Marignane

The Bouches du Rhone Departement - Population : 34,448 inh.

puce Between Marseille (25km) and Aix en Provence (25km). Marseille-Marignane International Airport.

Marignane, bell tower The Marseille-Provence international airport is situated on the outskirts of Marignane.
A vast industrial zone and a raft of on/off ramps surrounds the airport, making the area not particularly touristic but difficult to avoid!
Marignane, square and cafe terraces
The town center of Marignane is rather pleasant, with its streets lined with plane trees and its small shaded squares. The main arteries are embellished with flower beds, landscaped roundabouts and give a lively look to the city.
The atmosphere is typical of southern cities, the streets are lined with terraces and cafes, many shops enliven the pedestrian streets.
Marignane, church door
As you walk, you will not miss the belfry on the old city gate, the Romanesque church of St Nicolas and the magnificent altarpiece of the Renaissance.

Marignane has a medieval castle that was altered in the 17th century, the Chateau des Covet. It has retained quite a few elements of its original interior decoration. This Italian palace now houses the Town Hall and the Old Marignane museum.
Marignane, tourist office
In the surroundings a nice walk is to be made up to the Notre Dame de Pitie Chapel which, from the top of its hill, watches over Marignane.
Numerous sporting and leisure activities are offered at Marignane, so take advantage of the facilities.




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puce What to see:

The chateau des Covet.
Saint-Nicolas church. Chapel ND de Pitie.
The Raimu Museum.
The Museum of art and popular traditions.

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puce Leisure activities:

3 swimming pools, 16 tennis courts, aeroclub.
Nautical club with private beach, lake designed for water skiing.
Hiking and botannic walks.

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puce Accommodation:


Hotels.
Campsites.

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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Saint Victoret (2 km), Gignac la Nerthe (5 km) and Vitrolles (7 km).



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