Roquevaire

The Bouches du Rhone Departement - Pop.: 8,992 inh.

puce East of Marseilles, on the N8 between Aubagne (8km) and Auriol (4km).

Roquevaire, the Huveaune river

Delightful little bridges cross the river, adding a romantic touch to the scene.

The village has preserved its Provencal identity and is in the heart of the countryside so dear to the French writer Marcel Pagnol.


Roquevaire, street


Visitors can follow the hiking trails along the hill-sides until the Sainte Baume.

Amongst its treasures, Roquevaire has the oldest chapel in Provence, which is classified as an historic monument.



Roquevaire, bell tower



In the 18th century Eglise St Vincent, you will find the grand organ belonging to Pierre Cochereau, the former organist at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.




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puce What to see:

St Vincent church.
Le grand orgue.

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puce Leisure activities:

Hiking and mountain biking.
Horse-riding. Climbing.

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puce Accommodation:


Bed and breakfast.
Vacation rentals.

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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

La Destrousse (4 km), La Bouilladisse (6 km) and Gemenos (8km).

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