Lançon de Provence

The Bouches du Rhone Departement - Pop.: 8,869 inh.

puce 30 km west of Aix en Provence and 8 km south of Salon de Provence.

Lancon de Provence, bell tower

Lancon de Provence lies at the centre of Bouches du Rhone and all car drivers who take the A7 to get to Provence will be familiar with it... But Lancon is more than just a toll point announcing your arrival in Provence, it is also a pretty typically Provençal village, with its small squares and lovely stone houses.

Lancon is situated on a hill dominated by the remains of the château of the Lords of Baux (17th century). These remains are surrounded by a wall with square towers at intervals all along it. There is also a machicolated gatehouse.


Lancon de Provence, town hall

Once in the village, you will find pretty little narrow lanes and on either side the old doors of 17th and 18th-century town houses.

You can’t miss the charming square in front of the town hall and the panoramic view over the valley from behind it.



Lancon de Provence, square


In the centre of the village you will find the Place Andre Wolff with its cool fountain and the Maison des Templiers (House of the Knights Templar) and the Hotel des Foresta, a blend of Baroque and Renaissance styles which is classified as a historic monument.



Lancon de Provence, house

Following the main road which climbs upward through the village, you will come to the lovely little Place de l'Eglise. At the centre of this little square is a statue of Emmanuel Signoret. Next to the church gate is a beautiful house with a stone facade and flower-bedecked windows, giving this part of the village its own particular charm.




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puce What to see:

Parish church.

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puce Leisure activities:

Market on Tuesday and Saturday mornings (Place du Champs de Mars).
Boules. Summer events.

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puce Accommodation:


Vacation rentals.

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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Grans (7 km), Salon de Provence (8 km), Pélissanne (6km) and La Fare les Oliviers (8km).

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