south-east of' Aix en Provence via the N96.

Gréasque square

Gréasque is situated in the privileged triangle formed by Aix en Provence, Aubagne and Marseille. Built practically at the foot of Mount Sainte-Victoire, Gréasque is surrounded by 320 hectares of pine and oak-trees, and is only 30 minutes from the sea.

Gréasque city hall

Gréasque is an ancient mining town which has witnessed the entire history of this industry in Provence. The renovation of the Hély d'Oissel mine-shaft is now transformed into a scientific and technical mining museum.

Gréasque fountain

Gréasque is fortunate to have the 17th century chateau which once belonged to the De Castellane family.

The chateau has superb gardens that have been especially laid-out to take advantage of the area's natural beauty and enables visitors to happily while away the time under the ancient old trees.

Gréasque arbor

The 320 hectare forest of the Domaine Communal which surrounds Gréasque offers numerous leisure activities including walks, jogging, horse-riding on the path-ways or mountain biking... everyone can find something to do!

What to see:

17th century Château and garden.
Scientific and Technical mining museum :
Hély d'Oissel mine-shaft museum, classed as an historic industrial monument.
Voie romaine des Euves (roman road).

Leisure activities:

Hiking. Tennis. Basket. Boulodrome.
Pine-forest walking-track. Mountain bike circuit.
Market, Tuesday and Friday mornings.
Arts and crafts fair, antique fair, cultural events.
Festival, first weekend in June.
Sainte-Barbe Festival, 4 December, Christmas traditions, exhibitions, sales...


Bed and breakfast.
Holiday rentals - Gites.

Neighbouring villages:

Gardanne (7km), Fuveau ( 4 km), Mimet (4km

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