Provence & the Cote d'Azur - Bouches-du-Rhone (PDF Chapter)
This is the Bouches-du-Rhône chapter from Lonely Planet’s Provence & the Cote d’Azur guidebook.
The ‘mouths-of-the-Rhône’, where one of Europe’s great rivers splits before spilling its Swiss-Alpine snowmelt into the Mediterranean, is Provence’s most populous département. Its palpitating heart is Marseille, a gritty former Greek colony, France’s second-largest city, and a place of real cultural energy.
- appreciate world-class museums, 2600 years of history and an innovative cultural scene in Marseille
- hike through sun-warmed pines in the Parc National des Calanques, before plunging into secluded calanques (coves)
- submit to the full, five-course fish extravaganza in classic coastal restaurants like Le Rhul
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Marseille, Around Marseille, Les Calanques, Cassis, Côte Bleue, Pays d’Aix, Aix-en-Provence, Ventabren, Salon-de-Provence, Les Alpilles, St-Rémy-de-Provence, Les Baux-de-Provence.
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