Saint Victoret

The Bouches du Rhone Departement - Population : 6,605 inh.

puce 23 km north-west of Marseilles and 27 km south-west of Aix en Provence.


Saint Victoret, roundabout and fountain Saint Victoret is a small market town situated just next to Marignane, not far from the airport and just a few kilometres from the eastern shore of the Etang de Berre. If you take the secondary road D20 to St Victoret, you first pass through the hamlet of Pas des Lanciers. Here you will find a small, lively district with a few shops and an SNCF railway station for the transport of goods and freight to the airport. In the parallel roads there are some pretty villas which were built before the airport.
Saint Victoret, town hall and park entrance with statues of lions Two kilometres beyond Pas des Lanciers you will come to the centre of Saint Victoret. With its new housing blocks, roundabouts planted with flowers, a media library and a cultural centre, the heart of the village is well laid out and pleasantly floral.
You may feel as though you have arrived in the new village of Saint Victoret, since everything looks so recent. Nevertheless, the village makes the most of what historic heritage there is, with several chapels, churches and pretty fountains.
Saint Victoret, square with fountains and cafe terrace
The history and life of Saint Victoret are closely linked with the activities of the airport in every respect. There is one Saint Victoret before the airport and another after the airport... the proximity of the airport has enormous repercussions for the village.
First and foremost is obviously the incessant noise of aeroplanes landing at the airport.
How bearable the noise is depends on which district of Saint Victoret you are in (some districts lie directly beneath the flight path to the landing strip).
In terms of employment, real estate and, above all, the revival of the local economy, the airport has certainly had a very real impact on Saint Victoret... both in a positive and a negative sense.
In terms of tourism, large numbers of visitors see Saint Victoret... but only from the air!




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puce What to see:

Parish church.

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puce Leisure activities:

Market on Wednesday and Sunday mornings (Place des Ecoles).
Tennis. Summer events.

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puce Accommodation:


Hotels.

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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Marignane (1km), Pennes Mirabeau (6km), Gignac La Nerthe (6km) and Vitrolles (10km).



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